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What If I'm the Sinner, Not the Saint?

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Do you ever wonder who Jesus would be hanging out with if He were with us in the flesh today? Who are the “outsiders” that we’d be astonished to see Him with? The down-on-their-luck, left-behind and forgotten, sick and outcast whom He’d notice with compassion?

Freedom Revisited

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What’s shaping your definition of freedom? If we open the Scriptures to Galatians 5—a chapter describing freedom in Christ—we discover that our skewed definitions may actually lead us away from true freedom.

3 Visible Signs Your Life Has Been Transformed

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I used to believe that I could change myself—become a better person, as smart and talented as I imagined I could be. And so I immersed myself in all sorts of activities and studies, expecting this change—better grades and overall accomplishment in life—to make me feel satisfied. After all was said and done, my endeavors remained futile.

Coronavirus Pandemic: I'm Afraid, and I Don't Even Know Why

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Last night, the panic rose to a new level as the governor ordered all K-12 schools in the state to close for three full weeks. This morning, I woke up to the first three confirmed cases right here in my own city.

5 Simple Ways to Serve Others

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What comes to mind when you hear the words “serve one another”? Is it accompanied by the words “arduous”, “tiring”, and “can’t be bothered”?

What If I've Lost My Passion?

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At an early age, I was already aware of my love for computing, and everything I did was geared towards that end. So, it would be natural to think that after working in the industry for 10 years, I would go on to greater heights. However, after 10 years, my feelings towards my field of work waned.

Why Didn’t I Give More?

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Once, while my friends and I were having dinner, a skinny boy in a worn-out t-shirt and shorts approached us to sell tissue paper. Initially, we didn’t respond as we weren’t interested in buying any. But the boy, probably about 10, kept standing there, with a hopeful look on his face.

ODJ: On the Fringe

I was once invited to an authors’ party in London. It was a posh affair with caviar and oysters and a private view of a fashion exhibition. Celebrities milled through the crowd and everyone else looked like a celebrity due to their chic fashion sense. I was alone and couldn’t find the one contact I knew was attending the gala. Forty-five minutes later I was still standing by m

ODJ: good for the neighbourhood

In January 2015 a terrorist stormed Hyper Cacher (a Kosher supermarket) in Paris and murdered four hostages. One of the shop’s assistants, Lassana Bathily, heard the gunfire and hid shoppers in a freezer. Bathily, a Muslim whose courageous actions saved several Jews (including a child), was an immigrant who had been seeking French citizenship. To thank him for his bravery, authorities fast-t