Shaken by Life’s Changes

Shaken by Life’s Changes

Question: I prefer stability and routine to big changes and drama, but the latter seem inevitable. That’s unsettling. How can I learn to handle changing circumstances so they don’t rock my world so much? Answer: You’re right; change is inev... Read More »

The View from My Window

The View from My Window

Month by month, season by season, the view from my window is constantly changing. In January the trees are bare and the grass is faded, stubbly, brown. In March there is evidence of new life. Tiny buds have appeared on branches. Flowers str... Read More »

Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones

The next time you find yourself feeling down and out, you may be about to discover just how close and caring God is, because it’s through life’s most trying times that we learn He is always at our side. He loves us, wants only the best for ... Read More »

Desert Places

Desert Places

Camino tedioso. ¡No se duerma! (Spanish for “Monotonous road. Do not fall asleep!”) It wasn’t the first such warning sign we had passed. For several hours, as far as the eye could see, there had been little but unending stretches of desert,... Read More »

Progress Can Get Messy

Progress Can Get Messy

Progress can be a two-edged sword. On one hand it’s wonderful because it brings us closer to our goals, but on the other hand the change it entails can make us feel uncomfortable, destabilized, insecure. We want the benefits, but we wish we... Read More »

The Rock

The Rock

“Devastated” doesn’t begin to describe how I felt that day four years ago. Circumstances beyond my control had seemed to conspire against me. I had been laid off from a job to which I had given my all for almost fourteen years. I can’t say ... Read More »

Life’s Reversals

Life’s Reversals

The evening of December 9, 1914, an explosion set fire to a large scientific laboratory in West Orange, New Jersey. At least ten buildings were destroyed, along with years of research and development. Property loss alone was estimated at $7... Read More »

Who Needs Prayer?

Who Needs Prayer?

Who needs your prayers? Lots of people do. Among those closest to you, there are probably at least a few who aren’t in good health, or have suffered some personal loss, or are depressed or stressed. And then there are those you hear about i... Read More »

Working with God

Working with God

The workplace is becoming an increasingly nasty and competitive arena. Too often, honesty and hard work seem to lose out to the pursuit of a quick buck and me-first politicking. But there is another way. The idea that the Bible contains spe... Read More »

Winning friends

Winning friends

Question: I want to get along well with others and be liked, but often I don’t know where to begin. How can I build strong connections with people? Answer: Here are some tips to get you started. The point is not to pretend to be something y... Read More »

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