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You invest more than one-third of your life at work. You crawl out of bed, get your shower, start the engine at 6:00 a.m., and make... (read more)

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Connecting Those Who Want to Help with Jesus
This occasion was not the apostles' finest hour. Don't be too hard on them. The mob was hounding Jesus because they had heard about his miracles and they wanted... (read more)

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The God Who Believes in You
I didn't like the preacher I sat by on the plane. I know, I know. You're supposed to like everyone, but this fellow... To begin with, he took... (read more)

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Your Sins Are Forgiven
Jesus did a lot of miracles in the course of two days, things that man could do only with God's help. In fact, some of the Old Testament prophets did similar things, with God's help. It is at the end of the chapter, that he does something only God can ... (read more)
Connecting Those We Know with Jesus
Tears streamed down her face. My heart was screaming to have just a few more days. There was simply no way to... (read more)
I Choose
It's quiet. It's early. For the next 12 hours, I'll be exposed to the day's demands. It's now that I must make a choice... (read more)
Let the Show... End!
Jesus introduced a new concept to his followers when He instructed them to do their good deeds and kind acts in secret... (read more)
Connecting with Jesus Personally
Life can turn on a dime. Circumstances, events, people, words of a song, a movie, or moment of introspection can... (read more)
Temptation
C.S. Lewis makes the case that resisting temptation is not easy for Christians: "A silly idea is current that good people ... (read more)
Don't Bury Your Treasure!
Wu Chen is not a trusting man. Especially when it comes to his money. So instead of investing his life savings or putting them in a bank account, Chen chose to bury the cash. He took all of the savings from his work as a fisherman plus a pension payment h... (read more)
Connecting People with Jesus
"I'm nothing special. I'm shy. I don't know a lot of people. I don't make friends easily. So how in the world am I supposed... (read more)
One Another
Jesus never intended his followers to try to live their life of faith in isolation. He sent his disciples out two-by-two on their journeys. He often used inclusive... (read more)
No Turning Back!
So many of the markers in our lives — birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Year's Day — are annual that one might think we live by the year... (read more)
Welcoming the Dawn of a New Year
These are the words of thousands, even millions, of us who look at the New Year and worry if we're really up to... (read more)
My Three-in-One New Year's Resolution
You cannot look forward when you are focused on the past. ... (read more)
New Wine and Old Skins
"You can't teach an old dog new tricks." "He's old and stuck in his ways." "She's never going to change."... (read more)
The Baby Changed Everything
Roaring Camp was portrayed as the coarsest, meanest, toughest mining town in the Wild West of 1805. It was a terrible... (read more)
King of the Jews
The Herodium lies in ruins today. Herod is long dead and almost forgotten. But the baby that was born in a stable in the little town of Bethlehem is remembered, loved, and worshiped.... (read more)
Hidden Treasures
We are fascinated by stories of hidden treasure. Many of the blockbuster movies over the last several decades... (read more)
A Plea to Fellow Believers
This is my sincere plea to my Christian brothers and sisters: be like Jesus. This is not a request for infallibility, not a demand for flawless... (read more)
'Bah, Humbug', and 'Joy to the World'
The baby grew up to be the man who died for our sins. ... (read more)
Hope of the World
The following story is told only by the gospel of Matthew. It is powerful. It is unique. It is also as puzzling as it is captivating. If we let it... (read more)
Thankful in ALL Circumstances
Give thanks in all circumstances... How? My daughter is in Afghanistan. I am fighting diabetes. I have no... (read more)
The Memory Tree
She sits in a straight-backed desk chair, dressed in a festive shirt and sweater, slowly and carefully unwrapping each item, running her fingers over the surface as if to absorb the impression contained within. Then she carefully hangs the treasure on jus... (read more)
Christ: The Center
What's the big deal about baby Jesus and his birth? Ah... glad you asked. I want to answer that question in... (read more)
Faith's Impact on Normal Life
Maybe you've heard the story of a good citizen who was being tailgated by a stressed-out woman on a busy street. Suddenly, the light at the intersection just... (read more)
Thunder and Lightning
He was called Basil the Great. Bishop of Caesarea in the fourth century, he was a staunch defender of the idea of the Trinity. He stood his ground against all opponents, even when the Emperor tried to exile him for his beliefs. Basil may have been bett... (read more)
Live Beyond
When my proofreaders see this title, they are going to want to fix that dangling participle, "beyond"! They will want to... (read more)
Nativity Set
My mother-in-law, Ruby, lives in southern Indiana in the town of Paoli. We spend family Christmas... (read more)
We Thank God for You!
I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of... (read more)
Thanks, but No Thanks
What is the secret to recognizing our blessings?... (read more)
'yada, yada, yada'
The Wednesday morning before turkey and pie and black Friday flyers, I wake up to this smothering of fog and this teen muttering it through the kitchen... (read more)
A Little Light Please
When I was about 10 years old, my Dad and Mom took me to Carlsbad Caverns. I still remember the gigantic stalagmites and stalactites. I can almost feel the cold of... (read more)
Accent
They had a heavenly accent. They spoke in such a way that everybody knew they were on a journey, one that would end in heaven. They knew, as the old hymn says, "This world is not my home, I'm just a passin' through." They were on their way to the city God... (read more)
Heartbroken!
When the horrible news of the Paris massacres ripped through a rather ordinary news day, my heart went out immediately to the families... (read more)
A Caution about Criticism
There is something downright vicious going on out there today. Everybody is passing judgment on you.... (read more)
Running the Wrong Way
We can point out the clear directions, model the different life, and even invite them to do life with us. ... (read more)
Blessed: Gracious Servant
Blessed! Pronounce it "bless-ed" and not "blest." The blessed are people whom God recognizes as precious. People living with... (read more)
Getting Our Lives on Track
Our lives appear to always be in a constant state of change. Happiness and frustration are never very far removed... (read more)
Holiday Trifecta
So as the schedules, demands and pressures of the Holiday Trifecta invade your world, house and family, allow me to offer a short blessing to you and all whom you hold dear... (read more)
No Longer Any Sea
The images in today's post are tough to see. Viewing them is tough because they are too true to our world... (read more)
Never Be Afraid to Listen!
When the woman told me she'd heard round that there were rumblings — she said she was just going to do it... (read more)
Spirits, Demons, and the One Greater than Them All
There are scary things in this world, but we need not fear any of them. The one who is in us is greater than the powers of this world.... (read more)
Re-Mastered!
Sometimes the Spirit helps me listen to the LORD even when I'm not paying attention. On this Saturday in Rome... (read more)
How to Discredit Christianity
From reading the headlines, you'd think church people occasionally get together, ask what they'd have to do to make Christianity look foolish, and then set... (read more)
What in the World Is Going On?
So yes it is a hard world, but God is stronger. ... (read more)
Go Fast!
I have a picture of my son (who was a few months old), my dad, my G-Daddy, and myself. It's a special treasure. We were four generations 25... (read more)
Think You Are a 'Hopeless Case'?
Have you noticed how candid the Bible is about its heroes? Scripture doesn't whitewash the flaws and foibles of its... (read more)
Not Enough
I hear people say that they're not good enough to be a Christian. Or that they're not strong enough to face suffering. Or that they're not disciplined enough to overcome sin. And they're right. But God is powerful enough. He can take my unholy life ... (read more)
Tweeting Heaven
"Dad, how about one of your drive-by prayers?" We were in a packed Chuy's ready to dig into some good Tex-Mex... (read more)


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