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Taking the Stairs in 2020

“Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil in check.  But that is not what I have found.  I have found that it is the small things, everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay.  Simple acts of kindness ... Read More

Looking for a Bible Reading Plan for 2020?

As we approach this end of 2019, it is right for us to start to consider what we will do in 2020.  It’s never to early to plan ahead to make a good start to the new year! Today, if you’re considering making reading more ... Read More

Thank-filled Chipmunks

Our backyard chipmunk, Freddie, sometimes has simply heard enough.  I think that his expression is sometimes how we react after Thanksgiving.  We unfortunately move past the focus on thankfulness and gratitude for a mindless return to the daily grind of life.  How full are you ... Read More

Running the Middle of a Marathon

In 2001, Martin Franklin placed fifth in the New York City Marathon—at least for a while.  Mr. Franklin was at the start of the race with the rest of the runners when the gun went off.  Then he proudly crossed the finish line with an ... Read More

Stepping Forward with SDBU

  “You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.” ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh   These preeminent words spoken through the voice of Winnie-the-Pooh in children’s literature are a good fit ... Read More

Spring 2019 Registration open for SDBU!

The SDB School of Ministry is proud to announce that registration for classes in our Ministry Leadership or Pastoral Leadership programs for the Spring 2019 semester is now open.  Students wishing to register for classes should follow this link and register for classes prior to ... Read More

UPDATE: Helping Hand Delays, 11-21-18

Yesterday, we informed Helping Hand subscribers on the blog that we have encountered a significant difficulty in the delivery of Helping Hands for the coming quarter, which begins on Sunday, November 25th. Today, we would like to update the status of this matter and make ... Read More

Digital versions of Winter Helping Hand Available!!!

The Christian Education Council is pleased to report that the Winter 2019 quarter of the Helping Hand is now available as a PDF in the Conference eStore and for Amazon Kindle.  The lessons begin for Sabbath, December 1, 2019, with devotions for the preceding week. ... Read More

2018-2019 Scripture Memory Program Available!

The Christian Education Council of the SDB General Council is proud to announce that the 2018-2019 Scripture Memory Program is now available.  This year’s program was developed by Conference President Jane Mackintosh around her Conference theme, “People Get Ready.” Local churches who participate in the ... Read More

Scripture Memory Program 2017-18 Reporting Open!

The closing of the month of May means that in many places, our local churches are completing their participation in our Scripture Memory Program!  The program traditionally runs from September through May, though this year, we gave local churches the opportunity to start later and run ... Read More