The loss of a life is tragic. Some people suggest that time heals all wounds, including the death of a loved one. More accurate assessments tell us that the loss never fades. We simply learn to ...

To understand mercy, we must first look at what it’s not. If we step into the courtroom, and we are exonerated, that’s Fair Play. We’ve gotten what we deserved. No mercy involved. If the ...

Life can spiral out of control. It’s like a tornado out there, hitting us suddenly and out of the blue. The wind whacks our plans sideways, and we are left with nothing. Or maybe a hurricane. ...

We lead busy lives. Too many demands . . . bills . . . activities . . . reports due. Even the church needs more than we can offer, from lawn care to ...

God’s love for us has no boundaries. He doesn’t love us until we go too far, and then he stops. There’s no “love wall” built of brick and stone, and we topple off into an abyss where God ...

The world wants to be our master. Finances, relationships, and even the ruling authorities want power over us. We can feel our choices taken from us, our options reduced to zero, and it seems ...

It’s easy to say we don’t deserve more. A spouse when we’re nearing thirty? We’ve already thrown up our hands in despair. That business opportunity we missed? Maybe it wasn’t for ...

At times we feel we can’t go on. The car breaks down. Our bank account is a bust. We feel our friends have abandoned us. We struggle with our self-worth, and our days become dark with ...

Life can imprison us. Literally or figuratively, we can live with bars of despair surrounding us. Bills . . . Relationships . . . Poor choices we’ve ...

A broken flashlight is a problem. It doesn’t produce any light. No matter how many times you click the switch, you won’t see any better than before. The battery has been worn down by repeated ...

Prison is no place for the Christian. “What? In prison?” We sit in our churches and push the thought aside. “No way! We’re good people. We’ve never seen the inside of a prison.” It ...

The enemy is our accuser. God says we don’t have to listen to him! The devil shoots fiery darts of fear toward us. God tells us to stand tall! The evil one dogs our steps like a rabid ...

Life should be a joyous experience, and many times it is. The kids are dressed for church, our spouse smiles warmly, and the car starts without fail. That’s not everyone’s life. Some days, ...
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