The Las Vegas Massacre—Are Perilous Times the New Normal?

Exactly what happened last Sunday night in Las Vegas is incomprehensible. Fifty-nine people have died. Based on current estimates, over 500 people were wounded. Some of them are currently fighting for their lives, meaning the number of dead may rise. The gunman, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, brutally gunned down his innocent victims from the 32nd floor […]

“Deep and Wide” by Andy Stanley Helps Churches Reach the Unchurched

I just finished reading the expanded edition of Pastor Andy Stanley’s book entitled, “Deep and Wide—Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend.” Andy Stanley, son of Dr. Charles Stanley, founded North Point Ministries, based in Atlanta, GA. This is one of the largest churches in North America. As the subtitle of the book implies, this […]

Christians Should Strive to be Physically Healthy As Well

Several years ago, a post of mine addressed a possible link between faithful church attendance and obesity. This possible link was identified by researchers at Northwestern Medical. Based on their report, young adults who regularly attend church are 50 percent more likely to become obese by middle age than young adults with little or no […]

Three Tips for Teaching Your Child How to Read

Learning to read at a young age is important for the development of your child. It helps him develop a better understanding of his surroundings, allows him to gather information from printed materials, and provides him with a wonderful source of entertainment when reading stories and rhymes. Children develop at different rates. It’s important that as […]

The Tax Cut Deal and Our Personal Finances

Suppose you and I managed our personal finances the way our political leaders handle the nation’s finances. President Obama recently signed the much debated tax bill into law. Democrats and Republicans are in bed together on this one. Republicans get the tax cut deal they wanted, at least for the next two years. President Obama […]