The Pursuit of Purity
May24

The Pursuit of Purity

By Ashley Barnett As a little girl, I dreamt of being loved and belonging to someone. However, I also dreamed of adventure. I loved discovering treasures in hidden places. Sometimes it worked in my favor, and other times it did not. You see, I was the child that could find the Christmas presents and memorize numbers, pass codes and pins with just one try. Needless to say, my parents became quite clever in their methods to keep things...

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My Family’s Resurrection
Apr13

My Family’s Resurrection

By Trina Titus Lozano On March 31, 2002, I was in church celebrating Easter, or as my dad trained me to say … Resurrection Day. My husband and our four children, two girls and two boys, were all there together. Our daughter, Brooke, a senior in High School, was singing with the worship team and our son Brandon, a sophomore, was on the drums. The usual 20 minutes of music played, and as I worshipped, my mind kept wandering to my...

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La infancia de Jesús, ¿normal o sobrenatural?
Mar15

La infancia de Jesús, ¿normal o sobrenatural?

By Hugo Martínez No existe personaje en la historia de la humanidad sobre el que se hayan escrito más libros que Jesucristo. Y es que la persona de Jesús, sus extraordinarias obras, sus enseñanzas y doctrinas han cautivado la atención, la curiosidad y la investigación de miles y miles de escritores en todo el mundo durante los últimos 20 siglos. Ciertamente, los evangelios guardan silencio en cuanto a la niñez del Mesías, hasta que...

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Abstinence (Part 1)
Feb23

Abstinence (Part 1)

By Hugo Martinez Is sexual abstinence the will of God for my life? In the Spanish Program at Christ For The Nations, my wife and I give a class each year in which we talk about dating, marriage, family and ministry. In this class, we touch on a very difficult subject to teach young people—sexual abstinence. As believers, they want to know what God’s will is in this matter for their lives, since today young people think and say,...

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Preparing For Christmas
Dec06

Preparing For Christmas

By Michelle Ofori-Ansah My two little boys, Boaz and Jakin, have been excited about Christmas since roughly the minute Boaz’ last birthday presents were opened in October. Jakin has been saying, “It’s Christmas Mommy and Daddy!” at random times, and we think it’s his way of indicating that something needs to be celebrated. Now, I recognize that my sons are really just looking forward to the next time they get to open presents . . ....

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An Orphan No Longer
Jul13

An Orphan No Longer

By Maria Erokhina “My mother was only 13 years old when I was born,” Jordan shared. She was adopted on the eighth day of her life, a gift and a promise to her new parents. They named her Jordan, after the river that the Israelites had to cross to enter the Promise Land. Her name became a reminder of God’s faithfulness to His promises. Jordan, an African-American girl, grew up in a good Christian home in a Caucasian family in a small...

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