We love the squeal of delight when we give a gift to a child. As parents, it warms us inside to know we’ve given our child a moment of joy. As a grandparent, the feeling is even better. We’ve ...

Fire-breathing ministers try to frighten us into salvation. We are bashed on the head with Paul’s words of what’s okay and not okay. “Accept Jesus today because you could die tonight” … ...

Sarah, Abraham’s wife, is forever remembered as the mother of her people, the ancestress of the twelve tribes of Israel. She is the mother of Isaac, whose sons would one day fall out with one ...

What’s good enough to convince you the garden you planted in spring will bear a harvest in September? You plow, plant seeds, weed, fertilize, and water, and for months, you get little more than ...

Take a four-year-old and listen to her words. This week she says, “I love apples.” The next week she won’t touch them. A small boy’s favorite toy is forgotten as soon as he ages past the ...

Hosea was a man of mystery. We don’t have any information about him outside of his book of prophecy. He married a prostitute, divorced her, and remarried the same woman. He was so attuned to ...

Hezekiah inherited the throne of Judah, the Southern Kingdom of Israel when he was 25 years old. He was a friend of the prophet Isaiah and grandson of the prophet Zechariah. Hezekiah, as a newly ...

Lions are fearsome predators. They can take down prey many times their size. Not only can they work in tandem with other lions, the strength in their paws can snap necks and bring instant ...

We remember the gameshow Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? for the lifelines contestants could use when they didn’t know the answer. One was to call a friend, get a second opinion, and hopefully ...

Root-bound plants can seem healthy at first glance. Their leaves are green, and we can polish them to a gleaming gloss. Here’s the thing. They begin to choke, they won’t grow, and their ...

So, your life has collapsed, and you’re ready to throw in the towel. Others have invested in the stock market and gotten rich, and your picks continually go belly up. Your car died just as the ...

The turning of the earth is accepted fact. The sun drops below the horizon each evening, and darkness sweeps over the land. The night is vital to the workings of the land. Our crops, the weather, ...

Susanna comes to us from the book of Daniel. Susanna was a godly woman, trained in the Law of Moses, and married to an influential man. The judges of Israel regularly met with her husband in his ...
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