|Posted on September 10, 2011 at 7:10 AM||comments (0)|
Have you ever been around someone who was prideful? Someone who thought that the world revolved around them? No one wants to talk to someone like that!
Some people are like that without even realizing it. It is obvious that the life God blesses is a far cry from the world's definition of success. The world wants to lift up those who are wealthy and famous, but God lifts up the humble.
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|Posted on August 12, 2011 at 7:35 AM||comments (0)|
"Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life."
|Posted on August 6, 2011 at 7:10 PM||comments (0)|
Toni was looking for what wasn’t really lost, and she found what she wasn’t looking for. As a result, a group of people got a spiritual boost they weren’t expecting.
Toni, who conducts a Bible study in a drug and alcohol rehabilitation clinic in Alaska, was looking for her husband’s missing driver’s license. As she retraced his steps from the previous day, she visited a hospital. The missing license...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 4, 2011 at 7:40 AM||comments (1)|
Jerry McMorris began reading the Wall Street Journal 50 years ago as a student at the University of Colorado. His appreciation for that publication and for his alma mater led him to donate hundreds of WSJ subscriptions for CU’s business school students.
McMorris told the Colorado Springs Gazette: “The Journal gave me a good, broad perspective of what was going on in the business world, and I got into the habit of reading it a...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 19, 2011 at 5:48 AM||comments (2)|
Abraham said, “. . . surely the fear of God is not in this place; and they will kill me on account of my wife.” Genesis 20:1-13
If you’re a fan of Shakespeare, you know that his heroes always have a serious character flaw. It makes for a good story and teaches some important lessons. The same is true of our Bible hero Abraham. His flaw? Fear.
Twice Abraham suc...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 17, 2011 at 8:41 AM||comments (3)|
Too long. Too short. Too big. Too small. Too tight. Too loose. These words describe most of the clothes I try on. Finding the perfect fit seems impossible.
Finding a church that is a “perfect fit” poses similar problems. Every church has something that’s not quite right. Our gifts aren’t recognized. Our talents aren’t appreciated. Our sense of humor is...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 15, 2011 at 7:29 AM||comments (1)|
I am a debtor both to Greeks and to barbarians . . . —Romans 1:14
Paul was overwhelmed with the sense of his indebtedness to Jesus Christ, and he spent his life to express it. The greatest inspiration in Paul’s life was his view of Jesus Christ as his spiritual creditor.
Do I feel that same sense of indebtedness to Christ regarding every unsaved soul?...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 10, 2011 at 11:43 AM||comments (0)|
Inevitably, trouble will invade our lives: A bad report from a medical test, the betrayal of a trusted friend, a child who rejects us, or a spouse who leaves us. The list of possibilities is long, but there are only two options: forge ahead on our own, or turn to God.
Flying solo into the face of trouble is not a good idea. It can lead to bad behavior pat...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 3, 2011 at 5:56 PM||comments (0)|
Early in the spring, my wife and I watched a fascinating bird show outside our kitchen window. A couple of blackbirds with straw in their beaks entered a small vent in the house next door. A couple of weeks later, to our delight, we saw four baby birds stick their heads out of the vent. Mom and Dad took turns feeding their hungry babies.
Seeing the babies’ wide-open mouths reminded me of how important it is for...Read Full Post »