Answers to your Questions…


Q: Things haven’t been going well for me lately. I’ve been looking for a new job and have submitted a number of applications, but I still haven’t found a new position. Now I’m wondering if maybe it’s not God’s will for me to find a new and better job. Got any advice?

A: Many people have the attitude that whatever happens is God’s will, so they should . . .  read more

Accentuating the Positive

A compilation


No matter what happens, always be thankful, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
—1 Thessalonians 5:18 TLB


We often have a habit of saying, “This is a nice day” when it’s sunny, and “this is such a bad day” when it’s rainy. But rainy days can be beautiful too, especially when the Lord is bringing them for our good, to quench the heat or to make the plants grow. In some places, people would be extremely thankful for rainy days. When you’re . . .  read more

Struggles that Strengthen

By Maria Fontaine


The Lord knows that encouragement is very important to us, and He wants to give us a lot of it. Encouragement plays a key role in helping us to keep going, even when we feel like quitting. Encouragement is one of the greatest pick-me-ups—and when it comes from the Lord, I’d say it’s the greatest. God’s encouragement helps us to know that we’re not alone, that He understands what we’re facing‚ and that if we just hold on a little longer, we will make it.

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How Much Does a Prayer Weigh?

Author unknown


How much does a prayer weigh? The only man I ever knew who tried to weigh one still does not know.

Once he thought he did. That was when he owned a little grocery store on New York’s West Side. It was the week before Christmas of 1918 when a tired-looking woman came into the store and asked him for enough food to make a Christmas dinner for her children. He asked her how much she could afford to spend.

“My husband was killed in the war,” the woman answered. “I . . .  read more

It’s So Because God Says So

By Virginia Brandt Berg, adapted


God’s Word says that He is “able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think” (Ephesians 3:20). People aren’t always able, as you know, to fulfill their promises, but God is able. God stands behind His promises, so hold Him to them in your hour of need and He will not fail you.

Did you ever have a friend upon whom you could utterly depend, who was absolutely faithful to you even when things were going wrong? Such friends . . .  read more