Like leaves falling from a tree, it seems people fall away from Christ in the slightest breeze. THAT’S NOT WHAT GOD WANTS US TO DO. We are better than that. God gives us the perseverance to ...

Fear of punishment can be a great motivator. We don’t want a ticket, so we slow down when we see flashing lights. We file our taxes, on time, because we don’t want to go to jail. Show up to ...

Social programs are a byword in our modern culture. Short on food? There’s a program for that. Can’t afford a doctor? Try the free clinic. Priced out of housing? A subsidy will get you into ...

It takes a tough skin to survive in our dog-eat-dog world. Or so we’re told, but that doesn’t have to be you! God wants us to be kind, considerate of others, and most importantly, forgiving ...

Go out at midday. Yeah, at the hottest time of the year, when the sun is directly overhead, and look up. The sun will burn your eyes if you stare too long. You’ll sear your retina, scorch a ...

You get a new start with Jesus. It doesn’t matter where you’ve been or what you’ve done. In Christ, the old person and their old deeds are dumped out the window, and you get to leave them ...

At times we need a pat on the back. We need someone who has our best interests at heart to be there for us. We need a champion to lift us from the muck. We need inspiration to be able to face ...

Bad things we’ve done are like stinky socks. The odor fills the house, and even when we run them through the washer, it seems the foul-smelling stink hangs around in the crevices and ...

Valentine’s Day is a time set aside for couples. In the U.S.A, we exchange about 190 million cards each February 14 (not including hundreds of millions traded by school children), and that’s ...

Families. If we have a good one, we have a support structure that can buoy us through the toughest circumstances of our lives. If our family becomes fractured, it can weigh us down like an ...

It would be nice to live a perfect life. That’s not going to happen. No matter how much money or how many friends we have, the perfect life isn’t possible. It’s just not. That’s a fact ...

Children are a blessing. No one doubts that, unless, of course, it’s on a day when our loved ones challenge us to exasperation. Children tend to do that. Our preschooler fights to establish ...

There’s a saying that behind every successful man is a good woman. Oprah Winfrey says to think like a queen, because a queen isn’t afraid to fail. Ayn Rand famously said, “The question ...