A century ago, rural America shopped at crossroads grocery stores or small-town general stores. The shelves of those stores were not always full; you couldn’t depend on what you needed […]
With the kids getting settled back in school what are you hoping they learn this year? Hi, this is Parks Stamper, middays on the Fish. Maybe its Algebra 1. […]
A small item I read in the news twenty years ago has stuck in my mind ever since. The Rockdale County High School Bulldogs basketball team of Conyers, Georgia, won […]
“Will you please empty the dishwasher?” I asked my 15-year-old son one afternoon after school. By the response I got, you would have thought I’d asked the boy to climb […]
Even if we feel guilty, God is greater than our feelings, and he knows everything. . . . If we don’t feel guilty, we can come to God with bold confidence. – […]
God desires the best for each of His children, but sometimes we become trapped in habits, thoughts, and negative emotions that interfere with His plans for us.
Sometimes, in our lowest moments, we’re so focused on what we’re feeling that we don’t look up and recognize God’s presence. But the truth is, “God is our refuge and […]
What is the most significant and painful difficulty you’re dealing with right now in your life? Is it your marriage? Money? Depression? Perhaps it’s midlife?
Try as you may, you cannot find a more influential person in all of human history who has affected mankind as much as Jesus Christ has and does.
Have you ever been insulted? Have you have been taken advantage of or hurt by someone else? Has someone ever wished you ill? If not, I’m wondering whether you’re human.
“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” –1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV
Last week, I helped chaperone a group of 35 middle schoolers for summer camp. I have to admit, I was a bit unsure of what to expect. I’m really used […]
Some of you are going through a period of doubt in your life, or you know somebody who is. How do you deal with that doubt?
One of the most encouraging things about new years, new weeks, and new days is the word new. Webster reveals its meaning: “refreshed, different from one of the same that […]
The state of Florida battles sinkholes like the plagues of Egypt. As acidic groundwater dissolves underground rock formations, the surface of the earth caves in.
Are you embracing your freedom? I’m not talking about celebrating the freedom of living in the USA. We’re pretty good at that. It’s especially easy this time of year with […]