2017 July

REAL FRIENDS

REAL FRIENDS

When I was a teenager, I thought I knew it all. I was full of insecurities, but I was also full of opinions—strong ones! Looking back, I feel sorry for my parents. I’m sure I wasn’t an easy child to r... Read More »

BEING A FRIEND

BEING A FRIEND

When Jesus told His disciples, “There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends,” He was literally describing His upcoming death on the cross to save humanity. The subsequent ev... Read More »

ONWARDS AND UPWARDS INTO THE NEW YEAR

ONWARDS AND UPWARDS INTO THE NEW YEAR

A quick glance behind… If you feel that you have made mistakes, taken wrong turns, even failed miserably at this or that, you’re in good company. Many of God’s heroes in the Bible did those same thing... Read More »

THE JOURNEY TO SIMPLICITY

THE JOURNEY TO SIMPLICITY

The other day I was listening to a Christian radio program on the way to the gym. Each day they ask a question for their listeners to respond to, either via phone or their Facebook page, and the topic... Read More »

PERFECTLY IMPERFECT

PERFECTLY IMPERFECT

I went to the Farmer’s Market this morning and was so pleased to find a good deal on some organic produce. When I got home and pulled the tomatoes out of the bag, however, I realized that some of them... Read More »

SETTING GOALS. AND REACHING THEM.

SETTING GOALS. AND REACHING THEM.

Some people have been so discouraged when they’ve failed to meet their goals that they’ve given up on having any at all, so that they aren’t disappointed by the “inevitable” failure. There’s a lot of ... Read More »

FORMING NEW HABITS

FORMING NEW HABITS

The month of January, when the new year is celebrated in most of the world, is named after the Roman god Janus. Because he had two faces, he could look back on the past year and forward into the next.... Read More »

THE CHANGE EQUATION

THE CHANGE EQUATION

This is a time of great change in the world—technological, economic, religious, political, business, and environmental. The results are seen in governments, organizations, and in the lives of families... Read More »

NEW YEAR’S DAWN

NEW YEAR’S DAWN

It was a beautiful sunrise. The pale light of dawn had brightened into a glorious golden glow, kissing the clouds with tints of pink and orange as it heralded the arrival of a new year. But idyllic ne... Read More »

MY LIVING CHINA DOLL

MY LIVING CHINA DOLL

When I was a child, we lived near an apartment complex housing college students. At the end of the school year, the students would give away or sell cheaply whatever they didn’t want to haul home. One... Read More »

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