We call God “The Great Mystery.” Or perhaps we say he’s the “Big Man Upstairs.” How about these: The Unseen, the Unknowable, or the Great Spirit in the Sky. How can we identify with a ...

Penance. It’s a punishment for what we’ve done. Taking it on the chin. Paying our dues. Name it what you will, we’re stepping up and accepting the responsibility for our ...

We’ve seen the pictures of starving children on the streets. Please send money! You can save this hungry child today. Only $5 a month will provide two nutritious meals each day. There’s no ...

Babies are cute. Their little dimpled smiles and those fat little fingers. Their adorability can be scientifically evaluated. What!?! No way! Yes way. It can be measured. Put to a standard and ...

Has the mortgage company sent you a late notice again? Is your pantry filled with empty shelves? Is your best shirt threadbare at the elbows? Has every job interview this week been a ...

Bills were once called silver certificates. We could take the bill to the bank and receive silver in exchange. One 1934 bill with a face value of $10,000 is stamped on the front with the words ...

The Wizard of Oz Hollywood classic is about uncovering what you already have. It’s about accepting who you are, finding your strength inside of you, and realizing that you don’t need to travel ...

A video surfaced on the Internet recently. A puppy is afraid to descend a set of stairs. His owner gets down on all fours and shows the puppy how to place its paws on one step at a time and find a ...

What’s got you down? Your kids? Are they acting out again? Or is it your job? Your boss has cut your hours, and you don’t know how you’ll make it up? Or maybe your car … or your washing ...

There is some confusion about why God doesn’t step in and solve all our problems. “You have the power, God,” we cry. “Get to it. Wipe our troubles from the board so we can get on with ...

Several years ago, a man was seen on the side of the road next to his wrecked station wagon. Clearly the old car had seen better days before it crashed and died. The man sat on the curb and laughed ...

We admire well-tended lawns with beds of flowers and shady arbors. We appreciate the clipped shrubs and enjoy the cool shade. How fortunate to have a green thumb, we exclaim, giving credit for all ...

There is no afterlife. Have you heard that one before? Lots of people think it. Martin Hughes, writing on Breaker Barrier, his blog, says he wishes there was a heaven after death. The Bible says ...