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Almost 20 million children in America grow up without a father -   75% of them in poverty. And it gets worse; these children are five times more likely to commit suicide, ten times more likely to take drugs and 20 times more likely to go to prison. Luther Burbank said, 'If we paid...

Here’s how to control your anger: 1) think before you react. Our reactions are often based more on feelings than facts. Someone says or does something and we suddenly feel angry and assume they ‘made’ us feel that way. No, you made yourself angry by telling yourself, ‘Who...

A hot temper: 1) drives a wedge between you and your loved ones. Esau resented his brother Jacob so much that he wanted him dead. When his mother Rebekah heard this, she sent Jacob away to live in Haran (Genesis 27:41-43). As a result, the family was separated and they suffered. Angry people...

Righteous indignation is the capacity to get aroused when it matters. When you see people mistreated and don’t feel concerned, you’re either in denial or lacking compassion. God designed anger to move us to action. The Bible says, ‘…God is angry with the wicked every day...

In His dealings with people, the Bible says of Christ: ‘Having loved His own…He loved them unto the end’ (John 13:1). And when it came to His dealings with God, He could say, ‘I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me’ (John 5:30 NKJV). Can...

If you’re upset over giving up your ‘rights’ and ‘privileges’ to serve others, consider what Christ gave up to serve you. ‘…He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death…’ (Philippians 2:8 NKJV). When you’re tempted to...

Paul writes: ‘You must have the same attitude that…Jesus had. Though He was God, He did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, He gave up His divine privileges…took the…position of a slave…humbled Himself in obedience to God and died a...

The book of Job speaks about the rain cycle: ‘…He maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapour thereof: Which the clouds do drop and distil upon man abundantly. Also can any understand the spreadings of the clouds, or the noise of his tabernacle?...

It’s said that when scientists break down the ‘matter’ that comprises our universe, it actually contains some musical molecules. When the Pharisees tried to silence those who were praising the Lord, perhaps that’s why Jesus said, ‘If they keep quiet, the stones will...

Some of the people around you today are living without hope. Look at them; they smile, but their eyes are dead. They talk, but the music has left their voice. They’re like mannequins: all dressed up and going nowhere because they feel hopeless. But as a follower of Christ, you don’t...