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Take A Deep Breath

In the Barclays Premier League, the  long season of England’s top football (soccer) league is winding down. The campaign that began last August and has been waged through the cold winter months has only three games left for league-leading Liverpool Football Club. For Liverpool FC, one of the world’s most popular football clubs, it has…

Trash Talk

“The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil . . . . It corrupts the whole person, sets the whole course of his life on fire, and is …

How our diligence and God’s assistance work together in our lives

They say, “God helps those who help themselves.” But is that actually true? An eye-opening study in Second Peter chapter one.

finish well

After my grandmother died, my husband and I were quizzed about death by our 5-year-old twins. All I could think of to say was that she’d finished her work and then passed away. It’s a simple idea, but Scripture reveals that we have a certain number of days to finish our work on earth (Psalm 39:4, Psalm 90:10,12).

Do You Worship The Work? | My Utmost For His Highest

Do You Worship The Work? | My Utmost For His HighestBeware of any work for God that causes or allows you to avoid concentrating on Him. A great number of Christian workers worship their work. The only concern of Christian …

From One Sister to Another: Glory Beauty

By Kezia Lewis, Thailand I battled with insecurities, feelings of inadequacy, and ugliness for as long as I can remember. In those unpleasant moments, I sometimes wonder: Do other women feel the same way? I believed I was alone in the struggle. Consumed and blinded by the lies of my emotions, I became self- absorbed—seeing nothing […]

Shout Hallelujah!

A few days ago, I spied my old friend Bob vigorously pedaling a bike at our neighborhood gym and staring down at a blood pressure monitor on his finger.


“When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate …

Let’s look at Second Peter chapter 1

Melodies. Word pictures. Repetition. These are all ways to commit important information to memory. Let’s explore one memory device the apostle Peter used to highlight an important biblical truth.

heart decisions

A young woman wrote: “I’ve fallen in love with an unbeliever, but I know it’s wrong. What should I do?” One of our authors posted her question and his answer on the ODJ website.

The Light That Never Fails | My Utmost For His Highest

The Light That Never Fails | My Utmost For His HighestA servant of God must stand so very much alone that he never realizes he is alone. In the early stages of the Christian life, disappointments will come— people who …

Acts Of Kindness

I was traveling with some men when we spotted a family stranded alongside the road. My friends immediately pulled over to help. They got the car running, talked with the…

Familiar Territory

In its traditional spot on the PGA Tour calendar following the Masters, the RBC Heritage Classic this past weekend was a joy to watch for me—not just because I enjoy great golf, but because it was being played out on what is now, for me, familiar ground. Last fall, one of my brothers made it…

Peter, an unlikely follower of the Lord who left a legacy of faith!

Jesus often chose the most unlikely characters to follow Him and make an impact for God. Let’s gather around the table to begin a study of the personal insights of the apostle Peter.

be patient

If you had the opportunity to handpick the members of your local church or small group, would you choose people who always . . .