Why “Just Kidding” Isn’t Funny: The Two Types of Kidding
How do you feel when someone says just kidding? Do you believe her? That she didn’t really mean what she said? Were the words she spoke hurtful or offensive? Kidding can be a cover-up, and it’s usually not funny at all . . . Read More
Why Worry Makes Things Worse: Finding Peace in Trials
Pretend for a moment you’re a woman living in a war-torn country. Like all those women we’ve seen on TV for years, hanging onto their babies. Running from madmen with . . .
The Value of a One-Minute Life–Guest post by Paula Scott
I’m thrilled to have Paula Scott as a guest blogger. Paula’s family has gone through a great trial. Her grandson, Benjamin, died on his mother’s chest at the tender age of one minute. The parents were told . . .
There’s a lot of negativity in the air these days. When I say “in the air,” I’m not just referring to T.V. and the internet, though there is plenty of negativity there, for sure. Negativity has invaded…Read More
When We Judge God: Why It’s Important to Believe the Bible
All of us have struggled with things we read in the Bible. Sometimes the things we read just don’t feel fair or right. Sometimes they go against what we hear and see…
If there’s anything I’m asking God for in 2020, it’s to hope more. You may be thinking—why hope more? Hope sounds kind of wimpy. Why not ask to love more? That’s really important, isn’t it? But hope?…Read More
3 Things I Wish I’d Done to Prepare for My Older Age
Getting older kind of stinks sometimes. Of course, considering the alternative of not getting older, I’d rather stay around a while. Years ago, I saw a really out of shape guy in a…
Being Content and Why You Shouldn’t Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth
It’s almost Thanksgiving. A special day we set apart for thanking God for all our blessings. Today we’re going to talk about what it means to be content, and how giving thanks in absolutely everything…