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Everything will be all right

(February 2020) “Everything will be all right”—there is likely no other turn of phrase that attempts to calm and comfort in such simple words as this. How often were we comforted by these words as a child—even when we quietly suspected that things were going to be... more ...

Christ makes free!

(January 2020) Dear brothers and sisters, Hopefully the year that lies behind you was a good one! It is my hope that you will always find enough reasons to give thanks to our Lord for all of His benefits! Now the New Year has dawned. It has become a tradition... more ...

“Should have” versus “have”

(December 2019) The last page of the calendar reminds us that the year will come to an irrevocable end in a few days. Whatever we have not managed to achieve in the past eleven months will not likely be achieved in the remaining three weeks either, barring any... more ...

At work with all His might

(November 2019) The Holy Spirit acts powerfully—this was the case in the past, it is also the case today, and it will also be so tomorrow. The Holy Spirit admonishes, strengthens, comforts, and inspires. He is our constant companion in all situations of life. We... more ...

Loving and suffering

(October 2019) In the spectrum of human feelings and emotions, love and suffering constitute two opposing poles. On the one side, there is that euphoric sense of happiness which can unleash tremendous powers and vital spirits—and on the other side, there can be... more ...

A matter of movement

(September 2019) Whenever we pray, we are hoping to set something into motion. When we bring a concern to God in prayer, we are attempting—in figurative terms—to move the heart of God so that He will take care of our problem. When we express an intercession, we are... more ...

The best rankings

(August 2019) Rankings are tremendously popular in the news media, and are among the most frequently read and displayed messages: which cities are ranked best to live? In which sectors can you earn the highest salaries? Which vacation destinations are in greatest... more ...

Speech

(July 2019) Our speech tells others a great deal about us. The manner in which we speak, the words we employ, and the language that we use to expresses ourselves can tell others quite a bit about our person, our nature, our life, our education, our character,... more ...

We are here for you!

(June 2019) Not long ago, young Christians in many congregations gave their confirmation vow and received the blessing of God for their future way of life. The older members among us, who likewise stood before the altar many years or even decades ago with a... more ...

Adjusting

(May 2019) In order for a society to function, a minimum degree of adjustment is necessary. The more diverse the needs and characteristics of the people who comprise a community—be it in a family, the workplace, or in some other randomly assembled group—the... more ...

True wealth

(April 2019) As Luke reports in the book of Acts, the Apostles testified of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus with great power. Their powerful testimony inspired faith: faith in the resurrection and in eternal life. This faith made such an impact on the early... more ...

Dear God, do something!

(March 2019) There are times when we wish God would intervene powerfully in history: a spectacular deed, a sign that reveals His omnipotence and establishes order, something that fundamentally changes the circumstances and conditions. After all, He could do it!... more ...
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Word of the Month

Meal plan

(March 2020) No matter whether it is in a gourmet restaurant or in the company cafeteria, the preparation of a... more ...