A sixth grade Texas teacher sat in a parent conference one spring, hoping to resolve several behavioral issues a boy had exhibited over the course of the year. Letters home hadn’t made a ...

You are special to God. He treasures you and pays attention to what you endure in his name. Sometimes we think, “Ah, why’s everyone picking on me?” and we struggle to remember that the love ...

We come into the world as blank slates. We are pure clouds of emerging beauty floating in a clear sky. We become what we encounter. Our life molds us into the shape that will define our ...

You lay in bed at night, and your worries are like raindrops on the windowpane. You hear each one louder than the one before. Just when you begin to doze, plink, another worry in the darkness, and ...

The events of the life of Lazarus have become iconic in secular literature. In the storytelling world, Lazarus is a man who lives on, to whom death is a blip, someone that has a longer look toward ...

We love the story of Esther, a beautiful Jew who became queen of Persia. We commend her bravery in going before the king to plead for her people. Even as queen, she was in peril of death if the ...

It’s easy to be a Christian in the 21st century, or at least in modern society. We can attend services via computer, donate to missionaries with a click on our phone, and we never have to leave ...

Rufus means, literally, “red.” William II, a king of England, was nicknamed Rufus because of the color of his hair. The ancient Romans regularly gave the name Rufus to red-haired babies. We ...

We are human. We live in bodies of flesh and bone. We are born, gifted with a span of time, and come to our end. That’s the way of being human. That’s who we are, and there’s no way to ...

We’ve heard it said that we can speak things into existence. That’s rather like God. He spoke, and all creation flashed into being, from the earth under our feet to the distant stars in the ...

What’s the order of a battle? I mean, on the battlefield, how do the men arrange themselves? Who goes first, and who comes in behind? Study military history, and you’ll find the expendable ...

Success is its own reward. So we are told. If we work hard and achieve something of note, others don’t need to pat us on the back. The knowledge of our achievement is all we need. It’s our ...