Devotionals

Seek Joy Over Happiness

Seek Joy Over Happiness

We use the words happiness and joy interchangeably, but they are distinctly different. The Bible encourages us to seek joy in our lives. Not understanding the difference, the pursuit of happiness can lead to sorrow. Happiness vs. joy “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace …

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A Key to Better Relationships: Advice from the Bible

A Key to Better Relationships: Advice from the Bible

On Valentine’s Day, we, of course, think of romantic relationships, but it’s a time to reflect on all relationships in our lives. Look no further than the Bible for guidance on the keys to forming better relationships. Relationship Key #1: Prioritize others “Let no one seek his own good, but …

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Jesus: The Ultimate Minimalist

Jesus: The Ultimate Minimalist

More and more people today are embracing a minimalist lifestyle as a rejection of materialism, but over 2000 years ago Jesus Christ could be viewed as one of the earliest and ultimate to teach this philosophy. Minimalism: over 2000 years old “What has been is what will be, and what …

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Living As If Each Day Is a Miracle

Living As If Each Day Is a Miracle

The existence of Earth is a miracle given the vastness of the universe. Scientists haven’t discovered anything like it yet. On earth itself, the miraculous abounds. All these are signs that we should live each day with gratitude. The miraculous is all around us “For since the creation of the …

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Focus on a To-Be List, Not a To-Do List

Focus on a To-Be List, Not a To-Do List

Christian teaching tells us we aren’t saved by our works, but rather by faith. By becoming reborn in Christ with a renewal of the mind, we therefore need to focus first on what we should be. Then doing the right things will follow. Be a new creation in Christ “Therefore, …

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Is Jesus a Copycat Myth Taken From Other Savior Stories?

Is Jesus a Copycat Myth Taken From Other Savior Stories?

An oft-repeated claim is that Jesus never existed, was an invented figure taken from other savior myths, but in most cases, the similarities named by those attempting to debunk Christ are inaccurate or false. Skeptics claim Jesus is a myth Skeptics have long claimed that Jesus never existed, a “copycat” …

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