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    3 Things Christians Can Do When Malaysia is in Pain

    3 Things Christians Can Do When Malaysia is in Pain

    Read: Jeremiah 29:7 “Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.”

    Ask anyone in the street what’s wrong with our country and you’ll get a litany of woes – the…

     

    The Hand of Comfort

    Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. —2 Corinthians 1:3-4

    I was having an allergic reaction as…

     

    Fear of the Unknown

    By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. —Hebrews 11:8

    Has God ever asked you to do something that seemed unreasonable? Something that took you into the territory of the unknown? What if He asked…

     

    Feeding the Wolf

    Clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh. —Romans 13:14

    An old Cherokee chief was sitting before a flickering fire with his grandson. The boy had broken a tribal taboo, and his grandpa wanted to help him understand what made him do it. “It’s like we…

     

    The Gift of Time

    A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. —Proverbs 11:25

    I headed into the post office in a big hurry. I had a number of things on my to-do list, but as I entered I was frustrated to find a long line backing up all the way to the door.

    My hand was still on…

     

    The Money

    “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” —Matthew 6:24

    Early in my career while doing work that I saw as more of a mission than a job, another company of-fered me…

    Dad, you’re strong and courageous

    Dad, you’re strong and courageous

    For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing what is right and just, so that the Lord will bring about for Abraham what he has promised him.” (Genesis 18:19)

    Abraham is known as the Father of many nations. He…

    Where Are the Fathers?

    Where Are the Fathers?

    Read: Proverbs 23:24 “The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him.”

    I recently received a lifestyle magazine in the mail. The feature articles carried the theme of mothers since in May we were celebrating Mother’s Day. There was significant coverage on mothers and how wonderful they are. Now,…

    Lessons From A Durian

    Lessons From A Durian

    Read: 2 Corinthians 2:16 “To the one we are an aroma that brings death; to the other, an aroma that brings life. And who is equal to such a task?”

    The durian season is once again upon us. Roadside stalls selling Musang Kings and D24s can be seen in many towns and neighbourhoods. But despite the big divide between…

    Mum, You are not alone

    Mum, You're not alone

    What is the most challenging job in the world? Many have said it is being a mother, if it is ever considered a “job”. But while it’s not a job in the strict sense of the word, it is nevertheless a tough endeavour. Motherhood is a blessing, but sometimes, it can be a lonely one too.

    For some,…

     

    Forever Flowers

    The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever. —Isaiah 40:8

    One day when he was little, my son Xavier gave me a beautiful bouquet of artificial flowers. He grinned as he arranged the silk white calla lily, yellow sunflower, and purple hydrangea in a glass vase. “Look, Mommy,” he said. “They’ll last…

     

    Living with Lions

    “He is the living God, and he endures forever.” -Daniel 6:26

    At a Chicago museum, I saw one of the original Striding Lions of Babylon—a large, mural-type image of a ferocious winged lion. Symbolizing Ishtar, the Babylonian goddess of love and war, the lion was an example of 120 similar lions that lined a Babylonian pathway.

    Historians say that…

     

    “Bring the Boy to Me”

    “You unbelieving generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy to me.” -Mark 9:19

    “I don’t believe in God and I won’t go,” Mark said.

    Amy struggled to swallow the lump in her throat. Her son had changed from a happy boy to a…

     

    Nozomi Hope

    We have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. —2 Corinthians 4:7

    In 2011 a massive earthquake and tsunami took nearly 19,000 lives and destroyed 230,000 homes in northeastern Japan. In its aftermath, The Nozomi Project, named for the Japanese word for “hope,” was created to…

     

    Time to Grow

    Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. —Galatians 6:9

    In Debbie’s new home, she discovered an abandoned plant—a moth orchard. She imagined how pretty it would look with new, bloom-bearing stems. She moved the pot into a spot by the window,…

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