Life, Hope & Truth
  • Overcoming habitual sin takes determination.

    Insights Into Changing Your Life

    Habitual Sin: How to Overcome

    Habitual sins enslave us. We desperately need God’s help to defeat them, but we feel ashamed to go back to Him. How can we overcome habitual sin? There are certain sins that seem to... Read More

  • Egypt and the Sinai Peninsula from space (NASA photo).

    Insights Into News & Prophecy

    Sinai Attack Leads to Power Shift in Egypt

    Islamist President Mohammed Morsi boldly forced out the old military guard in the aftermath of an al-Qaeda–like attack that killed 16 Egyptian soldiers. What does this portend for the... Read More

  • Drought conditions lead to food prices rising.

    Insights Into News & Prophecy

    Food Prices Rising Around the World

    Many areas of the world are expecting poor harvests, highlighting our modern world’s continuing dependence on rain in due season. With food prices rising, many won’t have enough... Read More

  • The sins of the father strongly affect the children.

    Insights Into Relationships

    Sins of the Father

    One man’s crimes had a ripple effect on millions—and especially on his own family. How can we safeguard our children from ourselves? I’ll admit that I have generally... Read More

  • Tragedy marked by

    Insights Into Life

    How Can God Allow Tragedies?

    Why would a loving God allow tragedies, pain and suffering? Is tragedy proof that He doesn’t exist, or is something else behind it? Aurora, Colorado: 12 dead and more than 50 wounded... Read More

  • Globe illustrating the prophetic puzzle.

    Insights Into News & Prophecy

    Prophetic Puzzle: Can You Connect the Dots?

    It’s daunting to figure out what is truly important in the news and how it all fits together. Bible prophecy can help you understand what it all means for you. Consider these July 2012... Read More

  • A crumbling foundation and reinforcing rods.

    Insights Into Relationships

    Marriage Foundation Part 3: Guarding Against Fissures

    We wouldn’t knowingly build our home on a faulty foundation, so we should pay close attention to our marriage foundation as well. No builder in his right mind would knowingly begin to... Read More

  • Athletes illustrating striving for Olympic glory.

    Insights Into Life

    Olympic Glory and Eternal Glory

    The pomp of the ceremonies and the thrill of the world-class competition make the Olympics exciting. If athletes devote themselves so completely for the hope of a medal, what should we do for... Read More

  • Sign showing Apocalypse 2.2 km. How close is it really? (photo by Joel Meeker)

    Insights Into News & Prophecy

    The Apocalypse Was Closer Than I Thought…

    A visit to the isle of Patmos sparked thoughts about the Apocalypse (Revelation) the apostle John wrote there—and how God wants us to respond to it. My wife and I just visited Patmos... Read More

  • Reflecting on the value of life in the wake of the Aurora movie theater massacre (Wikimedia Commons)

    Insights Into Life

    The Value of Life: Aurora Movie Massacre

    Tragedies like the movie theater massacre in Colorado seem senseless, but we try to make sense of them. They can make us refocus on the real value of life. A big story dominating the news in... Read More

  • Commitment in marriage fulfills the marriage vows.

    Insights Into Relationships

    Marriage and the Foundation Factor: Commitment

    Building a quality foundation for a marriage takes real commitment. This means taking the wedding vows seriously—something that is sadly lacking today. In “Marriage and the... Read More

  • Satellite image of the Persian Gulf with the Strait of Hormuz marked (from the CIA World Factbook).

    Insights Into News & Prophecy

    Strait of Hormuz: Sea Gate Gets More Dangerous

    The world’s lifeblood flows through a narrow passage from the Persian Gulf. Will America’s military prevent Iran from blocking the Strait of Hormuz? Since nearly 20 percent... Read More

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