According to researchers, when we do make it over the hump and commit to helping others, we are rewarded with a number of benefits: longer life, greater satisfaction, lower blood pressure, etc.
It is estimated that 13.6 million people inside Syria are currently in need humanitarian assistance (over half of the total population). More than 6 million people are internally displaced, with another 5.2 million having fled to surrounding countries and Europe.
“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:7, NIV
If you live in the United States, when you hear the word “Thanksgiving,” you probably think of Pilgrims, Native Americans and a huge feast involving turkey and pumpkin pie held to celebrate the harvest. While the story of the first Thanksgiving does involve some of those elements, “giving thanks” to God began much earlier than the 1600s.
We live in a world of multimedia where we connect via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google and YouTube. Our daily lives are run by apps on tablets, smartphones, smartwatches and exercise devices. In the medical field, we benefit from retinal implants, artificial pancreases, bionic limbs and lenses. Technological advances bring us camera pills, tooth chips, brain implants, artificial memory and artificial intelligence — the boundaries between human and machine blurring with every passing day. On October 31, 2017, the world …
I have been working for almost 28 years in the distribution of the Word of God (Scriptures). I started my ministry in 1990 with the United Bible Society in Ecuador as the Director of Marketing and Distribution.
“Are you in Colorado?” It’s the first thing Esteban Shedd wants to know when we finally get our computers to synch for a video call. He’s in Chicago and is curious about our weather. I assure him that I am in Colorado and that there is a stunning view of Pikes Peak just beyond the blinds I’ve shut to reduce the glare. It apparently hasn’t been entirely successful because, according to Esteban, the light is seeping through and I am …