Teaching Children Values

A compilation

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When I think back on my own childhood, images of love, encouragement, and warm family memories flood my mind. I recall evenings on my dad’s lap listening to him read to me for hours. I have no doubt that those experiences instilled in me a lifelong love of books. Four decades later I can still hear my mom’s words, “Treat everyone with kindness, Michele,” in the same tone she used when I was young. The values that my parents modeled—perseverance, compassion, acceptance, . . .  read more

Answers to Your Questions…

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Q: Some months ago, I suffered a personal loss that made me wish I were dead. I often still feel that way. I know it’s not right, but sometimes I can’t help being angry with God for having let this happen to me. My friends don’t understand either. They sympathized at first, but then they started telling me to get on with my life. Lately they’ve been avoiding me. I’ve never felt so miserable or so alone. What can I do?

A: It sounds like you’ve been through . . .  read more

Stand Out!

Adapted from Treasures

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George was a sailor on an oil tanker, and like most sailors he was often at sea for weeks at a time.

Once when George’s ship was in port, he met John outside a bar. The two talked, and eventually John, who was a dedicated Christian, led George to receive Jesus as his Savior.

“Now that you’ve asked Jesus to come into your heart, George, your life is going to change,” John said.

“How’s that?” asked George.

“Well, it says right . . .  read more

Loving God in Word and in Deed

By Peter Amsterdam

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“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
—Colossians 3:17

In word

The age-old problem many of us often face is finding the time to read and study God’s Word. We all have a desire to read and study the Word, but there . . .  read more

Reacting Positively

A compilation

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Faith is reacting positively to a negative situation.

—Dr. Robert Schuller

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The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company, a church, a home. The remarkable thing . . .  read more