Life can imprison us. Literally or figuratively, we can live with bars of despair surrounding us. Bills . . . Relationships . . . Poor choices we’ve ...

How do we appear before people? Upstanding? Moral? Filled with the righteousness of Christ? When we stand before the mirror, we can appear however we wish. It’s the smile on our face that does ...

People are our best asset in life. We can drive fancy cars, live in homes like palaces, and have a kazoo of money in the bank, but we become emotionally bankrupt when we have no one to share it ...

Who do you want to be? By that, I’m asking if you’re happy with who you are. Is the way you react to the world around you giving you a satisfactory experience in life? Or do you reflect on ...

Life is, by definition, a struggle. Our alarm clock alone is evidence of that. It goes off, we groan and fume, and we want more than anything to draw back under the covers. The conflict comes ...

David in the Bible struggled with his role as God’s chosen ruler over Israel. The man was a warrior and king, and he united the 12 fractured tribes of Israel. He also wove the religious faith of ...

David in the Bible was the song meister. A Meistersinger, so to speak. His poetry and compositions are unexcelled even today. They speak to us of glory, loss, and praise to the Father in ...

The enemy is our accuser. God says we don’t have to listen to him! The devil shoots fiery darts of fear toward us. God tells us to stand tall! The evil one dogs our steps like a rabid ...

―  Now you can also find us at www.MyChurchNotes.com  ― Some passages in the Bible are iconic. Even for the nonbeliever, they resonate and uplift the spirit. Let’s pull from ...

Barter is a good way to live. I make this, you use it, and in exchange, you offer me something of equal value. What happens when an item or service is especially valued? We get more in exchange ...

Is it okay to be angry at God? How about when we feel God’s made us a promise, and it falls flat over and over? Or the person we love betrays us, perhaps in death, when God had promised us a ...

A broken flashlight is a problem. It doesn’t produce any light. No matter how many times you click the switch, you won’t see any better than before. The battery has been worn down by repeated ...

We love pictures of puppies. They show up on the Internet, and we melt with warmth. Kittens, too, as they wobble on their little feet, their tails held high in the air. They are helpless and ...