At times we need a pat on the back. We need someone who has our best interests at heart to be there for us. We need a champion to lift us from the muck. We need inspiration to be able to face ...

It would be nice to live a perfect life. That’s not going to happen. No matter how much money or how many friends we have, the perfect life isn’t possible. It’s just not. That’s a fact ...

God wants you to be successful. That’s right, he wants you moving ahead into better things. Trouble has no place in your life. And yet, and yet, it seems that trouble seems to follow us ...

Marathoners expect a steep hill or two. Riders in the Tour de France get more than that. They face whole stages of riding up mountain roads. For those of us less athletically inclined, we front ...

Happiness is a goal to which we love to aspire. Smiling faces, bright colors, and the sun shining every day. Who wouldn’t want that? Yet, for many of us, it remains a goal, not a reality. We head ...

January can be miserable. It’s winter. Snow covers the ground, and when the wind blows, we want to be inside and protected. February’s even worse. The sky becomes dark with clouds, the basement ...

Life tries to keep you in your place. You are not restricted in God! The world wants to convince you you’re less than you should be. You are a child of the King! Everyone starts out somewhere. ...

What breaks your heart? Better asked, what has broken your heart? Disappointment? Sorrow? Loss? Did life not go the way you wanted? That’s the way it is for many of us. We make plans, the ...

Surfers off the California coast must be especially careful. From the shore, the sea looks exciting and safe, but only if we exercise care in how we delve into its embrace. It’s not so much the ...

Christmas has come and gone. It’s time for the tree to be dismantled, and we can barely contemplate how much work it will be to pack away the lights and other holiday cheer. Even the ladders must ...

How’s that flat tire doing? How about that leaking radiator hose? Do you enjoy being parked on the side of the road waiting for a tow truck? YOU DON’T HAVE TO! Let me repeat that: You don’t ...

Walls are vital to our lives. Real walls, the brick and mortar sort, the kind that withstand the bombardment of wind and rain. Take a trip to the beach if you don’t understand. Set up a tent and ...

The morning isn’t always a friend. At times we’re tired when we climb in bed, and the breaking of the dawn sky doesn’t change that. The problem isn’t physical, or at least it doesn’t ...
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