No one will ever know how much energy the human race has wasted through worry. In our breakneck-paced culture, worry has reached emotional epidemic levels. We are the most anxious among all of God’s created beings. We have numerous phobias. Our diseases are often emotionally induced. We can trace many of our battles with common problems, such as insomnia, obesity, alcohol and drug addition, pessimism, and headaches to deep-seated unrest in our souls. What nervous, tense creatures we are! Surely God did not design our bodies to endure such self-imposed stress.
|Part 1||December 4, 2013|
|Part 2||December 5, 2013|
|Part 3||December 6, 2013|
One Minute Message
We are incurably curious about the spiritual realm. Although our imaginations tend to overrun truth don’t ever doubt the presence of angels, for they are about us and above us. And, who knows, maybe even within one or two of us.
Paws & Tales
The new Wildwood library is nearly complete and Miss Harbor's class has been given the honour of making it something to go on permanent display. Ned knows just the thing and sets off to create his masterpiece. But his pride and anger put the project—and his life—in jeopardy! Can his friends save him from destruction?
INSIGHTS MAGAZINE CANADA
by Chuck Swindoll
You have a museum in your mind. It’s a museum of memories.
Anniversaries. Birthdays. Graduations. Holidays. Long-standing traditions. Life’s milestones. Even recoveries from serious illnesses. Each memory hangs in its place, firmly fixed in your mind…and in the minds of your children.
Think of yourself as the curator of your museum. You’re the one who watches over its treasures and realizes its value. Even before your children grow up, you realize you’re endowing yourself and them with museums of life’s treasured memories.Read Full Article >
by Robyn Roste
Every year my husband and I have the same conversation revolving around Christmas. His job keeps him away over the holiday and I want him to come home. He says the money’s too good and he doesn’t like holidays anyway. I pout a bit but the discussion ends.Read Full Article >
by Phil Callaway
Although it has been a family tradition since my Scottish ancestors stowed away on the Mayflower, I have decided to avoid the writing of a Christmas letter this year. My reasons are threefold. Firstly, I am a procrastinator. My favourite T-shirt has this emblazoned on the front:
Six reasons I procrastinate:Secondly, the price of postage is getting out of hand for a Scot, leaving email as my only option. Read Full Article >
by Steve Johnson
In the movie Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, there’s a scene where Ricky Bobby, played by Will Ferrell, says grace before the family meal. He prays, “Dear Lord baby Jesus…” referring to Him through his prayer as baby Jesus, tiny infant Jesus, and newborn baby Jesus. His wife interrupts and says Jesus grew up and Ricky didn’t always have to call Him a baby. He explains he likes the Christmas Jesus best when saying grace.Read Full Article >
by Steve Johnson
Why is the virgin birth important?
The doctrine of the virgin birth, or perhaps more accurately the virgin conception, is important for many reasons. On it hang the doctrines of original sin, the inspiration of Scripture, who Jesus was, and what Jesus did in salvation. Deny the virgin birth and you deny these other doctrines as well.Read Full Article >
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