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God Is in Control

An 'I have to fix it myself mentality' leads to a plethora of physical and emotional troubles. read more

A Healthy Heart

The most important factor in whether or not you develop heart disease is the food you eat. read more

How One Woman Challenged Oppression

Maria Sliwa, a controversial ex-cop from New York City, has a new crime beat. She's calling the United States government to get tough on countries that persecute Christians. read more

Are You Feeding Your Need?

Most of us don't want to admit it, but we've grown accustomed to overeating. It's time to repent and develop some self-control.


The Bible tells us that "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control" (Gal. 5:22, NIV). All these virtues should be displayed by those in whom the Spirit of God resides. But I've observed that self-control, the last in the list, is often overlooked--much like young David was when the prophet Samuel told Jesse to assemble his sons so he could anoint one of them as the new king of Israel (see 1 Sam. 16:1-13).

We're diligent in our quest to become living examples of unconditional love, unspeakable joy and peace that passes understanding. We commit ourselves to serving in our local churches so that they grow to reflect the goodness and faithfulness of the Lord. We strive to show patience when we minister to a hurting and sin-sick world. Even past President George Bush publicly expressed his hope that America become a kinder and gentler nation. read more

Kids in His Presence

Parents and children's ministers often are eager to introduce children to the deeper things of God. Kids will benefit most if they first are given time to become grounded in the gospel. read more

A Journey Toward Healing

After a difficult public divorce, Melva Lea--former wife of Larry Lea--is starting over with a fresh understanding of God's ability to restore. read more

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