We can gain a good understanding of how to trust in God by thinking of the clothes we wear. Why wear wool instead of an imitation fabric? What features make it better than other less expensive ...

John Donne’s cryptic phrase, “No man is an island,” is as iconic today as it was when he wrote it in 1624. Donne goes on to say, “Every man is a piece of the Continent.” What Donne is ...

A story appeared on the Internet recently. A young man turned sixteen and was given a used car to drive. He fell in love with the car and used it to drive to his new job. His sister married and ...

What’s with the sad face? God doesn’t want to see it in our mirror. What’s with the sore muscles and the tired eyes? God has a better gift for us. Our plan in life isn’t to mope and ...

Become a preacher? Who would want to do that? We remember the PKs (preacher’s kids) we grew up with. They were the most tormented people around. Adults had outlandishly high expectations of ...

We’re given the Lord’s Prayer as our example of how to pray, and that’s good. Otherwise, how would we understand the best formula for speaking to God? The thing is that it’s just a ...

Kids can overwhelm us. So can our job, our church, and getting the lawn done. There are times we push God aside because he’s the one that doesn’t complain. “God understands,” we say, ...

Merriam-Webster offers us a clear understanding of what a tripwire does and how it works. A tripwire has four properties. It’s placed low in a concealed location. It’s used especially in ...

How important are words? Can they change the course of a person’s life? Absolutely! They can encourage you to stretch yourself to do something special, or they can undermine your confidence, ...

It’s easy to separate our spiritual life from our economic one. It’s the days of the week. We work five, keep one for us, and we give one to God. It’s like the U.S. government, the ...

We are in a youth-oriented culture. Even retired people want to present an aura of vitality that can only be found in smooth skin and boundless energy. At the same time, it’s experience that ...

America is a microwave culture. That means we want it when we want it, and in 3 minutes or less. If we can’t pop it in and have it now, we’re ready to move to the next big thing. Wait for ...

Here’s the thing about trust. It makes you vulnerable. That’s right. When you decide to open up and trust someone, you open yourself up to get hurt, and that’s frightening. You hope it ...