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spiritual growth

  • by John LaBissoniere
As a member of God’s Church, you have the opportunity to build your life on the solid foundation of Jesus Christ. But will your spiritual construction materials stand the test of fire?
  • by Gary Petty

We have just gone through a major move from one home to another. This...

  • by Katherine Rowland
When we bought a new house last summer, I was delighted by the enormous rose bush in the front yard. All summer long, it boasts bright pink blossoms that spread their scent across the entire yard. The only time that the rose bush isn't a delight to me is when I have to prune it, a task that must be done regularly.
  • by Debbie Carper
When circumstances around us threaten to shake our faith, we must turn to the One who is our sure foundation.
  • by Don Hooser
What did Thomas Jefferson and the other writers of the Declaration of Independence mean by “the pursuit of happiness”? How important is this right according to history and the Bible? (This is the third article in a series on the God-given rights of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”)
  • by United Church of God
Whether or not we grow requires a personal choice.
  • by Jon Pinelli
"I resolve to lose weight this year." "I resolve to quit smoking this year." "I resolve to stop drinking this year." New Year's resolutions.
  • by Good News
In Jesus' parable of the sower, recorded in Matthew 13, Mark 4 and Luke 8, "the seed is the word of God" (Luke 8:11).
  • by Michael Caputo
God requires respect for those old in years among us. But these wise individuals can provide many blessings for others, if we will only listen to them and follow their experienced example.
  • by Newton Baker
This quote from "The Chambered Nautilus" by Oliver Wendell Holmes speaks of how the nautilus, as it grows, enlarges its shell to accommodate its new size.
  • by Andy McClain
I agonized over pruning my trees because I thought it would harm them. Pruning, whether physical or spiritual, doesn’t seem pleasant, but it really is necessary for health and growth.
  • by Robert H Berendt
How should we conduct ourselves in the house of God—His Church? God's Word tells us how to act for the maximum benefit of all the members and new people He is calling.
  • by Steve Howell
Do we often overreact to situations without looking within? How can we better cope with offenses in life? Watching our newborn gave us food for thought about how adults react, and how we can better handle hurts and offense ourselves.