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  • December 15, 2023

    READ: PSALMS 39:4-7; 90:1-17 When I was young, my family would visit my grandmother 750 miles away, and at night, she would sit with me on her lap and read from her Bible and tell stories of her life. She often said, “It wasn’t long ago I was your age.” I would look at her [...]

  • December 19, 2022

    In the book of Malachi, we see God's chosen people imploring Him to be gracious to them even while they keep disrespecting Him and showing contempt for His commands. . By God's law, they are to make unblemished animal sacrifices to God for their sins. Instead, they sacrifice blind, diseased, and injured animals. Even the [...]

  • October 17, 2022

    One of the first missionaries, Paul, left Titus on the island of Crete to oversee the new churches there and appoint elders in every town. Titus may have been young, or at least younger than Paul since Paul refers to him as “my true son in our common faith” (Titus 1:4). In the book of [...]

  • October 18, 2021

    I'm in my fifties, and one thing I wish I'd known about God when I was a teenager is that He understands perfectly what it is like to be popular and to be unpopular. Jesus experienced both during His ministry. When Jesus was feeding people and healing them, crowds hung on His words and followed [...]

  • January 10, 2021

    How our heavenly Father views wealth and greatness sometimes looks different from the way earthly parents do. Such was the case for Clare Offreduccio. Born into a noble family in Assisi, Italy, more than eight hundred years ago, Clare knew her parents had one expectation of her: marry well, produce heirs, and retain the family [...]