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Learning to follow

Learning to follow

Steve Hearts

Several years ago, I directed a youth singing group that consisted mostly of teenagers. They were all talented musicians and singers, and my job was to help further their... »

The walk

The walk

Steve Hearts

There are undoubtedly many things in life which are far easier said than done. The path of words is often much easier to take than that of action. But if words are not ba... »

Watch your words

Watch your words

Steve Hearts

Are you the type of person who loves to talk? If so, you're just like me. I love talking to people, both in person and by phone. I also actively engage in different forms... »

Waymaker

Waymaker

Steve Hearts

I was truly encouraged and inspired after listening to the song “Waymaker” by Michael W. Smith. Though I had heard it before, this was the first time I had reflected on t... »

Thanks for everything

Thanks for everything

Steve Hearts

Paul says in Romans 8:28, “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” In Proverbs we read th... »

Encountering the comforter

Encountering the comforter

Steve Hearts

In John 14:26, Jesus promises to send the Holy Spirit to comfort His followers after His departure from this world. "The Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Fath... »

Hiding the scars

Hiding the scars

Steve Hearts

We all go through experiences in life that leave us with scars, and whether the scars are physical or emotional, we often try to hide them out of fear of what others migh... »

Turning the page

Turning the page

Steve Hearts

One fact of life that can be difficult to accept is that in order for us to fully embrace the future, we must leave behind not only the distant past, but even the recent... »

A refuge from the storm

A refuge from the storm

Steve Hearts

In the tempestuous, stormy moments of our lives, we often focus so intently on finding a way of escape or rescue that we altogether forget about the most reliable and tru... »

God and me

God and me

Steve Hearts

I recently reflected on how my perspective on miracles has evolved throughout my life. Although I’ve had faith in Jesus since childhood, I often compared myself with thos... »

Spiritual weightlifting

Spiritual weightlifting

Steve Hearts

One of my favorite forms of exercise is weightlifting. I’m no bodybuilder; I just do it to stay toned and keep in shape. I also find it interesting how akin weightlifting... »

Better than a light

Better than a light

Steve Hearts

This earth life is commonly seen as one big highway, winding its way through plains, hills, mountains, valleys, and tunnels. I’ve encountered all of the above plenty of t... »

Gaining by giving

Gaining by giving

Steve Hearts

Giving is easier to talk about than to do. This is especially true when it involves sacrifice. On the other hand, the Bible shows that God greatly honors this kind of giv... »