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article November 10, 2022
I honestly don’t see any way God could have made us anything other than automatons unless He gave us the freedom to choose something other than Him. He loves us and wants us to love Him. Forced or legislated love isn’t love.
Where Can Hope Be Found When My Mental Health Struggles Make Life Seem Not Worth Living?
article July 29, 2022
Your writing did not give me a clear picture of where you stand with Jesus. I understand that you believe in God. Have you surrendered your body and soul to Jesus and trusted in His once-for-all blood sacrifice on your behalf?
In Heaven, Might God Give Me Exact Copies of Possessions I Had on Earth?
article July 11, 2022
Certainly, since God is all-powerful, and since He is likely to restore many good things that were taken as a result of the Curse, He’s certainly capable re-creating those things on the New Earth for our pleasure and His glory. However, He will not duplicate our idols.
What Will Happen to Our Pets at Christ’s Return?
article July 7, 2022
The bottom line is we don’t know how that will all work out, but we do know that God is good, and that we can trust Him.
How Do I Love God and Other People When the Feelings Aren’t Present?
article July 7, 2022
Love is not a contract in which one party must fulfill its obligations in order to receive love. I’m really grateful that God wants a relationship with us and not just lists of responsibilities we must fulfill in order to earn His love.
I’m Struggling with My Faith and Knowing I’m Saved. What Should I Do?
article May 23, 2022
I’ve recently been questioning my faith even though I believe God is real. If you ask forgiveness and for God to come into your heart, does that automatically mean you’re going to Heaven?
How to Find Peace in an Anxious, Out-of-Control World
article January 28, 2022
The topic of anxiety, and the advice Sam gives in her article, are timely. The Lord does not call us merely to release our anxiety to Him, but to willingly cast it upon Him—all of it. God wants us to trust Him in both the big things and the little things. I hope this article will encourage you to do so.
If God Exists, Won’t He Need to Apologize to Us for Making Us Live in a World of Suffering?
article February 26, 2020
Those who choose to follow Jesus instead of their own path enjoy the peace and freedom of living the way He made us to live. And one day they will receive what they want most: life with Him on the New Earth where all the old bad stuff will be wiped away.
On Manna and Personal Sabbaths
article February 25, 2015
The scattering of manna in the wilderness happened 6 days a week. On the 7th, just as in creation, God rested and so did the Israelites—at least the obedient ones. Those who went out to gather manna on the Sabbath disappointed themselves and God.