Category Archives: Adversity

Far Better

For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I live on in the flesh, this will mean fruit from my labor; yet what I shall choose I cannot tell. For I am hard-pressed between … Continue reading

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How’s Your Perseverance These Days?

A boy saved up his money and bought himself a nice pair of ice skates. Not long afterward he had his mom drive him to the local skating rink so that he could learn to skate. The mother watched as … Continue reading

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Is God Calling You to Deal With a Problem?

David Livingston, the legendary missionary to Africa, was a man who understood that some jobs God asks us to do aren’t for the faint of heart. On the subject of Livingstone’s work in Africa, one man wrote him, “I would … Continue reading

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Happily Ever After

Everybody loves a happy ending. The fact is, though, that such an outcome usually depends upon just exactly what degree of “happy” the individual is expecting. If those expectations are unrealistically high, well…. The Bible’s classic illustration of this is … Continue reading

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The Great War

Series: “The Great War” (post #1) It is difficult to count the number of wars that have been fought throughout mankind’s history. The difficulty lies in the question of what gets classified as an actual war. There are skirmishes. There … Continue reading

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Ministering to Lost People

And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two. (Matthew 5:41, N.K.J.V.) In its specific scriptural context, this verse has nothing to do with putting in the extra hours required to become a success in the business … Continue reading

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Trouble Travels

Here’s a true story. A retired couple found themselves greatly worried by the threat of nuclear war. So, they decided that their best course of action was to settle down in the place that was the least likely in all … Continue reading

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