The God factor

In God in the Dock, C.S. Lewis included an essay entitled “Answers to Questions on Christianity.” One of the questions is on which of the religions of …  »

The Master’s secret

This year, we’ve seen an unprecedented number of lives upended by the COVID-19 health crisis, and far too many are still being impacted. Those who rem …  »

Soul renovation

Oddly enough, whenever I’m at the dentist’s office, there always seems to be one of those home makeo …  »

Love conquers all

In John 13:35, Jesus says, “Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my discip …  »

Achieving greatness

When you think of “great” men and women, what sort of people come to mind? Many of us would list out …  »

The settlement

The first verses in the first chapter of the book of Isaiah are terrifying! In them, God uses strong …  »

My three sons

Dressing my three preschool sons alike seemed sensible at the time. It made clothes shopping easier, for one, and because they were brothers with simi …  »

God’s imprint on me

Lately, when I have gone to the bank I’ve noticed that I now only have to show some identification and then put my right thumb on a biometric reader. …  »

A new lease on life

“That’s not fair” must have been my three most-used words when growing up. It seemed that someone—or …  »

Feeling beautiful

I looked at the mirrored wall at the gym as I moved through the tai chi motions and had the most sur …  »

A question of perspective

I read a post by Rabbi Evan Moffic the other day that made a lot of sense to me. Here’s the last par …  »

The difference faith makes

My father had profound mental health issues which caused him, my mother, and us seven siblings much …  »

Why is it important to spend time alone with God?

All relationships take time. A relationship with God, while unlike other relationships in many ways, still follows the rules of other relationships. T …  »

Being with God

If there is anything that Easter reminds us, it is that “salvation”—God’s wonderful gift of peace with Him in this life and in the life to come—is not …  »

Arms around me

Happiness is made up of many things: it is a smile of a child, the golden glows of a sunrise, the wa …  »

One of the listening crowd

Again [Jesus] began to teach by the sea. And a great multitude was gathered to Him, so that He got i …  »

The final straw

Answer me speedily, O Lord; my spirit fails! … I look to the Lord for help. I wait confidently for G …  »

In need of a makeover?

There are countless people whose lives have been changed by an encounter with Jesus, both within and …  »

Strength in joy

You have heard that the joy of the Lord is your strength.[[See Nehemiah 8:10.]] How do you get this joy? By loving Me with all your heart, with all yo …  »

Positive perks

When life gets to be too much, when everything around you seems to be falling apart, when you feel that nothing you do helps, think about Me. Think ab …  »

Unfailing love

When you are troubled, when you are perplexed or confused, come to Me. Lay your head on My shoulder. …  »

My Father sent Me

As My Father sent Me, so send I you. I send you out into a world of hurt and loss, pain and sufferin …  »

Weathering the storm

Remember the time when I calmed the sea?[[See Mark 4:37–41.]] My disciples were panicking and though …  »

Life-changing forgiveness

Forgiveness is not an emotion, it’s a choice. When you make the decision to forgive, it doesn’t mean …  »