It’s not fun for people to say bad things about us. The pain is a knife to our heart, a searing brand burning into us, crushed glass under our feet. Social media makes it worse. The whole world ...

We’re familiar with the word faith. We use it all the time. “I don’t have any faith in that bicycle. The tires won’t hold air.” “Have faith in me. Have I ever let you down?” Yet ...

The story of Jericho is a popular one in Biblical lore. Hollywood has glamorized the tale in film, with the Israelites marching around the city, and on the final day, the walls crashing to the ...

We’re told to trust in God. Then the fridge goes south, and we scramble for funds to get it up and running. Or our church needs more room, but there’s no money to expand. The building fund ...

Have you ever been out in a small boat? It’s fun. You’re right there on the water, close enough to touch. All you need to do is reach, and you can wet your fingers in the cool, clear ...

Living on the coast is wonderful … except when a hurricane blows in. During the rest of the year, we enjoy warm sand, pleasant temperatures, and bright sun. We roam the roads with our car’s ...

Got a fever? A damp cloth will help you feel better. Have you run a hard race? A splash of water will refresh your skin. Is the sun bearing down on you? How about that air conditioner? It ...

What’s got you down? Your kids? Are they acting out again? Or is it your job? Your boss has cut your hours, and you don’t know how you’ll make it up? Or maybe your car … or your washing ...

A hot air balloon ride can be invigorating, with the beauty of the earth spread below us … so long as we have a competent pilot onboard. No one wants to be rudderless. To be cast adrift is ...

Think back on what God has promised you. Has everything come to pass? Are you still waiting? Do you wonder if God’s forgotten the prayer you prayed and the answer you felt was yours? Is it ...

God’s promises come with conditions. I know we don’t like to hear that. We want his cornucopia to open in the sky and pour out good things on us. A new car? It floats down on a parachute, ...

So, the cat got your tongue? You feel you can’t speak your faith? The world is hovering over you, and the dark clouds threaten to overwhelm you? Stop thinking that way! God is your salvation. ...

Children need a hand up every now and then. A curb is too tall, or the shelf is just out of reach. It doesn’t take much, just that little bit to get them over the frustrating part. As they get ...
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