Pulling Weeds

young man working pulling weeds in backyard

An elderly teacher, with a pupil by his side, took a walk through a forest. Suddenly he stopped and pointed to four weeds close at hand. The first was just beginning to peep above the ground, the second had rooted itself pretty well into the earth, the third was a small shrub, while the fourth had become a little tree. The tutor said to

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Being Extreme

KEMER TURKEY - AUGUST 18 2015: Parasailing in a blue sky near sea beach. Parasailing is a popular recreational activity among tourists in Turkey.

Even though I am no longer in my 20’s (or 40’s for that matter!), I love to do things like zip-lining and parasailing. While I might be somewhat adventurous, I am not into extreme sports. Some people enjoy the thrill of doing something that is death-defying or dangerous, like scaling Mt. Everest or mountain biking on the side of a cliff. They like the

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Look Beyond The Blessing

Full of sea fish in fishing net on the sandy beach were caught by fishermen

Jesus told His disciples to go into the deep waters and let down their nets for fish. When they did, their nets were filled up with fish to the point of breaking. Being fishermen and businessmen, they may have been tempted to start doing business. Think how much they could make! But God had a different purpose. The disciples’ occupation as fishermen was just

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Letters From Our Listeners

listener-letters

Some emails we have received from our listeners around the world…. Location: Kenya Message: May God bless you for the inspiration ministry, since I subscribed to your website I have always been blessed. All message are true inspiration and an encouragement too. Don’t get weary of the good work; for they that win souls for Christ shall shine like stars. Location: Al Khobar Saudi Arabia Message: In

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Don’t Lose The Wonder

Bird silhouette ocean sunset is a single bird flying over the ocean water as sun beams burst forth from the sun in a vivid surreal colorful scenic seascape.

When Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt, I’m sure several million people were wondering, “How am I going to be fed? How am I going to survive in this wilderness?” Imagine the logistical nightmare. An incalculable quantity of food and water were needed to survive in the desert. Where would it come from? Yet, in this seemingly impossible situation, God provided! He provided

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Jesus, Our Friend

Jesus Christ in white robe reaching out his hand

When Jesus came into the world in human form, He changed our relationship with God forever. He made it possible for us to become adopted sons and daughters in God’s family, co-heirs with Him to the gift of eternal life with the Father. But He gave us another gift few of us ever open: His friendship. He experienced firsthand the loneliness of being human, and He

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The Father Forgives

Portrait of happy latina woman smiling and saying prayer. Black girl looking up while praying.

As the Father of the man whom you took part in murdering, I have something very important to say to you. I forgive you. With all My heart, I forgive you. I realize it may be hard for you to believe, but I really do. At the trial, when you confessed to your part in the events that cost My Son his life and

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The Cocoon

The monarch butterfly or simply monarch is a milkweed butterfly in the family Nymphalidae.

A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could, and it could go no further. So the man decided

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Letters From Our Listeners

listener-letters

Some emails we have received from our listeners around the world…. Location: Ulsan, South Korea Message: Thank you so much for you ministry. I am sorry I am unable to send a financial gift at this time, but my prayers are with you daily. I serve as an bi-vocational English pastor here in Korea and often times have been uplifted by the music on the site. Peace,

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A Merry Heart

Woman feeling free happy and loved in a beautiful natural setting at sunet

Solomon wrote, “a merry heart has a continual feast.” But why does it seem like so many of us are not feasting? How do we maintain a merry heart? Too often, we brood and complain over all the things we lack. Somehow we’ve come to believe that if good things would only come our way, we’d be truly happy. But it’s not good things

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