In the book Cooking as Life, the author tells the story of his grandmother. Annie rarely had money, but in the Arkansas hills, she usually had food for her generous cooking pot, whether gathered ...

There are some things that seem to trip us up every time. That cinnamon roll on the break room table. Mary brings them every Tuesday, and we can’t resist taking one. Or the shoe store’s ...

Where has life let you down? Has a relationship not panned out? Are house repairs swamping your financial ship? Perhaps you are realizing retirement might never be an option. Or maybe it’s ...

Let’s open with a definition of honor. Merriam-Webster tells us honor is having a good name. Essentially, people hold us in high regard. They give us value and worth because of how we’ve ...

How do you picture success? A cushy job? Maybe to retire early? Or are you a politico-type, holding on to power until your gray head and blurry eyes force you from office? You’ve made your mark ...

Imagine this scene from a thousand years ago. A group of travelers chooses to strike out from their shores in wooden ships. They have no idea what lies across the water, just that adventure draws ...

Responsibility. That’s a big word, both in letters and in meaning. Merriam-Webster says it means moral, legal, or mental accountability. Accountability is an obligation or willingness to ...

The Bible tells us we serve an unknowable God. That means that his mind is too great, too vast, too incomprehensible for us to get our heads around. When we think we have God all figured out, we ...

What’s the good side of being a Christian? What’s the magic cornucopia of blessings that God showers upon us when we choose to align our lives with his? A happy home? Check. We want that ...

Sometimes it doesn’t feel so easy to be a Christian. There are so many things that pull us away. Friends, family, things we can’t afford. It’s like, they have a new car, and we want one, ...

A lawyer is a lawyer. Except when his credentials are fake. In the 1980s, the youth pastor of a church in Fort Worth, Texas, hosted a young man from Brussels, Belgium, to live and work in the ...

How do you see yourself? Are you beautiful (or handsome), or do you struggle with your self-image? Do you see yourself as young or old, and does that image reflect what you see in your ...

So, someone hurt your feelings. How wicked of them! Or you receive a ticket for being double parked, and you growl at the wicked ordinance officer. It was only for five minutes, you think. Then ...
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