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KNOWING THE WILL OF GOD

By Doug Ponder on Jan. 16, 2019

The Great Search I don’t know any Christian who hasn’t wondered about the will of God for their life. What does God want me to do? How can I know if God’s will, not mine? What am I supposed to do next? Unsure of what to do, many people feel that they must "pray hard," "live rig...

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  • EDUCATING YOUR CHILDREN

    By Doug Ponder on Aug. 29, 2018

    THE DESIRE FOR EDUCATION Few things seem to matter as much today as education. What else do people move across the country for, go into great debt to obtain, restructure their family’s schedule and living situation around, argue about at every political level, and even measure people’s worth or intell...
  • ALWAYS AND FOR EVERYTHING

    By Doug Ponder on Aug. 15, 2018

    What “Thank You” Means “Thank you” is among the first phrases we teach our children. We offer prayers of thanks before meals. We express thanks for our civic freedoms or for the soldiers who have fought to secure them. In acceptance speeches for receiving public awards, almost every actor ...
  • THE BLIND MEN AND THE ELEPHANT

    By Doug Ponder on Aug. 1, 2018

    The Blind Men and the Elephant If you spend a few hours in a university coffee shop or even a few moments in the hellish lower realms of an Internet article’s comment section, you are likely to overhear the story of the blind men and the elephant. It is an old parable that originated in India and has bee...
  • MORE SINFUL, MORE LOVED

    By Doug Ponder on July 25, 2018

    Becoming Worse Since Becoming a Christian? I recently met with a friend who was worried about some trends he had noticed in his life. Since coming to faith in Jesus several months ago, he has often felt like he is even more sinful today than he was before. How could that be? he asked. Does this mean that God...
  • FREE SEX

    By Doug Ponder on July 18, 2018

    The ‘Free Sex’ That Costs You Dearly In the 1960s it wasn’t polite to talk about sex, so people talked about “love.” People especially talked about “free love,” which again, really meant “free sex.” Spurred on by the development of “the pill&rd...
  • THE POWER OF AN ORDINARY LIFE

    By Doug Ponder on July 11, 2018

    The Tug of War Inside Us All There exists within all of us both a longing for greatness and a misunderstanding about the power of an ordinary life. Or as several have said in various ways: Everybody wants to change the world, but nobody wants to do the dishes. There may be some debate as to how we got to ...