Changes. We can’t avoid them. Remember graduation from high school?  The friends we knew were scattered … college, marriage, jobs on the coast … and we had to make new friends. That ...

Safety. Hunkering down. Finding a bolt hole. Retreating. Boarding up the windows. Withdrawing into our redoubt. Protecting what we have from what might be. Adding a fence to keep out the bogie man ...

Doctors play guesswork with our bodies. Don’t believe that? Ask any doctor. It is why medicine is called a practice. Some prescriptions are easier to guess, but it remains hit or miss when it ...

What’s in your basket of blessings? Grandchildren? A pastor you’ve bonded with? A vacation home in the mountains? Good health, a spouse, even a job you enjoy … Amos 8:1 tells us: “Thus ...

Some years we just cannot get ahead. We feel like that verse in Psalm 32:4 where it says: “For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of ...

Doctors are gifted with the knowledge of God. The best surgeons have the magnificent construction of God’s nerves and tissues to do the job they do. Scientists test and prove new medications ...

An old gospel hymn tells us to count all our blessings, to name them one by one. When we have a bad day, count our blessings. When we have a good day, count our blessings. When our grandchildren ...

God, our omnipotent Lord, the One in whom we find strength, has created this day and this moment. In him we rejoice. Psalm 118:24 tells us: “This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will ...

The world is crazy. You read that right. Drive downtown on a Friday, and you’ll see what I mean. Horns honking, people whipping into parking spaces, even raised fists when your car’s bumper ...

Trouble is part of our days, for it falls equally on the just and the unjust. However, within our troubles we can find a safe harbor, for our God is the calm in the time of the storm. He will guide ...

Too many times we are like the rat on the wheel. We are so busy asking from God that we hardly have time to offer him praise for the good gifts he gives us. In the Old Testament, we find where God ...

Lightning can strike hotter than the surface of the sun. A tornado can peel the tarmac from a highway. When a hurricane finally dissipates, entire towns are erased as if they never ...

We’ve seen the puzzles titled "Where’s Waldo?" or the pattern of identical sheep that asks us to find the one that’s different. Sometimes it’s a page of words, and we’re asked to locate the ...