A plaster (or band aid, for the American reader) is a fix for what ails us. The old-English origin of the word means a bandage with something extra, a curative substance intended to help with the ...

Who do you trust? The cashier at the service station? Your postman? Maybe the butcher or your doctor … Who do you love? Your spouse … children … parents or other treasured family ...

What does a flashlight do? Turns darkness into light. Keeps us from stumbling on roots or stones on our path. Helps us avoid trees and cliffs. Keeps us safe. It protects us. Jesus is that ...

Vacation, the road trip sort. Hours in a car, the kids in the back seat. Nowadays, we have iPads, built-in media systems, and entertainment right in the car. But let the mists of time take you back ...

We live in an electrified world. Tour a new house before the insulation and sheet rock go in, and you’ll find a warren of wires running through the walls. The attic is crisscrossed with them: fat ...

Time, that pesky thing that drives us to distraction. In the morning, there never seems to be enough. We rush and rush, and still, the clock hands move faster than we do. Then we visit the ...

Here’s what’s fun about riddles: They offer us a challenge, and when we solve them, we understand the answer in a new and insightful way. Let’s look at 6 Riddles to Reveal Salvation in a new ...

How is it said? Revenge is best served up cold. Or should it be hot? What does this mean, anyway? This is something called a proverb, and it illustrates the difference between venting while ...

“Take it on faith.” We hear that assertion, and we know what it means. “You can believe me. I don’t need to offer any further proof.” Or do we? How does this sound? “The water pump ...

Do we trust the Bible? We accept that it is the written Word of God, inspired by the Father, and penned by his chosen authors. It is also unalterable and perfect in all that it says. So, again, do ...

Blood sounds gruesome, but in some cases, it’s beautiful. Have you tried blood sausage? You might think, “Yech!” but wait until you try it. In much of the world, it’s a prized delicacy made ...

Parties can be fun. The birthday sort, with cake and ice cream. Maybe music and games. We can even have ours at the lake, with a boat, sunscreen, and burgers on the grill. What about on the roof ...

Let’s jump right in with this familiar – and meaningful – passage from Isaiah 55:1-3: “Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy ...
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