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Finding Meaning in the Midst of Pain (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 285)

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1 Peter 4:19 (NLT)
So if you are suffering in a manner that pleases God, keep on doing what is right, and trust your lives to the God who created you, for he will never fail you.

When Jewish psychiatrist Viktor Frankl was arrested by the Nazis and taken to a concentration camp during World War II, almost everything was taken away from him. He was stripped of his family, possessions, property, and when he arrived at Auschwitz even his manuscript for “Man’s Search for Meaning” was taken away from him. When Frankl emerged from that harrowing ordeal, he reflected, “There is nothing in the world that would so effectively help one to survive even the worst conditions, as the knowledge that there is a meaning in one’s life.” Read more…

It Is All Very Much Up To Us (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 250)

It Is All Very Much Up To Us

“There is no life as complete as the life that is lived by choice.”
— Shad Helmstetter

Viktor Frankl, one of my personal heroes, is known as an Austrian psychiatrist and neurologist. But perhaps he is better known as a survivor of the Holocaust. To describe the time he spent in three concentration camps as brutal would most likely be an understatement. Any average person would have felt hopeless and wanted to give up on the will to live in such a situation. Just one day, not even a week or a month, would have been enough to throw the course of life off its tracks. Read more…

Living Worthy of the Gospel of Jesus (40 Days of Easter Truth #1)

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Easter Focus Passage: Philippians 1:27-30

27 Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in the one Spirit, striving together as one for the faith of the gospel

28 without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you. This is a sign to them that they will be destroyed, but that you will be saved—and that by God. Read more…

What Makes Me Unique?

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DEAR DANNI: All of my college buddies seem to have found the special thing they are supposed to do in life. I am struggling with finding my own. What makes me unique and how do I know when I have found my special thing?
-Looking For It in Chicago

DEAR LOOKING FOR IT IN CHICAGO: Every person is someone special and every person was made to do something special in life. I’m actually happy you’re at this point where you want to make your life count. Few people arrive at this stage where they actually begin to ask themselves what it is they are supposed to do in life. Read more…

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