The chrysalis. It’s the place of change for the butterfly, the rigid, constricting encumbrance that holds the caterpillar in while it becomes what God intends it to be. A cage, if you will, but ...

What slippery slope are you on? What financial landslide is carrying you to devastation? The poorhouse, even? How deep do the cracks in your relationship with your spouse run? Have they reached the ...

A plaster (or band aid, for the American reader) is a fix for what ails us. The old-English origin of the word means a bandage with something extra, a curative substance intended to help with the ...

Dancing. Here’s the aspect of dancing I want to discuss today: Cruise ship dancing. They know how it’s done. Shows, with elaborate routines, even costumes that are out of this world. Yet, ...

Bulking up is a sports concept. Muscles, that sort of thing. Increasing our strength so that we can do amazing things that few others can. Here’s how it’s done in the sports world: Eat the ...

We are the lion. Hear us roar. Those are words of truth. As Christians, we are not weak. We need have no fear. We are the kings and queens of all that we survey. Joshua 1:9 gives us our permission ...

A cooking show host from Iowa describes many of his cooking ingredients with an unusual word. Flavor. Butter isn’t just fat, it’s flavor. That coconut topping? Flavor. Cinnamon, nutmeg, salt ...

The lengthening days of spring are a sure sign that summer is on the way. Kids crowd the streets on their bicycles, boats come out of garages, and hedges are clipped to a tee. Our brains crave ...

The month of March ... as the old saying goes, “In like a lion, out like a lamb.” The saying references the changing weather patterns, the ending of winter and the arrival of spring. See, when ...

Powerstroke. The Ford Motor Company uses this word to describe its most powerful truck engine. Legendary, so Ford claims. As one 2006 commercial says, “The most capable pickup in ...

Reread the title. Isn’t that how we feel about our lives on some days? “Oh, woe is me!” The toilet is stopped up again, we forgot to pay the lawn man, and we resign ourselves to making that ...