Shade trees are an oasis of pleasure during the height of summer. In winter, the leaves are fallen, and only bare limbs remain. Our expectation? Once spring arrives, we want to see the fresh leaves ...

Time moves in a straight line. It is like walking down an unfamiliar garden path. We put one step after another, and as our journey continues, we travel from the beginning toward the end. At any ...

We know about Jesus and the stone across the face of his tomb. And Lazarus … just roll the stone away, Jesus commanded. It’s blocking the HEALING SALVATION OF THE LORD. In the Old Testament, a ...

We know life can be bad. The car breaks down. We forget to mail the house payment. OUR SPOUSE LEAVES US! We hate being an adult because our back hurts and we have to get out of bed each day. WHY ...

“Do you just want to be happy or to actually make a difference in this world?” (James 2:26 ESV) For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead. What ...

Who remembers the Dodge Omni? Yeah, the boxy 4-door people mover produced from 1977-1990. If you had one or knew someone who did, likely it was in the drive, at the grocery store, or delivering the ...

Not all beggars are poor. Massu in India hires a taxi to his begging spot, dons his ragged clothes, and works hard for eight hours. Afterwards, he changes again and hires a taxi home. He also owns ...

The silence of winter is one of the most profound environments we can know. Snow blankets the land, and all is muzzled. No crickets chirrup. No leaves rustle. Not a bird sings in the sky. Even the ...

You’re bummed. You’ve loved and lost, and you can never feel anything again. Your heart is empty, a chamberless void, a token spot in your chest where nothing good will ever reside ...

“Do not let a failure shake your foundation.” (Matthew 7:24 ESV) Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. Rock is one ...

August is the cruelest of the summer months. The heat has built during June and July, the fields have dried, and there seems to be no relief from the dog days that have replaced the glory of early ...

Old houses have a way of falling down. Yet, under the right care, even the worst of them can become shining masterpieces of a bygone era. We just need to shift the house from one owner to another. ...

Let’s jump right in with this familiar – and meaningful – passage from Isaiah 55:1-3: “Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy ...