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Choosing Thanksgiving for a Stillborn Child’s Life

By Stephanie Anderson | December 7, 2016
Stephanie Anderson is part of our staff at Eternal Perspective Ministries. When Steph recently lost her baby Isaiah, after receiving a prenatal diagnosis of Trisomy 18, Nanci’s and my hearts were deeply touched.

Heaven Could Never Be Boring

By Randy Alcorn | December 2, 2016
Some imagine that in Heaven we’ll be all dressed up with nowhere to go and nothing to do. (Except take an eternal afternoon nap, strum that harp, and polish that gold.) I’ve concluded there’s an unspoken assumption behind this pervasive notion that Heaven will be boring.

The Uniqueness of Giving to Eternal Perspective Ministries

By Randy Alcorn | November 30, 2016
I’ve been asked over the years, “Why don’t you fund Eternal Perspective Ministries through the book royalties, and not receive donations?” It’s a reasonable question, and there are two main answers.

Giving Tuesday: An Invitation to Experience the Happiness of Giving

By Randy Alcorn | November 25, 2016
Unfortunately, we’re so easily absorbed, especially at Christmastime, with “getting what’s ours” (or with finding unneeded gifts for our friends and family who already have so much) that we miss what brings the real happiness and joy—giving God what’s His.

Gratitude Brings Happiness to Everyone

By Randy Alcorn | November 23, 2016
Our thankfulness glorifies God and makes Him happy: “The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me” (Psalm 50:23). But God isn’t the only one affected when we give thanks.

Does Jeremiah 29:11 Apply to New Testament Believers Today?

By Randy Alcorn | November 18, 2016
A few times I’ve shared Jeremiah 29:11 on my Facebook page. The verse says, “I know the plans I have in mind for you, declares the Lord; they are plans for peace, not disaster, to give you a future filled with hope” (CEB). I always get some pushback on this. Recently a thoughtful reader asked, “But for whom and when does this apply? Is the context meant to include me/us?”

A Post-Election Prayer from Pastor Kevin DeYoung

By Randy Alcorn | November 16, 2016
The following prayer for our new president-elect and for our nation, from Pastor Kevin DeYoung, is my prayer as well. Please read it and see if you wish to make it yours too.