Strike out on a mountain trail. You, your buddies (or girlfriends), anyone you wish. Link arms or go single file, just do it. Here’s the thing. You will find the mountain trail tough going at ...

Happiness. Joy. Satisfaction. Call it what you will. You just want the stress of life’s problems to fade into the background. Done. God says he has a plan, and it’s found in Mark ...

What’s on God’s drawing board? More specifically, what commitments to God have you yet to fulfill? What promises did you make a year ago, two, a decade, or even a lifetime ago? Then ...

How’s it said? “Idle hands are the devil’s workshop.” You won’t find that in the Bible, except for the 1971 Living Bible (a paraphrased text) in Proverbs 16:27. Even so, the saying has ...

Mountaineers climb in dangerous territory. Steep cliffs. Crumbly stone. Moisture-covered rock. They can slip and fall, and sometimes they do. Alex Honnold, the star of the Oscar-winning film ...

Oh, how we love sugar sprinkles! Visit a bakery, and the best cupcakes glitter with sugar sprinkles all over the puffy icing. Our mouths water with anticipation. Chocolate cakes? Covered with ...

False witness. It’s a court term, one for judges and legal experts to contend with. Surely it doesn’t concern us. Except. Yes, except. A false witness is more than a legal term, and it ...

Being mean can feel good. What!?! How can you say that? It’s the opposite of what the Bible teaches. We can’t argue with that, but the Bible also teaches us that doing bad things feels good ...

It’s a Texas thing. Or Alaska or California. Maybe even Colorado. If you get something bigger than me, I need to upgrade . . . and without delay. You get a new truck? I need one ...

Why do we love people? Is it because they’ve given us something? We love the president because we received a stimulus check when we were quarantined during the 2020 COVID pandemic. That’s not ...

Okay, here’s a test for you. Drive into your church parking lot on Sunday. Let your eyes rove over the cars, taking in the color, condition, and model of each one. What impresses you, either ...

Many people claim knowledge in many areas. Scientists claim knowledge of the stars, even predicting the end of the Universe. Geneticists argue that they can rewrite genetic code, making us into a ...

That’s a baseball term, to “hit something out of the park.” It means that we have total control of our time at bat. We can run the bases without interference. No one can stop us or get in ...
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