The real unexpected gift wasn’t the money or groceries, but an increase in our faith.
Growing in Your 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.
7 Ways to Pull Out of a Slump
Restore your energy and zest for life with these tips.
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.
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.
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.
Attitude Check – Do You Have a Heart Problem?
Four suggestions on how to overcome the sin of grumbling and complaining.
Great Things Happen When We Dream
If we as Christians have a direct relationship with the Creator of heaven and earth (and we do), then shouldn’t we be the most innovative and creative people on earth?
Can Faith Survive in a Post-Christian Culture?
Our culture is hostile to Christian faith.
Hearing the Voice of God in the Storm
Twelve ways to respond to God in the wake of natural disasters.
10 Ideas: Preparing Your Heart for a Smooth Move
How to successfully navigate your family’s journey to a new home.
Created for Intimacy
We have a hole in our hearts that only God can fill.
I Don’t Want to Be Normal
As our family grew, we began to question our comfortable, normal lifestyle. Had God’s gifts replaced God Himself?
10 Ideas: Reflecting the Fruit of the Spirit
How long since you’ve had a checkup to assess your spiritual health?
I Needed a Mentor
How could I invest in others if nobody was investing in me?
10 Verses to Help You Watch Your Words
Don’t say something permanently painful because you are temporarily ticked off.
Don’t Spend Your Life Watching From the Sidelines
Living by faith means taking risks for the sake of others.
I Surrender Almost All
God likes us to do things on His terms—which, of course, goes totally against my desire for control.
3 Steps to Spiritual Wellness
If we are totally focused on the material things of this life and this world, we will miss out on most of what life is all about.
Don’t Touch My Stuff
Knowing that God is our Provider helps us to hold our material possessions with an open hand.