Readers write: The view from Russia, and wildfire series

Category: News
The view from Russia Regarding “Who is Putin? Even to Russians, a mystery (audio)” in the Oct. 23 Monitor Daily: To begin with, no Kremlin ruler is a mystery to us, as in our daily affairs we go by a Russian proverb: “God is high above, and the czar is far away.” Even when our […]

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Facing the Lions

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
My three-year-old has been very aware of her strength. “Feel how big my muscles are,” she says, thrusting her arm out. This morning as I was driving her to preschool, she said, “Mommy, Katie doesn’t think my muscles are big.” As we talked through it, she suddenly added, “Mommy, I can’t slay a

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Impeachment scorecard: A House, and nation, still divided

Category: News
Two weeks of public hearings in the House impeachment inquiry were an attempt to present a coherent story about a complicated situation: irregularities in the conduct of American foreign relations with Ukraine, a nation still struggling with the effects of domination as part of the former

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The Heart of the Preacher

Category: Family, Featured, General, Outreach
There’s no doubt that the pastor’s calling is unique. It comes with unique blessings and unique challenges. Some of the greatest challenges are related to both preaching and to being a preacher—preaching as the actual task of preparing and delivering a sermon week by week, and being a preacher

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Guard Your Attitude

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
It’s easy to forget who is the servant and who is to be served. The tool of distortion is one of Satan’s slyest.  When the focus is on yourself, you worry that your co-workers won’t appreciate you or your leaders will overwork you.  With time, your agenda becomes more important than

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A Beautiful Circle

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
I love the cyclical effect of God’s word in our lives! As we respond to His word, He responds to us. As He draws us to Himself, our hearts are drawn to respond back to Him. It’s a beautiful circle of God’s hand in our lives as we choose to bring Him into focus as […]

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Before UK election, Google limits political advertising

Category: News
San Francisco Google is making it harder for political advertisers to target specific types of people. The company said that as of January, advertisers will only be able to target U.S. political ads based on broad categories such as gender, age, and postal code. Currently, ads can be tailored

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When Demands are Endless

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“And when they found him, they exclaimed: ‘Everyone is looking for you!’ Jesus replied, ‘Let us go somewhere else – to the nearby villages – so I can preach there also. That is why I have come.’”Mark 1:37-38 Behind the declaration “Everyone is looking for you!” is a host of expectations. It can

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Come Away

Category: comfort, Content, Daily Devotions, God's love
“Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” Mark 6:31 Thought “Come away.” We do need to withdraw ? not once-in-a-while, but often, daily! What is incredible

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Music Trio Selah Stands on a ‘Firm Foundation’

Category: Music
Selah has produced music for over 20 years – but not without evolving along the way. Among their broad reach, Selah’s albums have furnished worship set lists for churches, first dances for weddings, and songs for personal prayer time (or those times when you’re belting out a high note while

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