Plant a rose bush. Many people love them, considering the thorns worth the effort for the resulting blooms. There’s one easy thing we can do to increase our enjoyment of our roses. We must ...

How far can we run? In the movie Forrest Gump, Tom Hank’s character runs across the United States from coast to coast. It’s a very long way. Flight times from East Coast airports to Los ...

Look at the two sides to any coin. Both are very different. A head and a tail. You can only experience one at a time. You view the head, and you admire the exquisite design, or you flip to the ...

Sometimes we want to punch the heavens. “God,” we cry, “why is this happening to me?” We think of our experience with God as a boxing match, him against us, and we want to settle the ...

You get a new start with Jesus. It doesn’t matter where you’ve been or what you’ve done. In Christ, the old person and their old deeds are dumped out the window, and you get to leave them ...

Bad things we’ve done are like stinky socks. The odor fills the house, and even when we run them through the washer, it seems the foul-smelling stink hangs around in the crevices and ...

There’s a comic book character that runs faster than any other. He’s called The Flash, because he’s here and he’s gone. We can barely see him before he’s out of sight. Sometimes it seems ...

The first European sailing ships to reach the Americas had no idea what to expect as they embarked across the ocean. They hoped to reach Asia, but there was the chance they’d fall off the edge. ...

Merriam-Webster offers us a clear understanding of what a tripwire does and how it works. A tripwire has four properties. It’s placed low in a concealed location. It’s used especially in ...

Home remodelers have a special tool that’s indispensable. Spackle. It covers a multitude of flaws, from nail holes to cracks to botched repairs that need smoothed over. Here’s the thing about ...

Comfort is knowing what to expect, and not stepping too far outside what we know. It’s called our comfort zone, that place we feel most secure, because we’ve been there all our life. There are ...

Not all apple trees produce great fruit. Some fruit simply isn’t worth eating. We’d as soon toss it in the garbage as slice it and have it for lunch. All we can do is cut down the flavorless ...

Big weather brings big storms. The most violent of these fling lightning to the ground and pelt us with rain and hail. It’s like unrepentant sin. The black clouds hover in the distance, and for a ...
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