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We all know about the famous Heinz food products slogan, 57 Varieties. Well, most of us have at least that many excuses for not reading our Bible every day. You say, ‘But I have a very busy life.’ Edgar G. Watts of North Hollywood, California, aged 84, read the Bible from cover to...

Psychologists are agreed on this point: people only keep doing what rewards them! So when Bible reading becomes unrewarding, we quit. As a result we feel guilty, and become spiritually weak and discouraged. Your soul can no more thrive without God’s Word than your body can thrive without a...

Did you know that the longest telegraphic message ever dispatched was in May, 1881? It carried 188,000 words. It was printed in full that day in the Chicago Times. One of the nation’s leading newspapers gave space for four Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles and the Epistle to the Romans....

The biggest problem in marriage is selfishness. When you’ve spent your life doing things your own way, it’s hard to give up that right and defer to another person. Some days you will do it well, other days poorly, and other days not at all. Paul Tripp writes, ‘When we live for...

While the Bible clearly teaches self-worth, it also denounces self-interest. When Jesus was asked what the greatest commandment was, He said that we were to love God with all our hearts, and love others with the same concern that we show for ourselves (Mark 12:30-31). When we obsess over...

Paul writes, ‘There are diversities of gifts, but the same spirit.’ Successful people invest their time, energy and resources into their core strengths. Why? Because that is where they get their highest return! And when they occasionally depart from that approach, as Colin Salmon did...

Mark records the story of a woman who’d haemorrhaged for twelve years and spent every penny she had on doctors, but to no avail. What western culture discreetly refers to as ‘a female condition’ had devastated this Jewish lady’s life. Sexually, she couldn’t touch...

John Ortberg writes: ‘My friend Andy Chan headed up the placement office for Stanford School of Business, helping graduates find work. He says that some day he wants to write a book called The Myth of Passion. This is the myth that somewhere out there is the perfect job, the idealized...

An American veteran who was part of the D-Day invasion described meeting Churchill prior to the launch of that bloody offensive against the forces of Nazism. He said D-Day was the most frightening experience of his life. “In fact,’ he said, ‘I don’t think some of us would...

The word “synergy” pictures a group of people working together in a great cause, each functioning at their highest level and enjoying it. John Wooden, former coach of the championship UCLA basketball team, said: “During my coaching years and ever since, I have made a point of...