With childlike innocence, the little guy put his finger on the pulse of our sophisticated adult world where cool skepticism reigns supreme. It's becoming increasingly more popular to operate in the black and white world of facts…and, of course, to leave no space for the miraculous.
Anger is a powerful God-given emotional response of displeasure. By itself it is neither right nor wrong. The problem we have with anger is the motivation behind it, how we express it, and how we direct it. These determine whether our anger is right or wrong.
Dating is nothing new for my daughter. Years ago Rachael began leaving our house once a month for dinner and a movie with the guy she loved: Her dad. It wasn't for lack of alternatives. Boys proposed to her when she was three, four, and twice when she was six. Each time she most emphatically said no.
Identifying our values and their priority in our lives can lead to greater understanding and harmony in the home, marriage, church, and workplace.
In my heart I knew my self-righteous standoff was petty and immature. But in order to end the madness I had to be the one to break. And that meant humbling myself.
As a Christian, when I think of character qualities I would like to possess one that looms large is magnanimity.
A happy spirit takes the grind out of giving. A positive attitude makes sacrifice a pleasure. When the morale is high, the motivation is strong. When there is joy down inside, no challenge seems too great. The grease of gusto frees the gears of generosity.
Maybe you've felt the terrifying grip of fear, anxiety, and worry. Banishing these peace-stealers requires understanding and learning what the Bible teaches about them.
My mom made her share of mistakes, but as I celebrate the first Mother's Day without her around, I'd like to tell you four reasons she was just about perfect.