We’ve heard it said that we can speak things into existence. That’s rather like God. He spoke, and all creation flashed into being, from the earth under our feet to the distant stars in the ...

Rufus means, literally, “red.” William II, a king of England, was nicknamed Rufus because of the color of his hair. The ancient Romans regularly gave the name Rufus to red-haired babies. We ...

What’s the order of a battle? I mean, on the battlefield, how do the men arrange themselves? Who goes first, and who comes in behind? Study military history, and you’ll find the expendable ...

We are human. We live in bodies of flesh and bone. We are born, gifted with a span of time, and come to our end. That’s the way of being human. That’s who we are, and there’s no way to ...

Success is its own reward. So we are told. If we work hard and achieve something of note, others don’t need to pat us on the back. The knowledge of our achievement is all we need. It’s our ...

We have access to a multitude of teachings about God. We can tune in to spiritual guides on our television and enjoy their teachings 24 hours a day. We can soak it in. If we grow weary of our ...

Mountain climbers know that sometimes things go wrong. So do cross-country skiers. You get out there, and a ski binding breaks, you get a sprained ankle … something. Rally drivers. What can go ...

What’s it with the small stuff, we ask. You know what I mean, going slightly over the speed limit, snacking on the grapes before we put them on the scale, or the wink at our coworker when our ...

How bad is your situation? Are you swamped with responsibilities? Is your financial situation desperate? Is your family about to crumble around you? God says you will be the victor in whatever ...

We run our lives by the clock. We catch the alarm at six, and we know we must have the toast started by half-past. The subway departs at 7:20, and if we miss it, we can’t clock in on ...

Why does God shower his blessing on us? Why does the Father answer our prayers when we ask in faith and believe for the answer? If the answer is for us to feel good or have our need met, that’s ...

Hearts falter when giants come calling. It happens to everyone. The singer on stage the first time. The soldier facing overwhelming odds. The entrepreneur when his business model is falling apart ...

We frown at tightwads. Why do they grasp so tightly at their money when they have enough to share? A miser huddles around a single lightbulb when her bank accounts are fat enough to light her ...