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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

Discover The True Source Of Joy

1/14/2022
"Joy," wrote G.K. Chesterton, "is the gigantic secret of the Christian." Yet to many it appears to be such a well‑kept secret that they never fully discover what it all is.

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How Do I Find God?

1/13/2022
"The problem with you Christians," commented an atheist, "is that you have monopolized all the holidays. You have Christmas, Easter, Good Friday, All Saints Day, and what have you. What we atheists need is a holiday all of our own." With a wry smile on his face, the friend countered, "How about April 1?" Centuries ago, the Psalmist wrote, "The fool says in his heart, 'There is no God'" (Psalm 14:1). But it could well be translated, "There is no God for me!" A lot of people who describe...

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The Reason You Don‘t Have to Worry

1/12/2022
Mark Twain, the American humorist, once wrote, "I am an old man and have known many troubles, but most of them never happened." What Twain was saying is that most of the things we worry about never occur. Paul Myers, founder of the old Haven of Rest Broadcast, used to say, "Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday."

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Find A Better Way To Handle Anxiety

1/11/2022
The National Institute of Mental Health did a study that required more than six years to complete. It was the most extensive piece of psychological research that has ever been conducted by this prestigious organization, or, for that matter, by any such organization anywhere. Their research confirmed what I have suspected for a long time: that the number one mental health disorder today is anxiety.

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How Do I Know If God Really Exists?

1/10/2022
"The real issue in the moral, ethical, and philosophical world today is the question of final reality," so wrote Francis Schaeffer, shortly before his death in 1984. He continued, "The Christian believes final reality is the infinite, personal God of moral absolutes who truly is there. The humanist believes it is impersonal material or energy which has existed in some form forever, and is shaped into its present form by pure chance. On this basis, man makes himself the measure of all...

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Stop Living Your Life In Fear

1/7/2022
In the Upper Room Jesus charged the disciples: "Don't be troubled; don't be afraid!" He knew what was ahead; they didn't. But instead of struggling with panic, Jesus was calm, fully in control. When you are stronger than the circumstances which confront you, you, too, can have that peace. Jesus finished his challenge to the disciples, saying, "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world" (John...

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What Does It Mean To Have Peace?

1/6/2022
"My peace I leave with you," said Jesus as He met with the disciples in the Upper Room. This was immediately followed by two commands: Don't be troubled; don't be afraid." What Jesus had in mind was a good deal more than worry, being concerned about something. The word means to be confused, to be in turmoil, to be distraught. And that's the condition of many people today who have trouble sleeping, are anxious, fearful, and have hearts filled with worry.

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Discover Peace In An Uncertain World

1/5/2022
Why are we always apprehensive about the future? Because, we just don't know what's out there. What lurking terrors await us? What surprises are there? We may whistle in the dark, or pretend we're unconcerned, but the reality is that our world will never go back to the days when things were normal--whatever that is.

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Start Leaving A Legacy Of Peace

1/4/2022
Six days before the Jewish Passover, Jesus and His disciples came to Jerusalem. At the Passover meal, Jesus washed the feet of the disciples, giving them an example to follow, then opened His heart and talked with them. So important was it that John recorded it explicitly. You'll find it in the Gospel that bears his name, beginning with chapter thirteen.

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How To Find Peace In The Storm

1/3/2022
Google the phrase, "Peace Institutes in the world," and you will be amazed at the number that exist today. Among them are The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Global Peace Institute, Peace Brigades International and a host of others, all dedicated to what they call "a scientific basis for permanent peace." Described by some as "the science of human survival" these brain trusts are searching for a formula that will allow men to beat their swords into plowshares and their spears...

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Who Is Afraid Of The New Year?

12/31/2021
Facing the New Year is always somewhat scary. Who knows what the year may hold of bane or blessing? Have you ever asked yourself, "Why fear the unknown? When you were born, you had two basic fears: the fear of loud noises, and the fear of falling. But soon after your birth you began to develop other fears. The fears that you had at birth were necessary to survive. But as you grew older, you became afraid of other things, and sometimes by the time we reach adulthood, our list of fears has...

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Here Is The Challenge Of The New Year

12/30/2021
Then Jesus took his disciples up the mountain and gathered them around him. He taught them saying: "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are the meek. Blessed are they that mourn. Blessed are the merciful. Blessed are they that thirst for justice. Blessed are you when you suffer. Be glad and rejoice for your reward is in heaven."

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Start Living In The Present

12/29/2021
"Look here, you who say, 'Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and will stay there for a year. We will do business there and make a profit.' How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it's here a little while, then it's gone," reads a paraphrase of what James, the half-brother of Jesus, wrote in the first century.

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How To Cure Loneliness In Your Life

12/28/2021
A lonely, dejected man sat in the office of Dr. James Hamilton, a British physician who practiced in Manchester, England. The patient told of a sickness which he said was taking his very life. "I am frightened of the terror of the world around me. I am depressed by life. I can find no happiness anywhere. Nothing amuses me, and I have nothing to live for." He continued, saying, "If you can't help me, I shall kill myself."

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Why Do I Feel The After-Christmas Blues?

12/27/2021
Christmas is over, at least it is for most of you. However, in some places such as in Russia, Christmas is observed in early January. But no matter when you celebrate Christmas, there comes a time when it is over; and when it is over, it is over.

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Discover The 10 Wonders Of Christmas

12/24/2021
Over 365 names and inscriptions are found in the Bible referring to Jesus Christ, but none is more lovely than the one found in Isaiah where the prophet said, "His name shall be called WONDERFUL" (Isaiah 9:6, KJV). As a light that sparkles on a tree, the wonder of Christ can hardly be reduced to a treatment of a few minutes, but in that length of time I can give you the ten wonders of Christmas.

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Stop And Listen To The Christmas Music

12/23/2021
When the Communists took over in China in 1949, two missionaries were left behind--Rudolph Bosshardt and Arnolis Hayman. The two were arrested and thrown into prison. Days turned into weeks and weeks into months. China is a vast country, approximately the same size as the United States (about 4,000 miles from east to west and 2,000 miles from north to south), but what many do not realize is that in the northern part of China it gets very cold as the Siberian winds come whistling from the...

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Stop And Listen To The Christmas Music

12/22/2021
If you haven't heard the music, it may be because you're not listening. What music? The song first sung over the fields of Bethlehem as angels sang, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests" (Luke 2:14). The traditional French carol put it, "Angels we have heard on high/ Sweetly singing o'er the plains:/ And the mountains in reply, Echoing their joyous strains. / Gloria in excelsis Deo! Gloria in excelsis Deo."

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The Only Way To Experience The Joy Of Christmas

12/21/2021
No emotion is more connected to Christmas than joy—the universal language of an overflowing heart. Notice the gleam in the eyes of children as they open gifts, or stand on their tiptoes to see the display in the store window as they focus on dolls and sleds, on trains and toys. But it shouldn't simply be children whose hearts are filled with joy. To the contrary, joy should be every person's response to God's great gift.

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5 Guidelines To Overcome Loneliness

12/20/2021
"Dear Dr. Sala," writes a friend, "I'm in my early 20's and find it very difficult to meet other people. I'm so lonely. What can I do?" Scores of people can identify with the feeling--parties, people, laughter, entertainment and perhaps even good food, yet you feel so inadequate that you ask yourself, "What am I doing here? I just don't fit."

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