Stepping into the New Year

I recently read an anecdote about a teacher who took her primary school students to the assembly hall to attend a presentation. As they waited at the …  »

A time for love

One of the miracles of Christmas is that even in a modern society, where you often find yourself seemingly besieged by rampant materialism, the true m …  »

Seasons

I recently saw this quote and loved its description of a family: “Families are the compass that guid …  »

Balancing act

Have you noticed that it’s rare to find someone who honestly feels that their life is in good balanc …  »

The purpose of life

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honora …  »

Input → Output

In computer science and mathematics, Garbage In, Garbage Out describes the concept that flawed or no …  »

Be like the Master

The New Year is already here and I am still contemplating what my resolution should be. I am not overweight and I get enough exercise, so those won’t …  »

Keep watch over my hands

The Bible has a lot to say about the power of what we say. One of my favorite verses is “Set a guard over my mouth, Lord; keep watch over the door of …  »

Don’t worry, be happy!

There are some things I’m good at: I can clean, organize, delegate, and plan like a boss. I can cook …  »

Joy and good times

Here’s a great verse: “The people of Judah and Israel were as numerous as the sand on the seashore; …  »

God, Greek, and great hope

In spite of every indication that there are difficult times ahead, I’m excited about this new year! …  »

Resolutions and results

I watched an online video outlining several factors that are key to living an active, healthy life. …  »

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 …  »

Game plan

Each passing year opens the door for the new, for the things that are to come. Every year brings with it new gifts and treasures, things that you won’ …  »

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The essence of Christmas

Christmas is best enjoyed when it isn’t centered on decorations, presents, or festivities, but on My gift of love to the world. Love is the essence of …  »

Take a lesson from children

Many adults have looked at a child blissfully enjoying playtime, and have, for a moment, wished they …  »

Abundant health 

The human body is a very versatile, adaptable, durable, intricate, and highly developed creation, ma …  »

Imperfect and blessed

Don’t allow yourself to feel sad or discouraged about your imperfections, because you will never be …  »

Winning through prayer

Prayer shows your faith in Me—faith that I will bring the solutions, show you the way, work in peopl …  »