Ever notice how many products that claim to do miraculous things for consumers usually come with the disclaimer “results may vary”? They promise the world on the front end, but somewhere near the last line of the fine print it always says “results may vary.” For example…
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Bertrand Russell, a British philosopher, lived a very long life…and all of it apart from God. As an outspoken atheist, he was quick to criticize religion of any kind. But as every life does, his would come to an end.
Fortunately for Bertrand, he had a plan in place…just in case God existed.
Andres Menzies isn’t your typical security guard. He spent 17 years on the detail protecting international pop star Michael Jackson, but it’s the ring he wears on his right hand that he likes to talk about the most. And why not?
It’s an NBA Championship ring he received from billionaire Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks.
Have you ever prayed and prayed and prayed only to fear that your words bounced off the ceiling falling far short of God’s throne room in Heaven? If so, you’re not alone. Many faithful men and women fear their prayers are ineffective.
And some fear that prayer might be a waste of time, altogether.
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Crows. Elephants. Bonobos. Chimpanzees. They all have something in common with humans besides a Creator. For quite some time, researchers and scientists have observed these species (and many others) exhibiting symptoms of grief.
But thanks to God, that’s where our commonality ends.
Suffering is an inescapable part of life that everyone faces. That’s what makes encouragement and hope so important. The question then becomes, “Can hurting people find life-changing hope at your church?”
Or would they be better off going to this public bathroom to be encouraged?
Mrs. Rawlings stood in front of her class of second graders and said, “Today’s word is definitely. The word definitely means ‘absolutely, positively, without a doubt.’ Can anyone use the word definitely in a sentence?”
And that’s when the “train left the track.”
Let’s face it, men like to think they know more than women…especially when it comes to manly things like sports, grilling, and car repair.
But every once in a while, men are proved wrong by the intelligent women in their lives.
Before John Wesley became the famous outdoor preacher who turned Britain upside down, he was a missionary to the newly discovered America. It wasn’t exactly his finest hour; Wesley would ultimately fail in his missional endeavors, and he would face serious doubts that had plagued him his whole life.