There comes a time when you have to make a leap of faith. Faith goes beyond logic. When Jesus was with those tired, hungry people following Him, He called to […]
Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate. – Proverbs 31:31
The road to abundant life comes with joy and heartache.
It was fifty years ago today… And America was tearing itself to pieces. The country still reeled from the loss of President Kennedy. His successor, President Johnson, initially rode a […]
You might be overworked, overwhelmed, and overcommitted if: You can’t remember the last time you took a nap without feeling guilty… You’ve bumped into someone at church and wanted to […]
Paul’s marvelously rich expression indicates that Christ is the source of our life. You has He quickened who “were dead in . . . trespasses and sins.”1 The same voice that brought Lazarus […]
Oscar Wilde said, “I can resist everything except temptation.” That’s the problem with temptation. It’s so tempting. But sometimes we unnecessarily put ourselves in the way of it.
There is a scripture in the book of Nahum that is both scary and comforting at the same time. Chapter one, verse eight says, “His way is in the fierce […]
In Mark 11:25-26 Jesus said, “Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you your transgressions. But if […]
Not being a bumper-sticker freak, I find myself turned off by most of the stuff people announce on rear windows and back bumpers. But years ago I noticed one I’ve […]
As you know, I’m writing a new book with the working title How to Speak Truth to People Who Don’t Want to Hear (or How to Be Right Without Being […]
On the surface, happiness and joy are similar; they are both uplifting and blissful experiences. Yet there are more differences than similarities.
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 […]
“Be still, and know that I am God.” Ps. 46:10 How’s that for a summer verse? Life moves us through the school year at a fast pace. Even if we […]
Did you know that all atheists are not atheists because of intellectual problems? They’re atheists because of moral problems. You say, “But I know some brilliant people who are atheists.” […]
The Harry S. Truman Library in Independence, Missouri has made public 1,300 recently discovered letters the late President wrote over the course of a half-century to his wife, Bess. Fifty […]