In winter, look at the apple tree. It’s all bare branches and bark. It looks like rooted firewood, no good for anything except cutting down. The trunk looks stunted, the limbs are twisted and ...

Life is a series of choices. Sometimes, when we make one, other choices fade from our list of options, disappearing like a dandelion in a freshening breeze. In the wildly popular film Back to the ...

Judith is not found in the Protestant Bible. Yet, her story, canonical in Roman Catholic texts, reveals a woman who took a courageous stand for God. Here are 5 Acts Revealing Judith’s ...

An adorable four-panel, hand-drawn storyboard recently appeared on a social media site. A woman reaches her hand out to a dog. The dog barks, calling, “Welcome home.” The woman asks, “What ...

I  There are a lot of people on our planet. Earth teems with her billions, nearly eight of them in 2020. It’s easy to get lost in the crowd. Amazon’s publishing arm, Kindle Paperbacks ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

In winter, look at the apple tree. It’s all bare branches and bark. It looks like rooted firewood, no good for anything except cutting down. The trunk looks stunted, the limbs are twisted and ...

Life is a series of choices. Sometimes, when we make one, other choices fade from our list of options, disappearing like a dandelion in a freshening breeze. In the wildly popular film Back to the ...

Judith is not found in the Protestant Bible. Yet, her story, canonical in Roman Catholic texts, reveals a woman who took a courageous stand for God. Here are 5 Acts Revealing Judith’s ...

An adorable four-panel, hand-drawn storyboard recently appeared on a social media site. A woman reaches her hand out to a dog. The dog barks, calling, “Welcome home.” The woman asks, “What ...

I  There are a lot of people on our planet. Earth teems with her billions, nearly eight of them in 2020. It’s easy to get lost in the crowd. Amazon’s publishing arm, Kindle Paperbacks ...

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” … ...
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