October 20, 2018

“Not a blacksmith could be found in the whole land of Israel …” (I Samuel 13:19)

The famous poem by Longfellow entitled “The Village Blacksmith” reads in part:

“Under the spreading chestnut tree the village smithy stands; The smith, a mighty man is he, with…


October 13, 2018

“All you need to say is simply ‘yes’ or ‘no’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.” — Matthew 5:37 (The Bible, New International Version)

I bet he is regretting it now. Did you see it? In the recent hurricane coverage, a television reporter…


October 06, 2018

"Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won't you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it?” (Luke 14:28)

In 2017 I went with a friend to the LPGA Kingsmill Championship in Williamsburg, Virginia. The golfers were amazing. In Gee Chun from South…


September 29, 2018

“In the Lord I take refuge. … For the Lord is righteous, he loves justice; the upright will see his face. — Psalm 11:1a, 7 (The Bible, New International Version)

What does a righteous person do when all around them is unrighteousness? How can you handle life with those who…


September 22, 2018

“Help, Lord … everyone lies to his neighbor; their flattering lips speak with deception. ... O Lord, you will keep us safe and protect us from such people forever.” — Psalm 12:1-8 (The Bible, New International Version)

Lying does not matter. Right? Research shows that…


September 01, 2018

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters....” — Colossians 3:23, The Bible, New International Version.

This Monday is Labor Day, a legal holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. Labor Day is a celebration in…


August 25, 2018

“Children are a heritage from the Lord.” — Psalm 127:3 (The Bible, New International Version)

“Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”’ — Matthew 19:14…


August 18, 2018

“Therefore, encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” — 1 Thessalonians 5:11 (The Bible, New International Version)

The greatest tool in Satan's bag is not lying, unfaithfulness, or many other things that we could name. The greatest tool…


August 13, 2018

“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” — John 8:32 (The Bible, New International Version)

When is telling the truth not telling the truth? When is truth false? Can truth be fake? Can truth be dishonest?

A man pushed an elderly woman to prevent her from…


August 04, 2018

“If you love me, keep my commands.” (John 14:15)

What motivates you and helps you make decisions to navigate life, work, community and relationships? There are several things that can motivate people. Money, passion, fear, love, competition, power, hatred, revenge and recognition are…

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