The World Next Door

The World Next Door

What shall it profit a man if he reaches the whole world, yet neglects his neighbor living next door? - Someone  I have not done an official survey, but my guess is that if you were to ask Seventh-day Adventists living in North America if they were friends with their neighbors, something like 90% of them would say they weren’t.   Think about i

Blessings from Heaven (Part 2)

Blessings from Heaven (Part 2)

The Sermon on the Mount is Heaven’s benediction to the world—a voice from the throne of God. (E.G. White, Preface to Thoughts from the Mount of Blessing, p. vii.1)   Jesus opened his mouth and taught them saying, “Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:3).   These words fell as a shock on the ears

I Know the Thoughts

I Know the Thoughts

The Word of God is a powerful sword; however, it does not cut to wound us, but to heal us. The Word seeks to bring healing to our lives, even when we turn to God in the midst of negative situations we may have brought upon ourselves. I remember that before I became a Christian, I lived a life of chaos—causing problems at home, being the class clown

Laughing at the Funeral

Laughing at the Funeral

My daughter is 12, and her mother and I try to keep up with everything she’s reading, which means that we’re both reading a lot of children’s/preteen literature. As I began to preview the choices of teen/youth/young adult literature, I came to a startling conclusion: one of the most popular genres was dystopian fiction—stories that detail how the f