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A 5-minute daily devotional to help you fully live the life God has designed for you.

A 5-minute daily devotional to help you fully live the life God has designed for you.

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A 5-minute daily devotional to help you fully live the life God has designed for you.

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English

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Episodes

How Do I Love People I Don't Like?

6/16/2021
"If I were in charge of the world," says Lucy to good ol' Charlie Brown, "I'd change everything!" Charlie, looking a bit puzzled, says, "That wouldn't be easy. Where would you start?" "I'd start with you!" says Lucy. Changing the world usually means changing other people, whipping them into shape, making them conform to your ideal.

Duration:00:04:49

Start Living Your Life Again

6/15/2021
I picked it up from my friend Ken Gaydos, and I suspect that he got the idea from someone he had heard. It's concluding an interview with the question, "If you could live your life all over again, what would you do differently?"

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How To Take On Responsibility In Your Life

6/14/2021
William Wordsworth, the English poet, wrote, "The child is the father of the man," meaning the events of childhood shape your destiny and future as an adult. Another way of putting it is the rather old saying, "The apple doesn't fall far from the tree."

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How To Find Joy In Your Circumstances

6/11/2021
Have you ever had the urge to just break out in song? It may have been inspired by a beautiful morning, or the check that arrived in the mail, or the phone call from a best friend. You felt like shouting something that Handel would have written, something that would praise God from the depths of your being.

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3 Steps To Healing After An Affair

6/10/2021
When a friend of many years became involved in an affair, Annette Lawson began asking, "Why do people walk out on good marriages for someone who is totally different from themselves and the kind of a person they would live the rest of their lives with?" Finding answers to that question led to more than a decade of exhaustive research. When this sociologist was asked, "What advice would you give to someone contemplating an affair?" she replied, "One thing that hasn't changed about adultery is...

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This Is Why Adultery Is Harmful

6/9/2021
When I asked the Episcopal Bishop of Liberia what was the greatest problem facing families in his country, he immediately responded: "Unfaithfulness in marriage, in at least 90% of our homes." The bishop gave me a straightforward answer untainted with excuses or justification. He could well have said, "You know, we really can't help what's happening here ‑‑ it's our culture!" Or he could have told me, "Our problems here are the result of the media and the role models which have been...

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How To Love And Hate Like Jesus

6/8/2021
Loving what God loves and hating what He hates never comes easy. Do you know why? Most of the time, our agenda and His are not moving the same way. It's the age-old conflict of a child's will versus the will of his father. When our first grandson began to talk, one of the first phrases that he mastered clearly was, "I want...." But the way the youngster voiced it made it clear that he didn't need any encouragement to be assertive. He had his own agenda, and he was intent on getting his way.

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Why Is Lying Harmful?

6/7/2021
When a certain worker got too much money in his paycheck, he said nothing, thinking that he had indeed encountered some good luck. The comptroller, however, found his mistake and deducted the overpayment from the next check. This time, however, the worker loudly complained, "You made a mistake; you didn't pay me enough money." The comptroller said, "Look, last pay check, I overpaid you, and you didn't say anything then. Now, why do you complain when I deducted the amount of the overpayment?"...

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Who Is The Jewish Messiah?

6/4/2021
When a Japanese Christian came to San Francisco for a visit, he attended a church service where Ralph Sockman spoke on the Life of Jesus. Asked by a friend how he enjoyed the message, the guest replied, "Well to hear him tell it, Jesus was an American, a Methodist, and an Armenian. But everyone knows that it is not true, for Jesus was really a Japanese, a Baptist, and a Calvinist." Right!

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What Does Jesus Really Look Like?

6/3/2021
From the impressions made on the walls of the catacombs of Rome to the mansions of the wealthy, Jesus Christ has been the inspiration for the world's great art, and the face of Jesus has been the inspiration of all the world's great artists. Rubens, Raphael, DaVinci, Titian, Michelangelo, and thousands of others, have all taken brush and pallet in hand and painted the face of Jesus as they pictured it in their mind. The painting of the face of Christ done by Warner Sallman hangs in many...

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What Did Jesus Really Look Like?

6/2/2021
It's an amazing fact, yet true: the writers of the four Gospels never gave to the world an actual description of what Jesus Christ really looked like. Nevertheless, there is an actual description of the appearance of Christ. One of the few that has survived the centuries is said to have been written by the governor of Judea, Publius Lentulus.

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How Do I Get To Know Jesus?

6/1/2021
Author Philip Yancey grew up in church. But he experienced a lot of confusion over what he learned about God and what he experienced in life. He wrote a book that shatters a lot of our cherished ideals and the images we have grown up with. He called the book, The Jesus I Never Knew.

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How To Start Putting Your Faith In God

5/31/2021
"Seeing is believing," so goes the old saying, yet from God's point of view, the very opposite is true. Believing brings spiritual vision, which clears the brain of fuzzy negative thinking. I've been thinking of the incident which took place as Jesus was on His way to Jerusalem, where He was to die. He knew this. A sense of urgency drove Him towards the Holy City. Jesus sensed that what would take place in Jerusalem was the very purpose for which He had come. What would happen was the main...

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Begin Seeking God's Forgiveness Today

5/28/2021
"There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him," wrote Solomon 3,000 years ago. Numbers three and four on that list of character disorders which the Bible calls sins are "hands that shed innocent blood," and "a heart that devises wicked schemes."

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Discover The Importance Of Honesty In Your Relationships

5/27/2021
Rebekah lived in a polygamous society where the women were property and beautiful women were commodities to be purchased at the cost of gold or blood. Isaac, her husband, knew this all too well; so when he was asked, "Who is this woman?" he lied out of fear, saying, "She is my sister!" And why not? Who keeps faith with the enemy? A generation before, his father, Abraham, had essentially done the same thing to try to protect his mother. You can read about both incidents in the book of...

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Why The Habit Of Lying Is Harmful

5/26/2021
The practice of dishonesty is the second taboo on God's list of what He detests (See Proverbs 6:16-19). While God loves the sinner, He certainly dislikes some of his habits. Question: On a scale of 1-10, how honest are you? Would you say you are honest all of the time? Most of the time? Part of the time? Or whenever it suits your purpose?

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How To Identify Pride In Your Life

5/25/2021
The Bible leaves no question about where God stands in relationship to what He loves and what He hates. And furthermore, He makes it clear that He expects His people to incorporate His view in their personal lives. "There are six things the LORD hates," wrote Solomon in the book of Proverbs, and the first to be mentioned is pride. A lot of things could have been at the top of the list, yet arrogance and pride are especially distasteful to our heavenly Father. Why? Why not put drunkenness or...

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6 Things The Lord Hates

5/24/2021
When you have poor credit, banks usually refuse to loan you money; however, one loan company advertises that they will make loans when others turn you away because "you are human." Interesting--is it not--how often we overlook irresponsibility because "we are just human." How inconsiderate of banks not to loan money when you have a past record of failing to pay your debts!

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What Is The Meaning Of Spiritual Light?

5/21/2021
One of the remarkable things about life today is the fact that science knows so much about some things and so little about some other things which are very common, and we tend to take those things for granted—not sensing how very important they are to our survival.

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How God's Light Can Change Lives

5/20/2021
A coal miner was trapped by an accident deep in the heart of the earth, and after the initial shock of realizing what had happened, the man took inventory to see how badly he was hurt. His carbon lantern, the only light that he had, was buried under the debris which had covered him. But his hands were free. One leg was pinned by a large timber. After the initial shock, he knew that he was pretty badly bruised and frightened. Who wouldn't be scared?

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