How would it feel if we painted our house, and the bare wood still showed through? Or if we filled our car with gas, and we ran out in half a mile? For things to be useful to us, they must make a ...

When life feels bitter, and everything around us is dead, is when the snow comes, creating a winter wonderland. God is in each SNOWFLAKE that falls, and he brings refreshing to our souls. Let’s ...

The eternal sleep. The final ticket. To bite the dust. There are a hundred ways to say it. She gave up the ghost. He lost his battle … bought the farm … kicked the bucket … or how about this ...

"Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect ...

If you don’t get weary, then you will reap a harvest in your own right time.  The New Living Translation says Galatians 6:9 this way: “So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At ...

A prison is made of walls. Sometimes they are of steel and stone. Other times, they are of our own making. Financial. Emotional. Things that trap us and won’t let us free. We batter at the walls, ...

Betrayal is the slice of a hot razor blade thrust into our soul. It cuts so deeply that even when we think it is healed, the smallest reminder can make it bleed once again. It may be a friend that ...

X marks the spot. What is it that we love about a good treasure hunt? Is it the prize that drives people to spend fortunes in the search, or is it the search, itself? In the Scriptures we are told ...

What’s special about mercy? Better asked, what is mercy? Here’s what Merriam-Webster tells us: Compassion or leniency, especially towards an offender subject to your power … So, if someone ...

“Conflict is not always the answer.” A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. (Proverbs 15:1) A fist sometimes feels good. We want to take action, and we want our ...

January 1 is the traditional day on which Father Time is reborn. The grizzled old man with walking cane and bent back becomes young again, a baby filled with renewed life. New Year’s Day is a time ...

“Listen, and I will tell you a divine mystery: not all of us will die, but we will all be transformed. It will happen in an instant—in the twinkling of his eye. For when the last trumpet is ...

Let’s look at a baby. Here’s the thing: A baby can’t walk. Nope, not a single step. We might hold their hands and let them pretend, but it’s not walking. We laugh with them, all excited, ...