What makes a good listener? When we try to keep up with the life that seems to flash before our eyes, are we stopping to listen to our children, our family, our surroundings, our God? Not so easy, is it? In the parable of the sower and the seeds, Jesus makes a comparison between seed and […]
It’s hard to let someone else take over, right? If you are a parent of teenagers, you know what it’s like to teach your kid how to drive. It is not a simple task just to sit there and say (or yell) commands such as ‘right’, ‘left’, ‘stop’, signal, BREAAAAAAK!!!! When you retire, it can […]
In this day and age, we have every right to be afraid. With so much happening in our country and in our world, it makes you think twice to just step outside the door of your own home. And it’s not just for ourselves: we fear for our children, for our loved ones. This anxiety […]
No one likes to be humiliated. To do something unintentionally shameful in front of a large crowd of witnesses can be heartbreaking and debilitating. These events in our lives are etched in our minds, even though we try our hardest to forget and not make it happen again. But few humiliating experiences can compare with crucifixion. […]
How can we- with God’s help- demonstrate loving kindness to those we find difficult to get along with?
“Bad things happen to good people.” You’ve heard that before, right? Negative events in your life seem to pile up on your shoulders and cloud your perception. With all these setbacks, it’s hard to keep a good attitude and a positive outlook. But, amidst the trials you may be facing, it helps to hold on […]
What is the worship of God to you? Is worship something we just do at church? Do we treat worship more as a social gathering rather than a union of fellow believers acknowledging and praising their Savior? Where do we find worship in ourselves? In our heads? In our hearts? Ask yourself these questions as you […]
Sticking with God – Lamentations. Verses from this book rarely appear on greeting cards or refrigerator magnets. But this Old Testament book contains elements of human emotion that many have felt of a deeply personal level. Suffering and pain are common to us all- yet in the midst of our suffering- where do we turn? […]