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You Don't Have to Be Afraid of God's Calling (feat. Tips from 5 Bible Characters)

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When we think of God calling us, mostly we think about us, as in: do I have what it takes? And when it means going against the odds, we start wondering, am I really meant to do this?
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Creation Restoration

Not long ago, scientists believed that the effects of trauma and stress affected only the generation that had experienced their effects. But recent research indicates that children are also affected by their parents’ trauma: the impact of such events passed down to future generations. So exactly how far in the future can the effects of trauma be felt?

ODB: True Happiness

In the tenth century, Abd al-Rahman III was the ruler of Cordoba, Spain. After fifty years of successful reign (“beloved by my subjects, dreaded by my enemies, and respected by my allies”), al-Rahman took a deeper look at his life. “Riches and honors, power and pleasure, have waited on my call,” he said of his privileges. But when he counted how many days of genuine happine
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20 Years On: Why Harry Potter's Story Still Appeals to Us

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Earlier this month, HBO Max released a reunion special to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Harry Potter films. The event was highly anticipated, with trailers out months ahead of the stream on New Year’s Day.
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Paul’s Prayer

What personal prayers for yourself have you lifted up lately? Did you ask God for provision of needs, delivery from temptation, or forgiveness of sin? Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 1:15-18 offers us some good prayer points.

ODB: Loving God

The professor ended his online class in one of two ways each time. He’d say, “See you next time” or “Have a good weekend.” Some students would respond with “Thank you. You too!” But one day a student responded, “I love you.” Surprised, he replied, “I love you too!” That evening the classmates agreed to create an “I love you ch
A man is trying to share gospel to his friend

5 Truths For When You’re Afraid of Sharing the Gospel

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Sharing our faith often feels scary. Whilst many of us would love to be the kind of Christian who introduces other people to Jesus, we can sometimes get stuck in a vicious cycle.
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Hope Springs Eternal

A mere half-hour watching the news today can fill one with despair as we witness the effects of greed, selfishness, and depravity. It pains the heart to see the utter devastation of the downtrodden. As we take in such brokenness it can lead us to lower our weary heads and simply trudge through life one day at a time—hope for a better tomorrow diminishing with each passing moment.

ODB: The Potter’s Wheel

In 1952, in an effort to prevent clumsy or careless people from breaking items in a shop, a Miami Beach storeowner posted a sign that read: “You break it, you buy it.” The catchy phrase served as a warning to shoppers. This type of sign can now be seen in many boutiques.Ironically, a different sign might be placed in a real potter’s shop. It would say: “If you break it, we&