Forgive, as God Forgives

Years ago a young man quarreled with his father and left home. He kept in touch with his mother and wanted badly to come home for Christmas, but he was afraid his father would not...

The Parable of the Teacup

A couple used to go to England to shop in its beautiful stores. They both liked antiques and pottery and especially teacups. On their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary, in a beautiful shop they saw a...

What to Expect on Your First Visit

A warm welcome, but not a twenty-question interrogation. We know the value of low-key. A simple service—no showy production—just ordinary people offering God sincere worship. Communion with the Lord. We take the Lord’s supper every Sunday,...

Thirteen Chapters and No Sin

What sin did Joseph commit? Having trouble coming up with one? You are not alone.

Seizing Opportunities to Shine the Light to Strangers

What object will we pursue this day—a paycheck, a win, a pleasure, an accolade, or a pat on the back? Perhaps all of these and others. But isn’t there something more exciting, more important, more significant, and more permanent? Yes, we can pursue a soul today!

10 Guidelines for the New Year

In your relationship with . . . GOD: Be prayerful. Remember dependence and helplessness in your relationship with God are prerequisites for spiritual health. How about a thorough spiritual check-up this year? (2 Corinthians 13:5). OTHERS:...

Sincerity Is Not Enough

Make absolutely sure you are right, and then sincerely practice it.

Modern Day Superstition

Parke Kunkle of the Minnesota Planetarium Society rocked the world of astrology on January 13, 2011, when he revealed that the traditional “star signs” used to determine horoscopes are wrong for most people. It seems...

Everything I Needed to Know About Life I Learned from a Jigsaw Puzzle

When things aren’t going so well, take a break...

What does it mean to be forgiven?

A poet defined forgiveness as “the fragrance a flower gives the foot that crushes it.” Webster has “pardon, acquittal, to cancel, remit, or give up resentment against.” Forgiveness is found only seven times in the...