The quest for success

We may not all have the same definition of success, but who doesn’t want to be successful? And rightly so. The desire for comfort and security and the yearning for meanin …  »

The treasure

God only knows why He put so many of this world’s most precious commodities in such hard-to-get-at places. If it was to test our wills—to see to what lengths we would be …  »

Keeping Christmas

Another Christmas is almost here, and if you’re like most people, you’re probably so busy with all that goes into Christmas that you haven’t yet found much time to stop a …  »

The miracle berry

You may have heard about the miracle berry, which is an amazing little red berry found in West Africa that causes sour foods, like citrus fruit or hot sauce, to taste swe …  »

A life well lived

The Bible has a lot to say on the topic of what our purpose in life should be. King Solomon, described in the Bible as the wisest man of his time, [[See 1 Kings 4:30.]] d …  »

The best things

You may have seen the quote by American syndicated humorist Art Buchwald, [[1925–2007]] “The best things in life aren’t things.” It has a way of popping up in my mind whe …  »

Nourish and flourish

It’s human nature to form quick opinions based on the things we see and hear, without taking the time to dig deeper. “Do you look at things according to the outward appea …  »

Compelled and propelled

I’m sure most of us would look at Mother Teresa and people like her and think we could never be like that; we could never be so saintly or make such a difference in the l …  »

Highs and lows

The Christian life is made up of mountains and valleys. There are times when we’re on exhilarating peaks of joy and happiness. And then there are times when we feel demor …  »

The prison

There’s a story of a visit Pope Leo XII made to the jail of the Papal States in 1825, which goes like this: The pope insisted on questioning each of the prisoners as to h …  »

The secret

Decisions come in all shapes and sizes. Every day we face decisions about what to eat, whether to exercise, how to use our time, etc. Over the years, these decisions beco …  »