Life is full of choices. The only thing that makes it hard is choosing the good from the bad, and we’re not always successful at doing that. Sometimes bad avenues look easier and tempting, and the good paths look difficult and time-consuming. How does this reflect on our relationship with Christ? Do we have the […]
We have a lot for which to be thankful. Seriously. This week, really think about those people, events, opportunities, and lessons that have dropped into your life. But, above all else, remember that all good gifts come from God. So give Him the thanks and praise due Him! And you don’t have to wait for […]
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 […]