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  • A Garden of God’s Word

    Rachel Chimits
    December 3, 2020

    One woman decided that if God had changed her heart, he could change her life and her community’s life, and she set out to see it happen.

    Edang was doing pretty well for herself. She worked for the nearby zoo and had been there for 14 years. The tourist trade in the Philippines made for lively business, and who doesn’t love seeing animals?

  • The Rough Work of Dedication

    Rachel Chimits
    November 30, 2020

    If we knew that our spiritual walk with Christ was going to be hard and take a long time, would we be quick to take it on or would we avoid God?  

    Elizabeth Gilbert wrote Eat Pray Love, which exploded into bestseller fame and unexpectedly catapulted her into the spotlight. In her TED Talk, she talked frankly and humbly about creative genius and the work of being a writer.

  • The First Sunday of Advent

    Rachel Chimits
    November 27, 2020

    Known as the ‘hope of the prophets,’ this first marker of Advent is a reminder that God does not ignore our world’s darkness and that we strain toward a future hope not yet realized.

    Most people in the U.S. are at least vaguely acquainted with the gunfight at the O.K. Corral, if only from popular culture references or the cult classic movie Tombstone.

  • Passing on the Torch

    Rachel Chimits
    November 25, 2020

    As leaders of ministries, churches or general communities, do we help and prepare future leaders or try to stop and silence them because they’re different?

    Martin Luther wrote to his longtime mentor and friend Spalatin upon receiving the church’s summons to the Diet of Worms. Given the vitriol that the Pope and Rome was spewing forth, this meeting looked like the end of the road.

  • Learning How to Love and Be Loved

    Rachel Chimits
    November 24, 2020

    God is slowly redeeming and healing one young man’s life after it spun out of control and left him aching for true connection.

    Our partners in Eswatini run a Teen Challenge center that helps many of the country’s impoverished and troubled youth and young adults find the transforming power of Christ while providing them a safe haven where they can heal from addictions and abuse.

  • Choose One of Two Ways

    Rachel Chimits
    November 20, 2020

    God gave us free will, but what are we choosing to do with it, and how will the consequences echo throughout our lives into eternity?

    Pastor Joe McKeever wrote about a person he met as a young man who changed much in his life without ever realizing it.

  • God Heals the Demon Possessed

    Rachel Chimits
    November 19, 2020

    Spiritual attacks and hauntings are not unheard of in Cambodia, but the Holy Spirit gave light and new life to one precious lady and her granddaughter.

    Being troubled or even possessed by spirits is an accepted possibility in Cambodia. Workers have claimed to have fainted in large groups because of a spiritual attack on the factory where they work. Buddhist monks regularly visit homes to help protect its inhabitance from vengeful spirits.