Some things are too big to move out of our way. We can’t kick them aside. If we try, we’ll only bruise our toes. We must learn to live with them, work them into our expectations, and let them ...

What are the chances something good will happen to you today? Even better, what makes a day special? What we expect or the surprise that we stumble over on the way to something else? A traveler ...

A paycheck. We expect one when we show up at work. The hours we devote to our employer, well, we expect something back. We do this for you, we say. Now, it’s your turn to do something for ...

God wants to launch you into deeper waters. He has an ocean of goodness waiting for you to explore. You may be stuck in the harbor, docked in your church pew, or even still under ...

Slam dunk is a sports term, basketball, specifically. We thrust the ball through the net so hard there’s no chance our opponent can prevent us from making points. It’s spread into other ...

Our eyes can determine what we see. That sounds obvious but let me share what I mean. Take the ordinary signal light. Green, yellow, and red. How hard is that? Not at all unless you have an eye ...

Plant a seed in the ground, and it grows. How hard is that? In nature, we don’t even need to put in that much work. If a weed comes up in our yard, soon we have a hundred, and we weren’t ...

Bank accounts. They are vital in today’s world. Money moves about electronically, here to there, invisible in the real world. Even those who barely subsist can hardly get by without a bank ...

Everything has a price. Our happiness, the moments we spend with our children, even the vacations we choose to take. In 2010, a family of four from England vacationed in Malta. As they were ...

Who treats you right? Well, God, of course, but besides that? Who’s got your back, stitches up your broken dreams, and sponges away your sorrow? Who does good for you when you need it ...

Who can we turn to for the truth? You know what I mean, for achieving a better life . . . for getting direction on what to do tomorrow and the day after if we want to improve our ...

What’s on God’s drawing board? More specifically, what commitments to God have you yet to fulfill? What promises did you make a year ago, two, a decade, or even a lifetime ago? Then ...

Pull out a self-help book, and you’ll find the same message over and over. It’s up to you. They are your bootstraps. Pull yourself up. The responsibility for what happens to you belongs to ...