Peace isn’t the natural state of humanity. We challenge authority, want what we want, and often don’t care who we hurt to get it. Getting along with others requires us to make an effort. We ...

Life is a progression from birth to death. There’s an old cryptic challenge that asks us to name what goes about on all fours in the morning, on two legs at noon, and on three legs at ...

Let’s jump right into our three salvations. They all come from the Book of Psalms, one right after the other. This is important. When God stacks his promises one upon another, they become ...

We are told to emulate the Master. The life he lived on this earth was one of purity, understanding, and love for humanity. How do we know? Every significant aspect of Jesus’ life was recorded ...

How can we smile when bad things seem to jockey for premier importance in our lives? That bounced check never seems to go away. The social media post that reflects a momentary lapse of judgment, ...

Children have no problem asking for what they want. Don’t believe it? Take a kid into a candy shop, or try a toy store. Even the cookie or cereal aisle in the grocery store will do. “That ...

You are a receptacle of God’s joy. He desires you to be filled with his goodness. You don’t have to face each day in the darkness of depression and pain. Your time to be lifted up is ...

What do you want to do? I mean, what floats your boat, makes you happy, is the reason you get out of bed in the morning? What gives you enough meaning to exist? You have lots of options. Family. ...

Life is like a merry-go-round. We’re sitting on an ostrich, and the world is spinning by at a million miles an hour. If we try to change our situation, we wind up on a roaring lion or a pink ...

Getting our meaning across is one of the most important things we do. People need to understand where we come from and what we need from them. Of course, some people think they must do it with a ...

A movie line in a popular cable series says, “Everyone has a past.” Yes, that’s true, but some are better than others. What do we do when our past is one of the “bad” ones, we’re ...

The lap of luxury. It’s where we all want to be. However, luxury means different things to different people. For some, it means having as little as possible. Then we don’t have to maintain ...

We sing songs of the shore, bringing about images of palm trees, drinks in coconut shells, and little umbrellas. The sun always shines, and if it does rain, it’s always far out to sea. That’s ...