We love parties. It’s my birthday! Celebrate! Come to my pool bash! Everyone will be there! Then there’s the new job. We call up all our friends: “You can’t miss my promotion ...

Let’s explain canyons. By explain, we mean geologically. Like, how do they get here? As in, what makes a canyon? That’s easy. Water, wind, and lots and lots of years. The ground has to wear ...

When children play fight, how do we tell the winner? That’s easy. The one still standing when the game is over. A pirate poses with one foot on the chest of his defeated enemy. A boxer … down ...

“Who will you be? You can either be the one watching the world change around you, or you can be the one changing the world. It’s time to make a choice.” (Joshua 1:9 ESV) Have I not ...

Are you still grappling with finding God? Is he distant to you, a thing of knowledge but not a companion of your heart? You want God to be your soulmate, to be able to share your fears with him, ...

American settlers in the 1800s had a lot of stuff to carry west. They had to pack enough for months on the road. Flour, sugar, dried meat, and sundry supplies weighed their wagons down. To move all ...

For the Christian, Sundays have a special feeling. We have time to wake gradually, breakfast can be a leisurely affair, and the entire family is together all day long.  It’s more than that, ...

Off the Maine coast, the shore is too rocky to enable boats to come all the way in to anchor. To make matters worse, some of the highest tides in the world are found off the northern coast of that ...

A merry-go-round looks fun. And it is! Music plays, drawing us in. The lights flash, bedazzling our eyes. And the painted animals we get to ride, how can anything be so beautiful? Here’s the ...

How does hierarchy work on the battlefield? The general gives the orders, and everyone under him jumps at his command. It’s not okay to question. That doesn’t work in time of war. It’s not ...

So, who are you? Not, who did you used to be … who are you today? God’s creation? A child of the King? A saint in the Kingdom of Christ? If so, what’s that shadow at your feet? Why are you ...

“To truly be successful in the fullest sense of the word, you must succeed in all aspects of life . . . not just one.” (John 14:6 ESV) Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the ...

Tyrian purple is the color of kings. There was a time that wearing purple was forbidden by law, unless you were royalty. It was as much a symbol of elevated status as a crown on the head of a ...