Devotional · Encouragement

The Secret to a Long Life

Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12 In the past month, I happened to meet two 94-year olds - at different places and different times. Both of them, walking and talking. Healthy as can be. It truly was amazing! Being the kind of person that I… Continue reading The Secret to a Long Life

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Devotional · Thankfulness

Favorite Thing About Fall?

PC: Yev Studios The coming of fall is always so bittersweet to me. I'm crazy about summer: going to the beach, relaxing by the poolside, cookouts, the list goes on. However, fall is such a beautiful time too! I'm so thankful for seasons. That ensures we don't get tired of one particular season, right? God… Continue reading Favorite Thing About Fall?

Devotional · Encouragement

Encouraging Words for Today

I absolutely love working in a Christian school, and having the opportunity for my child to get a Christian education. Every Wednesday we have chapel, and today's message was simple, yet so profound. It really spoke to my heart, and I thought about different ways of interpreting the message. Picture this: Four kiddos are competing… Continue reading Encouraging Words for Today

Comfort · Devotional · Encouragement · Jesus

When Life Gets Tough

Maybe the world was always so messed up. I'm not exactly sure. When I was a kid, it seemed pretty good. My parents fed me, clothed me, lavished me with toys, gave me a safe and loving home. I was sure everyone lived like this. Until I became an adult. The protection of my parents… Continue reading When Life Gets Tough

Bible · Devotional

Is The Bible Old-Fashioned?

What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. Ecclesiastes 1:9 People say the Bible is an outdated and old-fashioned book, and that it doesn't need to be followed. I'm not much of a Bible scholar, yet, looking through history, I notice one pattern. Humans… Continue reading Is The Bible Old-Fashioned?

Devotional · Joy

What Steals Our Happiness?

"You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.” Exodus 20:17 Admit it. You've been there. I know I have. Being a completely normal human being, it's an emotion we have all felt… Continue reading What Steals Our Happiness?

Devotional

Why do we Idolize Celebrities?

Humans have a tendency to worship. We worship money. We worship famous people. We worship cars, houses, jewelry. Sports teams. Actors and actresses. Singers. We worship ourselves. In ancient times, people worshipped the sun, the stars, the moon, rocks, rivers. God, our Creator knows this great need in us to worship. Notice how the FIRST… Continue reading Why do we Idolize Celebrities?

Devotional

Do You Use Your Talents for God?

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:10 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey. Matthew 25:15 Believe… Continue reading Do You Use Your Talents for God?

Devotional

50 Random Acts of Kindness Ideas

And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. Hebrews 13:16 Sitting at the dinner table with my parents, we were remembering how 15 or so years ago a family did a very kind thing for us. It was a nice evening to go redeem our… Continue reading 50 Random Acts of Kindness Ideas

Devotional

What Does Your Heart Worship?

He took what they handed him and made it into an idol cast in the shape of a calf, fashioning it with a tool. Then they said, “These are your gods, Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt.” Exodus 32:4 I like cows. They really are useful animals on this planet. They give us milk,… Continue reading What Does Your Heart Worship?