The Pumpkin

Pumpkins on display at a pumpkin patch are ready for Halloween

Being a Christian is a lot like being a pumpkin at this time of year. First, God picks you from the pumpkin patch and brings you in from the field. The Bible says He selects us out of the world. We are in the world, but no longer of the world. He then washes all the “dirt” off the outside that we received from

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Meaningful Work

Portrait of an upset businessman at desk in office. Businessman being depressed by working in office. Young stressed business man feeling strain in eyes after working for long hours on computer.

Recent surveys indicate unprecedented dissatisfaction with work. As many as 80 percent of employees at any given time are looking for a new job. Why? Maybe they need more money, or perhaps they don’t like the location, their coworkers, or their bosses. For most, however, the discontent isn’t a matter of location or benefits. It is a matter of meaning. If we don’t find

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How Do You Handle Adversity?

Water boiling in glass pan

A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved, a new one arose. Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled

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Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

An American road sign with sky background and Yesterday Today and Tomorrow signs
Only today counts

There are two days in every week that we should not worry about, two days that should be kept free from fear and apprehension. One is yesterday with its mistakes and cares. Its faults and blunders, its aches and pains. Yesterday has passed forever beyond our control. All the money in the world cannot bring back yesterday. We cannot undo a single act we

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Don’t Quit

The piano on the brown curtain background

Wishing to encourage her young son’s progress on the piano, a mother took her boy to a piano concert. After they were seated, the mother spotted an old friend in the audience and walked down the aisle to greet her. Seizing the opportunity to explore the wonders of the concert hall, the little boy rose and eventually made his way through a door marked

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The 23rd Psalm

A bible on white opened up to the 23rd Palm

A Sunday school teacher asked her class if anyone could quote the entire 23rd Psalm. A golden-haired, four-and-a-half-year-old girl was among those who raised their hands. A bit skeptical, the teacher asked if she could really quote the entire psalm. The little girl came to the front of the room, faced the class, made a perky little bow, and said, “The Lord is my

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Letters From Our Listeners–August 2016


Some encouraging emails we received in August from our listeners around the world: Location: Kenya Comments: Allworship, you truly bless me at all times. Today’s message reminded me of God’s Protection. I am a young Christian from Kenya. In spite of that, I have this deep desire of knowing my God through Jesus Christ and you guys just do the perfect Job. I pray

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Cherish Each Day

Closeup portrait young woman in white shirt breathing in fresh crisp air after long day of work isolated outdoors outside background. Stop and smell the roses connect with nature

Today, when I awoke, I suddenly realized that this is the best day of my life. Ever. There were times when I wondered if I would make it to today. But I did! And, because I did, I’m going to celebrate! Today, I’m going to celebrate what an unbelievable life I have had so far: the accomplishments, the many blessings, and, yes, even the

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