Being young is outstanding. It’s hard to define when you’re there, but what youth really means is that our joints don’t hurt, we don’t worry about our energy levels, and nothing we eat ...

We picture the perfect Christian as soft-spoken and always willing to turn the other cheek. That’s our goal, yes, but it’s not how we’re hardwired. Our propensity for anger is a survival ...

We get conflicting instructions on how to live a Christian life. One teacher says do this, and another says to do that. Even our denominations are split on how to interpret the Word. What did God ...

Have you ever been out in a small boat? It’s fun. You’re right there on the water, close enough to touch. All you need to do is reach, and you can wet your fingers in the cool, clear ...

Making plaster items is a repetitive process. We pour the slip in the mold, let it harden, then we pull apart the mold. We can scrub the mold with water and a brush and prepare it for another ...

It’s easy to show up for Sunday service, chase the kids down after the benediction, and need a nap by the time lunch is finished. Today’s a good day to remember your pastor, to take time from ...

We love tantalizing tales. The more juice in our story, the better it tastes going down. What did Misty do with Justin? Oh, my! Who would believe it? This is too good not to share. Not so, says ...

We say the early bird gets the worm. Or, it takes your feet and not your seat to get things done. How about this one – you get ahead when you get out of bed. Functional ecology, the system of ...

What does it take to make us happy? That question sets our mind to running. We imagine a large home, perhaps with a gourmet kitchen and an inviting pool. We need a car that fits our new status, ...

Living on the coast is wonderful … except when a hurricane blows in. During the rest of the year, we enjoy warm sand, pleasant temperatures, and bright sun. We roam the roads with our car’s ...

It’s not fair when people rile us, especially when we’ve tried to do the right thing. It backfires on us, we get caught blindsided, and we have no idea what’s going on. Our first response ...

Life and death. Polar opposites, right? That’s how we speak of them. This is a life or death situation. We mean it’s “do or die.” Break the bank. This or that. There’s no ...

Wipe the slate clean. That’s what we’re to do with old hurts and failures. They are in the past. We are to cast them off and begin afresh, even should we stumble again. It’s how we move ...