While some people enjoy this season as the most wonderful time of the year, others shuffle along through the sludge of sorrows. The holidays have the power to amplify feelings of loss. Instead of filling the final part of the year with festive gatherings of family and special friends, giving and receiving extra-special gifts, there […]

Money is so important in a marriage. We are stewards of all that God has entrusted to us. We must make enough money to support our families. Money can be a tool to enhance our marriage through thoughtful gifts of flowers or a needed vacation. Money provides opportunities to serve the Lord by giving together to the […]

Encouragement is a good gift from God that helps people make it through tough times. Every Christian ought to be a regular participant in both giving and receiving encouragement.The Hebrews were going through intense persecution for saying that they were Christians. They were tempted to revert to Judaism. The author of the letter to those […]

Christians used to think of fathers as the pastors of their families. While that seems strange to some, it does express some biblical concepts. God has appointed husbands and fathers as the heads of their families. 1 Corinthians 11:3 says, “But I want you to understand that Christ is the head of every man, and […]

In a dog eat dog world cynicism comes easily. We lose hope for ourselves and can easily find the worst in others. Other people are fine as long as they are helping me, but if anything changes, I can just toss them aside and move on. Although cynical attitudes saturate our society, they are not […]

Mark Twain said somewhere that, “It is not the parts of the Bible that I don’t understand that upset me; it’s the parts that I do understand.” I may not have that quote exactly right, but the point is familiar to anyone who has read the Bible. The role of Christian women is spelled out […]

Marriage provides incredible opportunities for two people to grow as Christians. The intimacy of a husband and a wife unlocks doors which can be utilized for mutual benefits. No one will ever know you better than your spouse. No one will appreciate your spiritual strengths, and no one will experience you at your worst than […]

Just how little can you believe about God, Jesus, and the Bible and still be a Christian? Of course this very question is a foolish one to ask, because everyone should believe all that the Bible reveals about God. But in another sense this is helpful in identifying real Christians and real churches. One Saturday, two […]

Have you ever enjoyed the beauty of a finely crafted tapestry? Many varicolored strands are woven together to form a feast for the eyes. As pretty as a tapestry may be on the front, however, it actually appears disastrous on the back. The life of a child of God is often the same way. The […]

Sometimes servants of the Lord become spiritually exhausted. Instead of unbounded energy for more and more ministry, they feel out of gas. Instead of unbridled joy, they feel almost nothing. What is the problem with these people? I don’t know. There is not enough information to figure out simple solutions when you just see another […]