Imagine a sunlit day. Perhaps we’re inside, with the curtains pulled back, and the floor is awash with light. It’s beautiful, puts us in a good mood, and prepares us for whatever the day ...

False witness. It’s a court term, one for judges and legal experts to contend with. Surely it doesn’t concern us. Except. Yes, except. A false witness is more than a legal term, and it ...

Let’s open with a definition of honor. Merriam-Webster tells us honor is having a good name. Essentially, people hold us in high regard. They give us value and worth because of how we’ve ...

It seems that every situation in life can be turned into a “teaching moment.” What can we learn from our experience, either good or bad? When we back into another car, we learn to look more ...

Being mean can feel good. What!?! How can you say that? It’s the opposite of what the Bible teaches. We can’t argue with that, but the Bible also teaches us that doing bad things feels good ...

How do you picture success? A cushy job? Maybe to retire early? Or are you a politico-type, holding on to power until your gray head and blurry eyes force you from office? You’ve made your mark ...

Crack a pinecone. Sure, smash it with a hammer, stomp it with your foot, or chuck it against the ground. You can’t hurt the seeds inside. When they come out, you’ll hardly recognize them. ...

Everyone has flaws, ones better covered up. It may be our moodiness before our first cup of coffee. We growl at the coffee table if it gets in our way. There’s nothing wrong with that if ...

What’s the use of a minister in the church? Why can’t we seek God on our own? Isn’t the money we spend on our pastor better off feeding the poor? Isn’t that what Jesus would have us ...

Ezra is an Old Testament prophet from the glory days of Israel. His name traditionally means “flowers that appear on the earth,” signifying the rising power of the nascent nation. He is ...

A new craze on YouTube reveals how to bring old pressed steel toy cars back to life. They are Tonka, Nylint, Buddy L or other cars, trucks, or vans from half a century ago. They were meant to be ...

Imagine this scene from a thousand years ago. A group of travelers chooses to strike out from their shores in wooden ships. They have no idea what lies across the water, just that adventure draws ...

You are a mighty soldier of God! There is no weapon that can crush your faith in the Lord! Your prayers unleash the storm of God’s power, and the demons tremble when you step out on the Word of ...