The spice of life

You’ve probably heard the statement many times, “If you don’t like the weather in Whereverville, just wait a few minutes and it will change.” Having lived on several cont …  »

Playing ketchup

I recently saw a ketchup ad for a famous brand that showed ketchup pouring out of a bottle very slowly, accompanied by the song “At Last.” It reminded me of being a child …  »

Looking for inspiration

Inspiration infuses you with renewed zest for life. It influences, moves, or guides you to action. But we all have times when we hit the inspiration skids; when we not on …  »

God isn’t an elephant

I’m a big fan of Mike Donehey, the lead singer of Tenth Avenue North, and host to their video journal on YouTube. He often shares how he receives inspiration for songs he …  »

The Ethiopian eunuch

A retelling of Acts 8:26–40 I could never forget the day of the operation, when I was only seven. That was when I became a royal eunuch, destined to serve in the palace o …  »

When Jesus showed up

It never ceases to amaze me how Jesus shows up in the dark and difficult places of our lives. One such example is told in Luke 8. Jesus, already being thronged by crowds …  »

The game of hearts

How about playing a game where you compete only with yourself and get to do some good in the process? How about the “Game of Hearts”? Last year, my daughter discovered he …  »

Godly free play

Jesus has a special place in His heart for children, and, as Christians, we are called to follow in His footsteps and try to raise our children with the knowledge of God …  »

31 cents

Wow, that’s a lot of money, I thought. Well, relatively speaking. I walk through my neighborhood for errands and exercise, and I’ll often spot coins on the sidewalk or st …  »

The ride

A few months ago, on a muggy Saturday, our family made the much-anticipated trip to a big theme park. Our teenagers, undaunted by hot sun and crowds, were looking forward …  »

Masterpiece of love

Have you ever wondered why the sky is blue and why that specific color gives you a feeling of peace when you look at it? Have you ever wondered why the scent of a pine fo …  »