Mother’s Day Shoot

Mother’s Day Shoot

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Good Samaritan

Good Samaritan

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Who gets the best seat in the house?

Who gets the best seat in the house?

On the high-school campus, so often the goal is to see the quarterback or the head cheerleader saved. The real key, however, is to go for the kid who sits in the back of the cafeteria all alone, for he’s the one who is most often the one ready to listen. The same...

The key to joy

The key to joy

I HEARD A STORY OF someone who asked a man why he was so happy. The man picked up a binder filled with hundreds of handwritten pages and explained, “Every time someone does something kind for me, I write it in this book. And every time I feel very good about...

Happiness or joy?

Happiness or joy?

A HUNDRED YEARS AGO, every Christian knew the meaning of joy. Today, if you ask a group of Christians, “What does joy mean?” most will grope for words, with only one emphatic response: that joy is different from happiness. It’s supposedly superior —deep rather than...

SPACE PETS

SPACE PETS

“But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.” (James 1:22 NLT) Christian meditation means thinking about Scripture. You meditate on Scripture in the same way a cow chews her cud: by chewing on it and...

How can we keep a soft heart?

How can we keep a soft heart?

The heart is at the heart of all our relationships. Today, if we experience the convicting voice of the Holy Spirit, we must not harden our heart. Scripture offers four steps to a softened heart. First, ask God to do a thorough heart exam. David prayed, “Search me,...

A soft heart

A soft heart

Would we like a soft heart? The world was stunned when the first heart transplant took place in the late 1960s. How could the heart of one human being be placed in another? Yet a far greater miracle occurs whenever a spiritual heart that has been hardened by sin and...

Any old bush will do

Any old bush will do

A friend recently encouraged me to pick up a copy of The Saving Life of Christ by the late Major Ian Thomas. I have found it to be stacked with such deep, profound spiritual truths, that I am finding myself reading slow to take it all in. In one chapter, Major Thomas...

Think this; don’t think that

Think this; don’t think that

A HEALTHY BODY produces energy. Likewise, a healthy mind produces joy. This is not an accident. If you want to experience vibrant health and abundant energy, it is essential that you consume certain foods and drinks and refrain from consuming others. The same is true...

The Bible and feeding the poor

The Bible and feeding the poor

Matthew 25:35 ESV For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, Isaiah 58:10 ESV If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the...

Meeting felt needs first

Meeting felt needs first

Down the long, dusty road on their way from Jericho to Jerusalem, almost two thousand years ago, trod Jesus with His motley band of twelve disciples, followed by a huge crowd. Because of their long journey, they were all hot and sweaty. The dust clung to them. They...

Felt needs: A biblical way to open closed minds

Felt needs: A biblical way to open closed minds

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” – Matthew 11:28-30“You never...