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 […]
Families are in crisis. And the root of that crisis falls on parents…especially disconnected dads. Frankly, we are living in a culture in which fathers are often invisible – a […]
When we think of what the word ‘Dad’ means, a lot of words come to mind: reliable, kind, compassionate, steady, bread-winner, integrity, faithful, protector…just to name a few. But it […]
I always hated reality TV shows. Then, several years ago, I discovered the popular reality show, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” and I instantly loved it. For those who haven’t seen it, the […]
Have you ever faced what seemed like an insurmountable obstacle, something so big and so overwhelming that you wished you could just turn and run away?
Let me close this week’s study of Jesus, the perfect healer, by suggesting three principles for what Christians should do when illness comes into our lives or the lives of […]
There’s Power in the name of Jesus…we play and sing so many songs about this fact. We trust in Jesus to save our souls…then why is it so hard to […]
Author and Ethics professor Scott Rae spends 10 sessions with the Discover the Word group…
Mediocrity is fast becoming the byword of our times. Every imaginable excuse is now used to make it acceptable, hopefully preferred. Budget cuts, time deadlines, majority opinion, and hard-nosed practicality […]
Call me weird, but sometimes I really love oxymorons. Yes, the joining together of 2 seemingly opposite words or ideas. You know, like jumbo shrimp, virtual reality, same difference, and […]
Jesus came to us when we couldn’t come to him. Jesus loved us when we couldn’t love him. Jesus gave us life when we couldn’t get it for ourselves.
Over and over in Scripture, God assures His people to fear not. In the heat of battle and in moments of deep disappointment, God assures us that we have no […]
Some pretty “unique” people have set out to do some pretty unusual things without stopping. In this article we are looking at three things every Christian should do without stopping:
My husband and I used to have this delightful little exchange going back and forth. He would say, “Everything has meaning” and I would playfully respond, “No it doesn’t! Not […]
One of my early memories is that of gardening with my grandpa in Minnesota. He had a large plot of land with a big vegetable garden and several honey bee […]
All the great religious leaders of history have one thing in common: they are dead. Only one man has risen from a grave never again to taste death. Jesus Christ […]
Okay, I’ll be brutally honest. This verse is a tough one for me: “No matter what happens, always be thankful, for this is God’s will for you who belong to […]
3 Steps to Shake Off the Shackles of Addiction Elephants weigh up to 15,000 pounds and stand as high as 13 feet tall. Yet, they can be held captive by […]
When to Trust Your Conscience