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  • 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.

  • Life as the Broken Victor

    Rachel Chimits
    November 18, 2020

    Admitting our follies and mistakes is already hard, and it becomes even harder when people treat us differently as a result, but what does the Bible say for when we really mess up?

    “Once when I told my story at a missions conference, a woman informed me I had a demon,” wrote George Verwer, international director of Operation Mobilization.

  • A Tale of Two Wives

    Rachel Chimits
    November 17, 2020

    One widow is following God’s calling to witness to his goodness, especially to those neighbors who have left the church.

    In Uganda, a country that has already weathered several economic downturns, government restrictions in response to COVID felt like an extra affliction to many locals. For others, though, it was merely one more opportunity for God to move.

  • A Survivor of Chernobyl

    Rachel Chimits
    November 16, 2020

    In Russia and the former Soviet states, the word “liquidator” needs no explanation. These people are a mix of survivor, victim and hero.

    When the Chernobyl reactor blew highly radioactive graphite and ash across the nearby towns and forest, the Soviet government called in liquidators to contain the disaster.

  • That Unlucky Number Thirteen

    Rachel Chimits
    November 13, 2020

    Is it unbiblical for Christians to talk about lucky and unlucky situations in life, or are there circumstances where that perspective is okay?

    Donald Dossey, a folklore historian and author of Holiday Folklore, Phobias and Fun, wrote about his studies on Friday the 13th in National Geographic.