Forever is a long time. Eternal life, that’s how we say it in the church. We will live forever and ever in the great by-and-by. Why all this focus on living forever? Is it something we really ...

Today’s title is wrong. That’s right, misstated, misleading, and misunderstood. See, God wants us dead AND alive. What?!? How can that be? We can’t be dead and alive. Can we? Let’s ...

It’s touching to think of our loved ones as stars in the heavens. They are living in the sky, watching over us, their love shining down on us day to day. They are never lost to us when we can ...

We can lose our keys, misplace our glasses, and even forget where we’ve put our wallet. A woman posted on social media that she misplaced her tablet for three weeks. She searched everywhere only ...

Let’s start by defining portal. Merriam-Webster says it’s a door or an entrance, especially one that is grand or imposing. Then, Webster’s goes on to say it can be an approach to a bridge ...

We want to be understood. We ask, how can someone identify with me if they haven’t walked in my shoes? Have they climbed my mountains? Stewed in the same pot? Looked through the lens of my ...

A woman and her husband were shopping at a big box store. As they wandered the aisles, she repeatedly found items that called to her. She lifted each one for her husband to look at, certain he ...

Order something by mail, and it’s not unusual to see ASSEMBLY REQUIRED on the packaging. Our new “toy” is broken down into its individual parts for ease of shipment. When we reassemble it, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...
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