The holiday season is about gifts. That seems materialistic, but we must look beyond the superficial. All those gifts we see bandied about have a deeper meaning. It’s about anticipation (from ...

December quickly rolls around on the calendar, and holiday lights begin to sparkle on the streets. How early can the Season begin? On October 14 of 2018, in Great Falls, Iowa, the grass was green, ...

Accepting Christ is easy. Yes, easy, just as the Bible tells us. There are only three things we must do. A. We must believe. That’s where it starts. We become convinced Jesus came and died for ...

Gaining a reputation as a reputable brand is vital in the retail world. If people respect our product, we’ll be able to sell anything. Oprah Winfrey is a person of note. She’s built a media ...

Seedless fruit is a waste. Certainly, it can have a good flavor, and it might seem to be the best thing in the fridge, but what use is it really? It’s a flash in the pan, good for the moment, ...

What does a traffic light do? Oh, yeah, that’s an easy one. It slows us down and makes us late to work. It lets the other guy go first, even when we’ve been sitting there longer. It eats up ...

Branding is a way of identifying something. In modern terms, we put our signature all over a product or process so that people see it in a certain way. We can brand certain foods as healthy, with ...

Doctors determine the final moment of life occurs when our heart stops beating. That’s when the spirit that animates us leaves our body. We’re alive as long as our spirit dwells inside. We can ...

Our concept of self-worth can be bolstered by our connections. We belong to the Rotary Club, and we enjoy displaying the emblems of our association. We cheer for one sports team and jeer at the ...

God’s works extend beyond our church doors. There are glorious things happening in the congregation down the street, the next town over, and in the next county, too. If we look hard enough, we ...

It’s easy to see what interests people. Five minutes into a conversation, and we can often read them like a book. Cars, clothes, or their grandchildren. It’s all there, spelled out in what they ...

On a brilliant day, flashlights are useless. Streetlights are a mere abstraction, and there’s no reason to run the lights on our cars. The sunlight is so intense that our feeble attempts are no ...

We’re called to be warriors for our Lord. The frightened kitten never becomes the regal feline that commands respect. A reclusive homebody will never carry the message of salvation unto the ...
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