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How the Bible Differs from a Golf Yardage Book

Have you ever watched professional golfers and been awed by their ability to land a shot from two hundred yards away just a few yards from the hole? You ...


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Partially-paralyzed Man Offers Modern-day Lament

On June 22, 2007, a hit-and-run incident left Daniel McConchie paralyzed from the waist down. Daniel says that since that traumatic day, "God has ...


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Statistics on Today's Young American Woman

The May 2010 issue of Esquire magazine shared the results of an extensive survey of 10,000 U.S. young women (average age: 27.6). Here are some highlights ...


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Prayer: Where Two Struggles Meet

If prayer stands as the place where God and human beings meet, then I must learn about prayer. Most of my struggles in the Christian life circle around ...


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Francis Chan Learns to Depend on the Holy Spirit as a Father

I cannot make someone fall in love with Jesus.

It really came home for me, literally, with my own teenage daughter, who, 18 months ago, was not in love ...


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God Answers Prayer and Prevents Transportation Strike

Perhaps the cool, crisp air in Huancayo, Peru, should have signaled to our mission team that God was about to do something truly special.

The local Peruvians ...


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Passion for Daily Prayer Grows with Age

Statistics from the Pew Forum on Religion in Public Life seem to indicate that with age comes passion for daily prayer:

  • Gen Xers (born between 1965-80) who prayed daily in the late 1990s: 42 percent

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Prayer Works Even from "Far Away"

Peter Charpentier, a minister in Hammond, Louisiana, shares a story of how God used his youngest son to teach him a valuable lesson about prayer and the ...


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John Ortberg on the Importance of Spiritual Weaning

Stillness is always a prerequisite for receptivity. Telephones and television sets cannot receive messages when they are too filled with static and noise. ...


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Missing the Sustenance of God Because of Self-centeredness

Pastor David Shelley shares a personal story that illustrates well the fact that though we were created to hear the words of God and to respond to them, ...


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