Life can spiral out of control. It’s like a tornado out there, hitting us suddenly and out of the blue. The wind whacks our plans sideways, and we are left with nothing. Or maybe a hurricane. ...

Atheists will tell you there is no absolute standard for living. Situational ethics says to let your circumstances be your guide. We’ve all heard the phrase that if it feels good, we should do ...

There’s no doubt about it. God says family is important. Children rock the house. Brothers and sisters are silver and gold. Our family members are the people who make our life a ...

Women are the powerhouses of the Christian world. They have stamina few can match. If you want something done, ask a God-fearing woman to take charge of your plan. You won’t be ...

What’s the purpose in a temple? Why do we build it in the first place? To be somber . . . to cut out all light? Or to glory in the presence of the Lord? The great cathedrals of ...

Free is outstanding. When we see free added to a sign, we want to shop. Even if we must pay for one item to get another free, it’s a deal we can’t pass up. That’s Jesus’ sacrifice on the ...

We lead busy lives. Too many demands . . . bills . . . activities . . . reports due. Even the church needs more than we can offer, from lawn care to ...

What do we expect from other people? How can we know if they are a good friend? A complaint from people who’ve achieved success is that they can no longer be certain who their true friends are. ...

Justification. It’s what keeps our country’s courts in business. Things happen, and if we can justify that we were wronged, we get recompense. You crashed into my fence, your insurance covers ...

We can’t believe the things we see some people do. Who drives down a one-way street the wrong direction? Or drinks sour milk to test if it’s still good? Or gossips about things other people ...

So you’re not the soloist in the choir. Does that make you less of a Christian example? You were never successful teaching a Sunday school class. How much does God favor you if you’ve failed ...

What proof do we have of God? What’s out there, really, that says there is a supreme being that created everything, and that he (or she) cares about the fate of humanity? How can our little ...

Are you in the dumps? Has life offended you? Does anger make your blood boil? God says the dumps are no place to be and you should get out now. When you wail in despair, your tears stain your ...