Appreciating aging

Since turning 70, I’ve been thinking more about the benefits of aging. Even though many of us who are getting older have already felt some of the disadvantages or difficu …  »

Health and fitness

Our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit,[[See 1 Corinthians 3:16–17.]] and God has commissioned us to care for them well and faithfully. Jesus paid the ultimate pric …  »

God’s love for humankind

God’s unconditional love has no bounds, is unchanging and without limitations. It is given freely, no matter what. Each of us has sinned, and sin brings separation from G …  »

Knights and mirrors

One of the movies I watched the most often when growing up was Man of La Mancha. [[Dale Wasserman, Produzioni Europee Associates, 1972]] It seemed that every couple of mo …  »

Christian character

A key factor in becoming like Jesus is developing godly character. This article will focus on character traits that Scripture identifies as those that Christians should e …  »

Optimizing prayer

There are many instances when we pray for people and they are healed immediately or within a short time. But we also experience situations where we pray for some very ser …  »

Making godly decisions

One of the traits of humankind, as beings created in the image of God, is free will, which includes both the ability to make decisions and the responsibility for the outc …  »

Unconditional love

When I think about how to sum up who God is in a single phrase, “unconditional love” comes to mind. Of course, God is many things and cannot be confined to one phrase or …  »

Stress relief

Stress relief has become a multifaceted, multi-billion-dollar industry. Armies of experts have emerged, dispensing advice of every sort. Some say the key is better time m …  »

Never ever quit!

Life is hard sometimes. When you’ve worked as hard as you possibly could and yet you failed to make the grade, your dreams remain out of reach, and you feel you just can’ …  »

Love in the parking lot

Did you know that parking lots at midnight can be very romantic? I’m talking about the romance I experienced with Jesus while walking in a parking lot. I needed to get so …  »

Raising the sails

Anything that we want to do well at in life requires effort, including growing in Christlikeness. It takes work to consciously and deliberately develop godly beliefs, hab …  »