We can improve our memories with verses of song. It’s in our vocal muscle memory. We can hear a fragment of a song from decades before, and we can sing it, even though we’d forgotten we knew ...

David, the master songsmith, the singer of praises, and the worship leader of Israel, gave us much of the Book of Psalms. A favorite verse from the man after God’s own heart comes from Psalm ...

David in the Bible struggled with his role as God’s chosen ruler over Israel. The man was a warrior and king, and he united the 12 fractured tribes of Israel. He also wove the religious faith of ...

Is it okay to be angry at God? How about when we feel God’s made us a promise, and it falls flat over and over? Or the person we love betrays us, perhaps in death, when God had promised us a ...

America has a turnaround culture. We pull ourselves up by our bootstraps. Put on a new leaf. Turn to the sun. Get up on the other side of the bed. Each of these means the same. We change our ...

A brilliant sunrise is the best start to any day. It’s life returning to a darkened sky, and it lifts our spirit along with the rising sun. Revelation 7:16-17 tells of the rising of the Son, of ...

Picture the bee. Yes, the humble bee. To be more specific, we’re talking about the humble bumble bee. It’s big (for a bee) and ungainly. If we look at it from an engineering standpoint, it ...

The dumps are no place to be. We want out, to be in the sunshine, and to have a smile on our face. God lifts us up from the shadowy places. We see this in the life of Jehoshaphat in 2 Chronicles ...

Borrowing money makes modern society work. We get that new car when it’s most useful, right now, and we can get to our job on time. That big house is there for our children, and they can enjoy ...

A birthday party is a time to smile and be happy. We have every reason to expect an excellent time: friends, good food, and presents in the end. Who wouldn’t want to attend a birthday ...

Think about it. How do we express excitement? Those of us with children will remember them sitting on their hands to keep from telling a secret. The excitement of the impending revelation was ...

Years ago, we either paid by cash or check. The digital world was a future dream, and credit card impressions were imprinted into paper, if we could use them at all. Businesses had to verify our ...

What we can touch is easy to love. Grandma’s vase, the one we inherited and treasure. Each time we dust its patterned surface, we feel her presence over again. A puppy when it jumps in our lap ...
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