A thankful test for your Thanksgiving table by Rick Villodas*

I recently took a survey that revealed my most-used words on Facebook: “spiritual,” “awesome,” “wonderful,” “Knicks.” (Being the New York sports fan I am, those words don’t really go together.) But the survey brought to mind an important, hypothetical scenario: If God were to run a report of the words I use regularly, how high …

Sell It All.

By Dr. Scott Rodin* I have always found it rather unnerving to read these two texts side by side. The contrast could not be sharper. A certain ruler asked Jesus, “Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good except God alone. You know …

Knowing Your Moment*

<Listen> Of course we are nearing the end of the age. Jesus seemed pretty frustrated at his contemporaries’ refusal to understand their times. “Fools,” he called them. Because knowing your moment matters. Knowing where you are in the story is critical for your survival. Every moment is not like another. Living at the beginning of the Lord of the Rings is …

Six Reasons to Live More Simply—and Give More Generously–Randy Alcorn

Someone has said, “Live simply that others may simply live.” Of course, there is no automatic relationship between my simple living and someone else being rescued from starvation or reached with the gospel. There is only a relationship if I, in fact, use the resources I have freed up to feed the hungry and reach …

Putting Our Hope in God’s Ownership and Provision in Times of Financial Worry by Randy Alcorn*

Photo by Patrick Hendry on Unsplash Many people, including many readers of this blog, are facing some level of financial uncertainty right now. These are challenging times, and you may find yourself worrying, and wondering what the future might hold. I believe one of the best things we can do to find encouragement and perspective …