A bar code is a fascinating tool found on modern products. At first glance, it appears to be a series of straight lines, all tightly packed next to one another. How can this series of lines carry ...

There’s no better thing than to be a winner. First place commands all the respect. To finish in second place is never what we want. It’s a disappointment that forces us to put on a bright ...

Life deals us harsh blows. We can’t escape that. We’re not thinking right if we think we can. But that’s not who we have to be. Just because we’re dealt a rough hand doesn’t mean we ...

Life can batter us. The bills come due. Our spouse decides to walk out. Our children abandon us when we need them most. The world turns black, and we can’t face another day. We feel alone, ...

Challenges are good for us. It just doesn’t always feel that way. We are challenged by the lack of money, emotional turmoil, or job prospects that never seem to pan out. Then there are pesky ...

Too many people see life as a muddle. THAT’S NOT YOU! Too many people don’t know what it takes to be satisfied. THAT DOESN’T APPLY TO YOUR LIFE! You have the guidebook to joy. You carry ...

Our eyes are magnificent machines. They can focus faster than we can blink, and to see in the dark? We very nearly can, if we just close our eyes and let them adjust. It’s the brilliance of day ...

God wants a connection with us. He wants to offer us forgiveness and change our lives. That’s the purpose of altars in the church. We’re to place our willful desires and cares on that rough ...

Sometimes we want to punch the heavens. “God,” we cry, “why is this happening to me?” We think of our experience with God as a boxing match, him against us, and we want to settle the ...

God is widely considered to be all-knowing. If something has happened . . . or is happening . . . or might possibly happen in the future, God knows. It’s called ...

We are people of reason. That’s the difference between us and the animals. We can reason out situations, to know right from wrong, and to make conscious decisions about what to do next. The ...

Keeping ourselves on an even keel is a struggle at times. It’s the balance between the calm we need inside and the crazy world outside that’s elusive and maddening. The Bible is clear on one ...

Lewis Howes, American author, entrepreneur, and former professional Arena League football player, once said: “The road to profits is paved with unfair advantages.” We can take that one step ...