The real unexpected gift wasn’t the money or groceries, but an increase in our faith.
The Unexpected Christmas Gift
When You Don’t Feel Like Giving Thanks
Thanksgiving can be a difficult reminder of the struggles we face, but there is comfort in the promises to come.
Bill Cosby and Our Secret Selves
Like so many, I groaned at the disparity: Perfect, hilarious TV family. Lurid, devastating real life.
Gratefulness for the Small Things … Like Water and Electricity
We are completely dependent on our all-powerful God, who generously gives us every gift we possess.
I noted something refreshingly real about Princess Eugenie’s choice of gown. From the front, she showed she was a princess. From the back, she showed she was a person like the rest of us.
The Importance of a Moms’ Ministry in Your Church
Ministering to this group can be instrumental in reaching everyone in the home.
Ministering to Parents in Your Church
A creative way to connect with couples early in their parenting journey and establish a loving, caring relationship.
Does Prayer Really Do Any Good?
It’s easy to become cynical or weary about the act of prayer.
7 Ways to Pull Out of a Slump
Restore your energy and zest for life with these tips.
Living in the Smile of the Father
Achieving success starts with knowing you have your father’s approval.
Living Within the Limits
Difficulties should push us toward God’s Word, not toward redefining the rules.
Looking for Awesome in All the Wrong Places
God created us with a capacity for awe. Where you look for it will shape the direction of your life.
Loving the Prodigal Who Seems to Hate You
The way we love sinful people must be patterned after the rugged love God has for us.
No Cinderella Story
Life is no fairy tale of magic formulas, but instead it requires walking by faith.
Obeying God Even When You Don’t Feel Like It
It is only as my view of Him increases that I will be more able to view my issues with a proper perspective.
Old Stories With a New Connection
Years later, my wife and I realized a new way God had answered our individual prayers before we were married.
How to Overcome Discouragement
Perhaps no other human emotion is so commonly experienced and yet so infrequently exposed.
Remembering God in the Mundane Events of the Day
Here are 10 well-known, easy-to-remember verses to help us keep our hearts trained on God.
Finding God in the ‘White Space’
When we live a life of constantly reaching for the next big thing, we miss the greatness God is calling us to right here, right now.
5 Qualities for Thriving in a Hostile Culture
In a culture that is increasingly hostile toward Christianity and Christian values, God will send us through whatever spiritual boot camp it takes in order to build the character we need.
Fierce Storms and Fresh Reminders
Two close calls remind Barbara and me of how God is working in our lives.
I’m Not an Expert on Myself
God’s Word gives me a true diagnosis of whom I am.
It Takes Courage to Stand for the Truth of God’s Word
When marriage is hard and parenting is harder, stand for the truth.
A Commitment to Truth Means Defending the Oppressed
The story of a man who stood up to intervene for the defenseless.
Gardening Is Good for the Soul, Right?
Pulling weeds from my flower beds taught me an important spiritual lesson.
A Workout for the Spiritual Body, Part 2
We need a spiritual workout center to develop our “faith muscles.”
A Workout for the Spiritual Body, Part 1
There’s no gain without pure, hard pain.
If you’re ready to go deeper in your spiritual journey, a small group may be just what you need.
Anatomy of a Grumbler
Complaining shows a loss of perspective, a failure to remember who is in control.
God Asks Us to be Intolerant
Many of us are settling for the sidelines of life—we don’t really want the Lord to give us anything too hard to do.