What Daniel Teaches Us About Character

man looking out over mountain contemplating life
 
Then the king placed Daniel in a high position and lavished many gifts on him. He made him ruler over the entire province of Babylon and placed him in charge of all its wise men. – Daniel 2:48

Does your private life as a leader impact your public life? No question about it. Daniel illustrates ...

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The Magi’s Gifts at Jesus’ Birth

The Gifts of the Magi
 
Every year they show up. Like clockwork. Always in threes and invariably on camels. Bearing gifts, they wear regal robes and somber looks as they make the long journey from the corners of closets or the bowels of basements onto the front lawn or the mantle.

The wise men of Christmas. So mysterious. So unexpected. Like ...

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Hope in God Alone

Hope in God Alone

 

 

Why do you boast of evil, you mighty hero?
    Why do you boast all day long,
    you who are a disgrace in the eyes of God?
You who practice deceit,
    your tongue plots destruction;
    it ...

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Gratitude at the Thanksgiving Season

Gratitude at the Thanksgiving Season

 

As we approach the season of Thanksgiving, our hearts and minds turn to the reasons behind the celebration here in the United States. Why is it that we take a day out of our normal routine to stop, take a breath, gather with family and friends, and celebrate a day of thanksgiving for all the blessings that ...

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Slowing Down Life

Slowing Down Life
 
by Jason Cruise

Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.Psalm 27:14

Wild turkeys live on turkey time. Speed is rarely, if ever, incorporated into their day unless they feel threatened. Life, for a strutter, is lived at a slow pace.

Over the years I’ve been able to build ...

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The Faith of the University Skeptic

The Faith of the University Skeptic
 
One of the things you will likely hear on the university campus is that the Bible’s depiction of Jesus is historically inaccurate. For example, did Jesus say he was God, or did the church make it up? Skeptics use the phrase “Jesus of history” to refer to who they think Jesus “really” was. They ...

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How to Grow Your Faith

Grow Your Faith

A lot of people talk about “faith.” But what does that mean for our everyday lives? We offer reflections based on the experiences of historical figures in the Bible whose experiences teach us lessons about growing our faith today.

Faith Involves Action

After he was weaned, she took the boy with her, young as he was, along with a three-year-old bull, an ephah of flour and a skin of wine, and ...

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