Seasons

I recently saw this quote and loved its description of a family: “Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great hei …  »

Balancing act

Have you noticed that it’s rare to find someone who honestly feels that their life is in good balance: their work, their family life, their spiritual …  »

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 …  »

The character builder

The great American evangelist Dwight L. Moody had a pithy phrase to describe character: Character is …  »

The answer

Have you ever wondered why it seems that some prayers aren’t answered? Have you even ever, like me, …  »

Thankful for the Memories

I remember when growing up as a boy in the USA, Thanksgiving was a holiday I looked forward to nearly as much as Christmas. I loved the fall season wi …  »

A New Start

My husband and I recently found ourselves on our own again. After raising ten children over 40 years, I didn’t see this coming! We’ve always been a cl …  »

Not Perfect, But Right

Recently, I decided to attend some free knitting and crocheting classes offered at a local community …  »

Love While I Can

Arguments with my parents marred my college years. We argued about how much time I spent on expandin …  »

A Lesson in Kindness

A few years ago, our neighbors gave their female dog to a friend of theirs. Some time later, this ol …  »

Creating Family

In the doctor’s office where I work, we have a regular patient by the first name of Blender. That is …  »

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 …  »

Take a Lesson from Children

Many adults have looked at a child blissfully enjoying playtime, and have, for a moment, wished they were children again. They look so peaceful, so ha …  »

Abundant health 

The human body is a very versatile, adaptable, durable, intricate, and highly developed creation, made to encase the yet more beautiful and durable sp …  »

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 …  »

Multiplied power 

It is a common reaction for people, when faced with a negative situation, to feel justified in compl …  »

Sharpshooter prayers

When you want to target your prayers in order to bring about the best results, try to shut everythin …  »