Kiddos can be a mess. There’s no end to the mischief they can dream up. Golf balls in the toilet. Toilet paper trailed through the house. Mud everywhere. Even our dinner table is no safety ...

Some people are not morning people. It’s built into their genetic code. They simply take longer to come alive than the rest of us. Tell them to “buck up,” and this normally sweet person has ...

Sports are a good venue for learning about living a good life. You may be thinking of the lessons of fair play and good sportsmanship, and there’s no question sports can teach those. They are ...

God’s promises come with conditions. I know we don’t like to hear that. We want his cornucopia to open in the sky and pour out good things on us. A new car? It floats down on a parachute, ...

Obsolescence is America’s mantra. Make it new for the new season. It’s the only way to sell. If it looks or feels like yesterday, who’ll be interested? Who wants to wear last year’s ...

Gifts are special. They are surprises, exciting when we don’t know what’s inside. The paper is pretty, the ribbon is tied, and we quiver with excitement. Birthday or Christmas, we can hardly ...

Words carry power. They can repair relationships or slice someone’s heart to the core. A good speaker can navigate the pitfalls of pending legislation and keep government on its course, and a ...

Children love to be pranked. A surprise gift, a joke told at just the right time, or an unexpected visit to the ice cream shop. Tell your kids the perfume sample from the department store is ...

God does not want you to do without. In his Word, he tells you over and over that he will take care of your needs. His biblical guidelines point to abundance, wealth, and prosperity. God gives ...

Opinions are ours by right. We don’t have to prove them. They are not facts. We can claim any opinion we want, and no one can argue we’re wrong. There are some opinions that are like rotten ...

Traveling by the seat of our pants is a foolhardy venture. Every corner, every intersection, every opportunity to veer to one side or the other is a fresh misdirection waiting to happen. Our ...

The seas are filled with fish. Many are harmless to mankind and often beautiful. The giant manta ray is one of the brightest fishes in the sea and friendly toward divers. They have been known to ...

Several years ago, singer Lionel Richie crooned a sultry ballad that included the words, “Once, twice, three times a lady.” The Shadows, Isaac Hayes, and Johnny Mathis performed the song in ...