Do You Have the Wrong Gold?

Pyrite is a mineral of iron sulfide with a metallic appearance of pale yellow and brass. It is often found among other rocks and sulfides, such as slate, quartz, coal or limestone. Because of its resemblance to gold, it is occasionally mistaken for such and has therefore acquired the name “fool’s gold.” While pyrite has…

This is No Time to Sleep

At one point in His ministry here on Earth, Jesus turned to His disciples and told them to “…watch ye therefore and pray…” (Luke 21:36). The Apostle Paul followed with this same advice later, saying: “…let us watch and be sober” (1 Thessalonians 5:6). The true disciples of God must not be caught in spiritual…

Do You Want a Truly Rewarding Life?

God loves us and extends an invitation to us to have real life with Him. He sees our life and He sees our heart, and He will always provide a way to take His Word to the heart of anyone seeking an answer. Knowing and believing His Word is so important that it can mean…

Life is Too Hard

Life is hard, too hard for me and I can’t take it, you say. Life does seem to be so hard lately, yet there is going to be more turmoil coming soon on this Earth, more than it has ever known before—because a great climax between good and evil is about to take place. What…

Who Are We Really Trying to Please?

In our world at present, the main intention of the majority of people seems to be self-gratification. The most common default attitude today is a ‘me first’ mentality. Of course, we will help others, as long as we are taken care of before everyone else. Our line of thinking is, that if we are doing…

Casting Out the Fear that Enslaves Us

What frequently makes us anxious and lacking in courage? Usually it’s fear. Fear can come at us in many different forms through our physical desires, lifestyles, and ambitions. We can find fear woven into ordinary nature adventures, like swimming, scuba diving, cliff climbing, or skydiving. And there are some who experience fear through physical entertainment,…

How to Have an Incomplete Victory

Everywhere we look today, we can find how-to guides that tell us ways to accomplish practically anything. We can find instruction on how to surf, change the brakes in a vehicle, properly iron clothes, make the ultimate cheesesteak sandwich, brew a perfect tea, use a ride-on lawnmower, fly a radio-controlled plane, find the best deals…

The Elephant in the Room – Self

Do you feel like God is a million miles away? Do you pray or cry out to Him and nothing appears to happen, or it seems like no one is listening? Have thoughts crossed your mind that God has abandoned you, leaving you on your own? We all tend to feel like this at some…

He Was Alone, Yet Among Many Others

Being alone in a small group or even a very large crowd of people appears somewhat contradictory. When we have a conversation about a general subject, such as the weather, sports, books, television shows and movies, or clothing, we usually don’t mind if there are others around us. Sometimes a discussion will improve when more…

Just One Offense Ends a Victory Streak

How often do we encounter a period in our life where we are moving along very much victorious over the problems that come our way, when the bottom suddenly seems to fall out and we fail miserably? No matter what we do, the latest situation that has arisen leaves us defeated and baffled. We call…