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Deeply Rooted

Deeply Rooted

In disorienting and polarizing times, how do we maintain our center? In disconcerting and alarming times, what empowers us to overcome our fears? In discouraging and cynical times, what provides us hope for tomorrow? In times of childish and caustic behaviors, how may...

The Most Difficult Command

[Editor’s note: Today’s guest column, by Landon Saunders, provides for us a gentle but timely invitation to do the difficult work of loving and listening to one another.] “You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to...

Seeking God’s Leading Through Prayer

John Powell is a Christian author, professor, and speaker. Each morning, as he groggily looks into his mirror, he reads a little sign he has taped there: “What have you got going today, God? I’d like to be a part of it. Thanks for loving me.” This daily exercise...

Hearing God’s Voice

One of the questions that I see believers most frequently wrestle with has to do with understanding God’s will for our lives. Particularly during times of decision or crisis, we yearn for divine answers to our questions: What is the best thing to do? What does God...

Self-Forgetful Words

I spoke Words fell Aimlessly on ears. Later One said, “Your word— It helped That day.” I turned Wondering— Forgot I said that word. Let me speak Those words Often. Helpful words That I forget. —Jim Elliot Several years ago, I walked into a local fast food restaurant...