The Trinity Conundrum

The Trinity Conundrum

In the middle of math class,one of my second graders made this startling declaration: “There is no God!” Considering that this was a Christian school and Martin was the son of a pastor, I had to wonder how he had suddenly come to this concl... Read More »

Walking On the Great Orme

Walking On the Great Orme

The day dawned fine as I set out to walk up the Great Orme, a limestone headland on the north coast of Wales. I walked along cheerfully in glorious sunshine, map in hand. The Great Orme stood firm, unchanged. The road upon which I walked le... Read More »

Where to Start?

Where to Start?

A reflection on Bible reading When I first found my faith as a young woman, I was told that I should read the Bible, but had no idea where to start. With other books, I was in the habit of glancing at the last few pages to find out how the ... Read More »

Crisis of Faith

Crisis of Faith

Believing purely by faith, having no tangible evidence, is not a natural approach for everybody in all cases. Just as the Lord made people very different in their personalities and physical makeup, there are also different kinds of faith. W... Read More »

How Much Does God Care?

How Much Does God Care?

Within the span of a week, I heard three people say three different things that got me thinking about God’s involvement in my life. Person one said that he didn’t know if God actually cares about what we do, and that He may not be particula... Read More »

Escaping Quicksand

Escaping Quicksand

Long before a giant shark attacked its first victim in Jaws, before Indiana Jones stumbled onto his first booby trap, and before computer graphics breathed new life into zombies, one of the most terrifying scenes on the big screen was when ... Read More »

Vanessa’s Angels

Vanessa’s Angels

The sun was slipping below the horizon as I drove up the narrow two-lane road in central Mexico. I glanced at my wife, Amber, sleeping next to me. In the rearview mirror I could see our three daughters—Tory, the brilliant four-year-old; She... Read More »

Extravagant Generosity

Extravagant Generosity

By Robert Schnase, United Methodist Church bishop and author. Giving puts us in a healthier relationship with our possessions and with the material world in which we live.We like making money, but we enjoy other things as well, such as the ... Read More »

Put Yourself at the Peak

Put Yourself at the Peak

A group of aging friends spend their summer vacations climbing small mountain ranges. They delight in conquering each peak in turn—no mean feat considering back problems and other ailments that sometimes come with age. It’s a strenuous acti... Read More »

5 Pillars of Financial Success

5 Pillars of Financial Success

One thing that makes life stressful and even worrisome at times is a lack of money.That’s when it’s important to remember that God is the source of financial supply. “The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness.” It’s His to give, and He’... Read More »

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