Life, Hope & Truth
  • Am I smarter than my money?

    Insights Into Relationships

    Am I Smarter Than My Money?

    Many people face money worries and increasing financial pressures. Smart thinking involves asking some tough questions and turning to God for the answers. With the ever-looming financial... Read More

  • Remember Pompeii.

    Insights Into Life

    Remember Pompeii

    Aug. 24 in Pompeii was a day that began like any other but ended in disaster. Though I knew the story, I wasn’t quite prepared for its full impact. My husband and I are both interested... Read More

  • U.S. Drought Monitor map from illustrating

    Insights Into News & Prophecy

    Is God Getting Our Attention?

    It seems natural disasters are constantly in the news around the world. Is there a reason such disasters seem to be increasing in frequency and intensity? Today in the United States, one... Read More

  • The future of Europe illustrated with a jigsaw puzzle of euro coins.

    Insights Into News & Prophecy

    The Future of Europe?

    This week a group of 11 foreign ministers, capping nine months of work, presented their plan for strengthening the integration of Europe, perhaps including an EU army. A crisis is a terrible... Read More

  • Satellite photo of the Persian Gulf with the Strait of Hormuz marked.

    Insights Into News & Prophecy

    Strait of Hormuz Update

    Will a massive show of force in the Persian Gulf deter Iranian plans or create more dangers? Consider these recent news items. As a follow-up to our posts “Strait of Hormuz: A... Read More

  • U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens was killed in Benghazi, Libya, Sept. 11, 2012.

    Insights Into News & Prophecy

    Growing Wave of Anti-American Anger

    Diplomats have valiantly tried to protect American interests in troubled areas. The anti-American attack in Libya shows the failure of these efforts. The killing of U.S. Ambassador... Read More

  • Hope in the midst of trials is like light at the end of a tunnel.

    Insights Into Changing Your Life

    Hope in the Midst of Trials

    As the one-year anniversary of my husband’s death approaches, I realize I have learned many painful lessons. Here’s what I’m learning about hope. In the last year since my... Read More

  • Map of the South China Sea showing the disputed Paracel Islands and Spratly Islands (Wikimedia Commons).

    Insights Into News & Prophecy

    South China Sea Dispute

    Tiny islands have become the focus of heated disputes between Asian countries great and small. What might it mean for the United States and the world? Over recent weeks, long-simmering... Read More

  • Unemployment job search

    Insights Into News & Prophecy

    Youth Unemployment Crisis

    Youth unemployment is reaching record levels around the world. Is the seemingly hopeless situation creating a lost generation and sowing the seeds of more unrest? The 2008-2009 economic... Read More

  • Insights Into News & Prophecy

    Update on Food Prices Rising

    Today's Wall Street Journal reports: "Urgent action is needed to ensure rising world food prices don't turn into a catastrophe, the United Nations said Tuesday, but it cautioned that panic... Read More

  • Let your words be like silver boxes with bows on top—gifts of encouragement.

    Insights Into Relationships

    Gifts of Encouragement: Silver Boxes

    We can give verbal gifts of encouragement in many different ways. Perhaps these thoughts from little children and from the Bible will help. I was recently looking through some books in my... Read More

  • Few freshmen recognize the biblical reference to the Good Samaritan.

    Insights Into News & Prophecy

    Mindset List Shows What America Has Lost

    Beloit College’s Mindset List provides another indication that America is moving further from God and the Bible. What can we do to stop the slide? Each year a much-watched list created... Read More


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