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Selling My Soul for Squid

Every good Adventist knows that squid and most other sea creatures are off-limits when it comes to eating. My parents taught me from a young age which animals the Bible says I should stay away from, and for the most part I followed these guidelines, well,...  read more

Back To Galilee

“When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb. and they asked each...  read more

Not Far

What did Jesus mean when He told the scribe, “You are not far from the Kingdom of God”? (Mark 12:34). Was it a compliment, as in, keep going, you’re almost there? The following is an excerpt from pastor Tony Yang’s new book Real. Imagine there were three...  read more

Do Our Children Really Need Everything?

“I can’t believe I’m this upset over spilled milk.” My head is fully aware that I’m overreacting, but the rage that overcomes me is uncontrollable. The look of fear in their eyes makes me realize I really seriously am overreacting. Why am I yelling about...  read more

My Favorite Vice?

Here’s a habit (perhaps a vice) I have grown over the years.  Ever since middle school I’ve been “waiting.”  Waiting for that Big Moment.  The moment that will change everything.  The moment where it will clearly contrast & vividly expose a stunning “before...  read more

In His Time

When I was a teenager, “In His Time” was one of my favorite songs. I’m not much of a singer, but I loved when the girls would split off into the echo, creating a lovely harmony. Even though I understood, cognitively, what the lyrics meant, I never felt that...  read more

Mentored to Be a Mentor

previously published on August 2005 Mentoring is a dynamic 'mission critical' partnering. This vital partnering creates higher learning, fosters talent, and makes potential actual," Neville writes in his recently published book, 'The Ten Second Mentor.'...  read more

CREATION Health: Activity

God wants us to be healthy and prosper. The Bible says In 3 John verse 2, “Beloved, I pray that thou may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.”  Activity is one of the eight universal lifestyle principles that makes this...  read more

How Great Thou Art

On Saturday I was introduced to The Piano Guys’ mashup The Mission/How Great Thou Art featuring two of the Seven Wonders of the World: the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Brazil and the Iguana Falls in Argentina.  It’s a stunning music video not only...  read more

A Holla to All Peeps in the East and the West (and the Midwest)

previously published in July 2004 Initially I was given the topic of East Coast vs. West Coast for the subject of a Compass Article.  I thought, ”Cool!  The Compass is reaching to the new young and hippity hop generation.”  When people look at the East...  read more