So, why bother with salvation? What does the church have to offer us that we can’t get elsewhere? We can be good people. There are celebrated individuals worldwide who are recognized for their ...

At a recent team-building exercise, the participants were paired together. One person was blindfolded, and the other was given a set of instructions for them. The goal was trust, to be able to put ...

You would never apply peanut butter to bread before taking it out of the wrapper. What!?! That doesn’t make any sense. No one would even try that. A 1st grade teacher laid out the supplies for ...

Q People match up with other people for various reasons. They desire friendship. They are looking for a mentor. Perhaps it’s a job opportunity, or even physical attraction. The reason for our ...

Does God approve of us? That’s a valid question, but there’s an even deeper one we must consider. How can we know? What device can we use to measure whether God places us in the acceptable ...

It’s no small thing to say Jesus changed the world. His presence, first as a small child and later as a martyr upon the cross, impacted the world’s view of religion and how we are to conduct ...

Let’s redecorate the house. Top to bottom, from the light fixtures to the baseboard trim. We don’t want to leave anything the same. We want new windows, new countertops, and new carpet on the ...

Portable music is a treat we’ve come to enjoy. We pack our player in our pocket, and we can listen wherever we go. Years back, we carried a radio. If we bumped the dial, we had to readjust it ...

Some things are not meant to last. Like those henna tattoos. We can be wild and crazy, because we know it will eventually fade away. Want even less permanence? Get the lickey-kind, the sort of ...

Making plaster items is a repetitive process. We pour the slip in the mold, let it harden, then we pull apart the mold. We can scrub the mold with water and a brush and prepare it for another ...

Some things just don’t make sense. Gravity. How’s that work? Just because we’re on the outside, we’re being pulled to the inside? Huh? And another thing, how does the atmosphere not float ...

To be in something for the long haul means to commit to the cause. Having a child is a 20-year challenge. Even longer when we take in college and emotional support after they leave home. We’ve ...

Life and death. Polar opposites, right? That’s how we speak of them. This is a life or death situation. We mean it’s “do or die.” Break the bank. This or that. There’s no ...
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