We think about happiness, the laughter and smiles. It’s our goal, what we hope to find. We’ll be happy when we get that new job, a larger home, or visit our dream destination. It’s out ...

You lay in bed at night, and your worries are like raindrops on the windowpane. You hear each one louder than the one before. Just when you begin to doze, plink, another worry in the darkness, and ...

We love the story of Esther, a beautiful Jew who became queen of Persia. We commend her bravery in going before the king to plead for her people. Even as queen, she was in peril of death if the ...

We’ve heard it said that we can speak things into existence. That’s rather like God. He spoke, and all creation flashed into being, from the earth under our feet to the distant stars in the ...

Success is its own reward. So we are told. If we work hard and achieve something of note, others don’t need to pat us on the back. The knowledge of our achievement is all we need. It’s our ...

Mountain climbers know that sometimes things go wrong. So do cross-country skiers. You get out there, and a ski binding breaks, you get a sprained ankle … something. Rally drivers. What can go ...

Hearts falter when giants come calling. It happens to everyone. The singer on stage the first time. The soldier facing overwhelming odds. The entrepreneur when his business model is falling apart ...

John was a close friend of Jesus. He was one of the four musketeers, the four pinnacles of the modern church, the men who were Christ’s closest associates and who wrote the Master’s story and ...

Some parts of a foundation are more important than others. A keystone is the centerpiece of an arch. Remove it, and the rest is weakened. It will continue to stand for a while, but cracks will ...

Undercover agents – spies, as we like to call them – have a special status while they are in the field. They place themselves in the middle of danger, even if no one can see it. They lead ...

Not all Christians are guaranteed entrance through God’s pearly gates. Wha-!?! How can you say that? I might not make heaven? I’ve confessed my faith. I believe in God and the Bible. I even ...

What’s impossible is what you haven’t tried. In 1842, the French philosopher Auguste Comte said we could never know the composition of stars. We can now identify each chemical element in the ...

Exercise makes us stronger. Just ask an Olympic athlete, a long-distance runner, or someone who works at labor-intensive jobs. The more we do, the more we can do. Our muscles grow in girth and ...
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