The world wants to be our master. Finances, relationships, and even the ruling authorities want power over us. We can feel our choices taken from us, our options reduced to zero, and it seems ...

How does God do his will on the Earth? Through us, his children. We are his hands, his feet, and his mouth. How we treat people around us is how God is seen by the unbeliever. We are God’s ...

Doctors play guesswork with our bodies. Don’t believe that? Ask any doctor. It is why medicine is called a practice. Some prescriptions are easier to guess, but it remains hit or miss when it ...

Life as a teenager is tough. Everyone has a different expectation of you, and no one seems to understand that you can’t be everything to everyone. Mom wants a sweet child, Dad wants to ...

Choosing is a valuable option in life. Our spouse. Who wants an arranged marriage? What if we’re not in love? Red car or blue? Hey, we might want black or frost white. It’s our car, after ...

Young people face an unusual challenge in our modern church. They feel excluded. Their views are too “out-of-line.” Their music is too “edgy.” Their lifestyle choices are too different ...

Prayer is a comfort to many people. The answer is important, but the act of praying is part of the resolution to our need. Just having someone listen is important. It begins the bridging process ...

Plant a rose bush. Many people love them, considering the thorns worth the effort for the resulting blooms. There’s one easy thing we can do to increase our enjoyment of our roses. We must ...

You’re finally a dad. What does that mean, other than the obvious child you fathered? What does God require from us when we take on parenthood? Here are five opportunities to practice being a ...

Money destroys many people’s lives. For others, it’s a blessing that makes their lives easier. God sees money differently than we do. To him, our material possessions (our money) benefit us ...

Losing trust is a terrible thing. It’s like the ground is pulled from under our feet, and we don’t know where to step next. It also makes us angry. What right do they have to do that to ...

We all know that God is unchangeable. Right? The moods God expressed in the Bible, the righteous anger, the second chances, the lovingkindness . . . they are who he is. God ...

Hard work is in the American psyche. It’s our work ethic, part of the American Way. We work hard – a lot – and we get rewarded with a good life. Still, there are times it’s good to take a ...