God Meant It For Good

Joseph was born to a life of wealth and privilege. Not only was he his father’s favorite son, but he was handsome and gifted. He knew from an early age that he was special. God had a call on his life. But somehow, things didn’t quite turn out the way Joseph expected.

His older brothers bitterly resented him for the place he held in his father’s heart.…

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Choices, Choices

The Children of Israel were once faced with a critical decision. Joshua, their leader, had called the nation together and challenged them to make a choice:

“Now, therefore, fear the Lord, serve Him in sincerity and truth, and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the River and in Egypt. Serve the Lord! [But] if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, [then] choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve.” (Joshua 24:14 NKJV)

Fewer people today bow down before statues or idols, as the ancient peoples did.…

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The Great Bridge-Builder

In C.S. Lewis’s The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Edmund and Lucy and Caspian embark on an epic ocean voyage that takes them literally to the ends of the earth. They’re disappointed to learn that they cannot reach the Great Lion Aslan’s Country (or Heaven) the way that they have come. In fact, Edmund and Lucy must return home to England, never to visit Narnia again.

Edmund and Lucy are horribly upset.…

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He Who Kneels

Do you ever feel intimidated by other people? Outshined, overshadowed, insignificant?

Experts have all kinds of suggestions for how you might boost your confidence and self-esteem…. For instance, you might begin by practicing positive self-talk or attending an assertiveness-training seminar. You could make a list of things you like about yourself and focus on those things – or make a list of things you don’t like and work on changing them.…

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