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Purpose and Goals in Life

"What Manner of Man Is This?"
He came to Earth as a tiny, weak, and helpless baby, born to a simple, humble young girl who miraculously conceived the child, having never slept with any man.
God Does Something New
When Jesus rose from the dead, His resurrection was the first phase of God’s new creation, a new kind of existence—a human body was transformed by the power of God into one that is no longer affected by death, decay, and corruption. Nothing like this had ever happened!
Embracing Change
When you’re experiencing a lot of movement or a lot of change, it can give rise to uncertainty, concern, even some fear, worry, or discouragement, wondering how you are going to make it and what the future holds.
Hallelujah for Happiness!
In many religions the more the devotees suffer and the sadder they are, the more religious they are considered to be. But for the born-again Christian, it's supposed to be just the opposite!
A Declaration of Love
As Christians, we believe in love!--Love for God and others, for "God is love."1 That's our religion--love! Love is everything, for without love there is nothing: no friends, no caring families, no loving fathers or mothers or children or happiness or Heaven.
Change the World!
In 1913, a young man about twenty years old took a walking tour in the rural province of Provence, in southern France.
The War of the Worlds
-- A call to action for all those who truly wish to change the world for the better We believe that each person who responds to Jesus' call to follow His example of love and to bring His truth to others is engaged in a war of the worlds!

Controversies, and Social and Ethical Issues

It's What You Choose to Believe
How did the universe and all that is in it come into existence? Did some inexplicable event set off the process or was it the work of an intelligent designer?
The Spark of Life
“Abiogenesis” is a term that was apparently coined by Thomas Huxley in the 1860s.
Eco-friendly State of Mind
As I was growing up, my parents taught me good habits such as conserving electricity and water, not being wasteful with food, and finding new uses for items that had outlived their original purposes.
Playing God?
Someone once wrote me with the question, "is it right for medical science to 'play God'?" The case in point was a court case in the UK involving a pair of conjoined [Siamese] twins.
Love without Partiality
You see and hear it all the time--discrimination against minority races, minority religions, and minorities of all kinds, from governmental oppression and persecution to prejudiced individuals with their rude jokes and antagonistic behavior.

Relationships with Family and Friends

Raising Happy Children
Is there a secret to raising happy, well-adjusted children? It's no secret but, yes, there is a key: love--your love and God's love!
Marriage Advice
--Can we put the "magic" back in our marriage? First of all, you are not alone. Many couples are head over heels in love before their wedding, but it usually isn't long before reality sets in. And that's not necessarily a bad thing! It's all part of the growing process.
Serve One Another in Love
"Through love serve one another" (Galatians 5:13). That phrase from the Bible is food for thought, especially when you consider that the Greek word translated here as "serve" is douleuo, which means "to be a slave to.

Overcoming Problems

Overcoming Vices
We all have habits, both good and bad. Anything we do automatically, consciously or unconsciously, is a habit. Good habits such as tidiness, courtesy, punctuality, or good manners are a wonderful thing. But when the habit is bad for us or others, it's what is known as a vice.
Bottoms Up!
I recently became the mother of two. There are so many new emotions, joys, and lessons that come along with welcoming an additional child into the family. The newest challenge I face is getting ready to go back to work and preparing our three-month-old baby girl for this transition.
Communication Tips
--How can I help someone who has difficulty opening up and communicating? By Maria Fontaine Most people who are very quiet and withdrawn don't really want to be that way.
Comparing--Friend or Foe of Happiness?
Comparing ourselves with others! We all do it in one form or another. We want to be better, stronger, more beautiful, more gifted. It's part of human nature to compare and be competitive, and for some it becomes a deeply ingrained habit. Comparing isn't always a bad thing.
You Can Overcome Your Past
Most of the unpleasant things that happen to us are like bruises or minor scrapes to our spirits, but at some time or another most of us experience a deep wound or serious injury to our spirit. We can't always keep ourselves from being hurt.

Why God Allows Bad Things

Why Racism?
Why isn't there racial and ethnic harmony in the world? Harmony in a world as wracked by tension, strife, prejudice and violence as the one we live in today? We have all seen or read about the horrors that can result when animosity escalates between people of divergent backgrounds.
Why Do the Innocent Die?
Why does God allow so many innocent people to be killed by natural disasters like floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, etc., over which man has little or no control? To truly understand the answer, it's necessary to believe in God and a better life after this one.
Why Does God Allow War?
Wars are the ultimate manifestation of man's selfishness, greed, pride, and competitive spirit and have caused untold suffering throughout history. The Bible says, "From whence come wars and fightings among you? Come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?" (James 4:1 KJV).
Why is There Suffering?
Nearly all of us have asked this question at one time or another. The answer hinges on two basic truths: First, most suffering is not due to so-called natural causes. In other words, it's not according to the way God intended for things to work; it's not His doing. It's man's doing.

Working Smarter

Financial Troubles
I'm under a lot of financial pressure right now. With the economy the way it is, business is slow and I've lost much of the income I need to keep on top of my bills. I've prayed for God's help, but is there something more I need to do in order to receive His financial blessings?
Friction in the Workplace
What can I do to avoid the friction I've been having with one of my associates at work, and to open better lines of communication with this person?
How Can I Get More Done?
It just seems like there aren't enough hours in the day, and I find myself putting off the most important things I need to do. It sounds like you need to learn to manage your time better.
Two time-tested steps for shedding stress When it seems there is much more to be done than there is time to do it, it's easy to get under pressure. We think we're not getting enough done or are not getting it done quickly enough, so we push ourselves harder.
Love Is the Most Important Thing!
Some years ago when I worked with two secretaries, Laura and Anne, we discovered together an important lesson in human relationships. Both Laura and Anne were hard workers--really tops in their field, the best at what they did.

The Spirit World and Supernatural Phenomena

Is Meditation Beneficial?
In a sense, meditation is really prayer, it's getting in tune with the spiritual. It stands to reason and follows logically that if you obey God's physical or even psychological laws, you will receive certain benefits from them.
Did miracles actually happen in the past and do they still happen today? The Bible contains many accounts of miracles.