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See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil

Have you ever seen the picture of three chimpanzees, each using their hands to cover a different part of their heads? One covers its eyes, one covers its ears, and one covers its mouth. The message is that evil lurks around us. To avoid it we must keep our senses from experiencing evil in a […]


Extra Grace Required

When Ife was thirteen, she looked like a sloppily-dressed, frumpy grandma. She often wore a scarf on her head. Most of the other adolescents at church avoided Ife as she tried to engage everyone, “Hi Tim!’ or “Hi Bella!” Ife had been born with a mental injury to her brain. She drooled, walked slumped to […]

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Beginning, Continuing
and Ending Well

Life is a journey, isn’t it? I have a “BC” – a life Before Christ. Sometimes I may relegate my past as a total waste compared to the Christian life I am leading now. But how does God look at my time before I met Jesus personally? Yes, I was not a model person. I […]

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Marriage’s Dirty Word: Submission

Ahh, June – the time for weddings. June comes in second place as one of the most popular months for nuptials. Sixteen percent of all weddings occur in September, followed by June at fifteen percent. Therefore June is also a month full of anniversaries celebrating those weddings. One topic of particularly heated discussions around marriage […]

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Two Steps Forward… One Step Back
Are You Making Any Progress at All?

The world is a competitive place. To “make the grade” whether in school or the workplace, we find we have to do it better, quicker, and wiser than the next person. It used to be called “ambition,” and was one of the most important issues when a prospective bride’s parents interviewed any young man who […]


When God Says: Wait Up!

Most of us know the Bible story of Abraham and Sarah. Although they clearly had heard the promise of God to have a child multiple times, circumstances did not add up. They took the promise and “helped God along” by securing Sarah’s servant to bear a son… “just to be sure” the promise was fulfilled. […]


Turning a Fast Into a Feast

I don’t know about you, but the TV seems inundated with diet commercials. Some are ready-to-eat, some are meeting oriented, some deal with supplements, others are steeped in psychology. It can be confusing… and a bit depressing. But don’t worry, this article is not calorie-oriented! Have you been part of a spiritual fast? Some find […]


What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Ah…Valentine’s Day…the celebration of love…ERRRK! Put the brakes on! For many, it’s a day of disappointment in a marriage that leaves us wanting. Or it can be just another day within a boring marriage. But Proverbs 5:19 (CSB) says, “Be happy with the wife you married when you were young.” Or you can reverse this: […]


Pinky Promises

Jenny was frustrated with her lack of energy. She decided after the holidays to make some drastic changes. First, she would go on an energy-boosting diet. Next, she would develop a sleep pattern that contributed to true rest. Finally, she would regularly use low impact exercise for a feeling of wellness. All of these things […]


Open Your Gift

Judy and Val were best friends. The ten-year-old girls lived on the same block in their neighborhood. They shared many special activities and created their own traditions. One of these traditions was on Christmas Day. After their separate family gatherings concluded, Judy and Val would go to each other’s homes and spend time looking at […]