Why do we love a baby?
Not because it’s self-sufficient. Babies can do nothing for themselves.
Not because it always smells good. Have you ever changed a diaper?
Not because it’s unobtrusive ...
Pain – not our friend.
Or is it? What if we never knew pain? What would our life be like?
We would bump into sharp objects and not know until we grew weak with loss of blood.
Hot or cold ...
What’s the prettiest picture you can imagine?
A seashore, with white-capped waves stretching to the horizon?
Or how about a snow-covered mountain, with a few clouds racing by?
In the summer of ...
Crack a pinecone.
Sure, smash it with a hammer, stomp it with your foot, or chuck it against the ground.
You can’t hurt the seeds inside. When they come out, you’ll hardly recognize them. ...
Consider your good stuff.
You know what we’re talking about. The dinner service you get out once a year. That coat you only wear on special occasions. The ring with the really big diamond.
Find and Replace is an editing term that writers are familiar with.
If we write a story, and it’s about tigers, we can make it tell about elephants using Find and Replace. We tell our word ...
You are a mighty soldier of God!
There is no weapon that can crush your faith in the Lord!
Your prayers unleash the storm of God’s power, and the demons tremble when you step out on the Word of ...