So, you feel forgotten. Grandma didn’t remember your birthday. Uncle Tom didn’t show up for your graduation. Your own children didn’t send you a card for Mother’s Day. Even the cashier at ...

When we sign on the dotted line for a new car, the finance company has to disclose all the fees it intends to charge us. Credit card companies fall into the same category, as do realtors, phone ...
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How can we tell the true spiritual timbre of our hearts? It’s easy to show up at church on Sunday mornings, sing in the choir, and shake hands with people we’ve come to know as casual ...

The morning alarm rings, and we wake to the brilliance of the sun shining through the trees. The grass glistens with the morning dew, and it’s beautiful. It’s moving day. We’ve emptied our ...

In the past, a hope chest was how an unmarried woman prepared herself for her future as a bride. She wasn’t starting out her marriage empty handed. She was bringing something into the union: ...

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live ...

“If you cannot stand by your actions without feeling ashamed, then the time to change is now.” But the Lord God helps me; therefore I have not been disgraced; therefore I have set my ...

So why does so much of the Bible revolve around praising God? Why do our church services start with worship songs and clapping? Does God suffer from an identity crisis? Does he feel bereft of love, ...

Water is one of the most interesting substances we know. With just a few degrees of change, it can turn from water into steam, smoothing the wrinkles from our clothing or cooking our favorite ...

If you grew up in church, you know the child’s song about hiding our light under a bushel. We must let our light shine! Uncover our Christian witness! Let people see our life through the lens of ...

Take a job in a demanding company, and you don’t have to wait long to find out if you are doing a good job. As soon as we slack off, we’re likely to hear one of these: Shake a leg. Get the ...

I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already ...