ODJ: learning trust

As a child, I worried about making friends at school. As a college student, I worried about getting work after graduation. Today, I worry about the health of my parents and if my books will sell. What do you worry about? Take a moment and make a mental list. Some of your worries may be similar to mine. Jesus told us “not to worry about everyday life” (Matthew 6:25) and said there are

How to Trust God in the Season of Job-hunting

I spent six months of my life as a couch potato. By the time I started my new job, I knew which online channels you could surf for the latest television series.

Finding A Spouse, According to His Will

Written by Clare H, Singapore I was in the midst of my undergraduate…

ODB: Kindness Gone Viral

News of a simple act of kindness on a New York subway has gone around the world. A young man, head covered by a hooded sweatshirt, fell asleep on the shoulder of an older passenger.

ODB: Wonders Of The Heart

Our heart beats about 100,000 times every day, pumping blood to every cell in our bodies. This adds up to about 35 million beats a year and 2.5 billion beats in an average lifetime.

ODB: Shadowed

Someone was shadowing me. In a darkened hallway, I turned the corner to go up a flight of stairs and was alarmed by what I saw, stopping dead in my tracks. It happened again a few days later. I came around the back of a favorite coffee shop and saw the large shape of a person coming at me. Both incidents ended with a smile, however. I’d been frightened by my own shadow!The prophet Jeremiah talke

It's About The Climb

I was listening to The Climb by Miley Cyrus the other day when the lyrics got me thinking about the hurdles we face in our life. I was at the phase of moving on from a broken relationship,

ODJ: don't give up!

Many odd and antiquated laws can be found around the world. In the UK, it’s an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing a British monarch upside down, and in England specifically, it’s illegal to eat mince pies on the 25th of December. In one American state, women must get written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth. In Milan, Italy, it’s a legal requirement to smile at

ODB: Living Bridges

People who live in Cherrapunji, India, have developed a unique way to get across the many rivers and streams in their land. They grow bridges from the roots of rubber trees. These “living bridges” take between 10 to 15 years to mature, but once they are established, they are extremely stable and last for hundreds of years.The Bible compares a person who trusts in God to “a tree planted by th