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The Misery of Many Lottery Winners: Proof Money Can’t Buy Happiness

Lottery ticketsWhile many people may believe the statement “money can’t buy happiness,” nearly everyone would like to put that theory to test! People will almost always believe wholeheartedly that they would become immensely happy if only they had more money.

Response to a Blind Reader Struggling with Pornography

PhoneIf you or someone you care about is struggling with pornography, I encourage you to read through this excellent letter from an EPM volunteer whom I love and respect. 

Comfort, Hope and Encouragement from God

IceSome days no one but God has the right words. Nothing I can say stacks up against what follows. Read, believe and thank God that even when we don’t sense His presence, He’s with us and at work in a thousand ways we can’t see. 

The Thrill of Seeing Christ Face-to-Face

SunOne day in Heaven, we will see Christ in His glory. The most exhilarating experiences on Earth, such as white-water rafting, skydiving, or extreme sports, will seem tame compared to the thrill of seeing Jesus. 

Is Reading the Bible Worth It?

ScriptureIn this video, EPM’s Julia Stager addresses the costs and benefits of making a habit out of reading the Bible. Julia also provides some great tips on getting into the Word that I hope will encourage you to set and keep a daily appointment with God. 

Developing Godly Qualities in Our Children

BibleWhat qualities does God want us to develop in our children? No need to guess. Scripture tells us specifically: “And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to have mercy and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8). These three requirements are a basis for evaluating our children’s character development.

A Discussion with Lecrae and John Piper on Hip Hop, Abortion, and Race

John Piper, Lecrae, and John EnsorJohn Ensor, president of Passion Life Ministries, recently sat down with Christian Hip Hop artist Lecrae and John Piper to discuss abortion and racism, as we mark Sanctity of Human Life Sunday (January 18) and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 19).

From Brokenness and Hate to Redemption and Forgiveness: Louis Zamperini’s Whole Story

Unbroken bookOne of the most compelling stories told in the past decades, in the book and movie Unbroken, is that of Louis Zamperini, Olympic athlete and airman who survived for 47 days on the open ocean, and 26 months, much of it enduring torture, in Japanese POW camps. I listened to the audio book Unbroken, the story of Louie Zamperini, written Laura Hildebrand. It was a powerful and remarkable book, as all who’ve read it know.

Should We Leave Our Children Inheritances?

CashScripture says that “A good man leaves an inheritance for his children’s children” (Proverbs 13:22). As a result, many Christians defend and justify leaving vast sums of wealth to their children and grandchildren. I think in order to understand the principle behind this verse, we need to compare what an inheritance meant in biblical times, versus what an inheritance means in this culture today. 

He Was the Only One to Defend the Disabled

Killing an unborn child just because you have not held him in your arms and can’t hear his cry does not change his value or mitigate his loss when he is killed. - Randy AlcornGuest post from Kathy Norquist, Randy’s executive assistant.

My nephew, Tyler, is finishing up his college courses and was taking a biology class to complete some requirements. The topic of testing during pregnancy to see if your baby is healthy came up during class. The question was asked, “Would you abort your child if there was a medical problem?” 

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