What is True Life?

If we are not careful, this world will have us to believe that our life is measured by the things we have. And to some degree, we all feed into that wrong message. For many special occasions–Christmas, weddings, graduation, birthdays, etc.–we celebrate by buying and giving things to others. This is not bad in and […]

Don’t Live Your Life in Anxiety or Worry Mode

Terrorism. Financial hardship. Chronic diseases. These are some reasons many people today are anxious or worrisome about life. We are prone to anxiety or worry whenever we have problems or challenges in life that cause us to feel overwhelmed. It’s easy for us to follow the world in this regard. But that’s not the will […]

The Key to a Faith-Filled Life

Even in world that’s filled with despair and uncertainty, we can live a faith-filled life. In fact, it is to this end that God inspired holy men to write the Bible. “Whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope” (Romans 15:4). […]

The Unpredictability of Life

Two recent international events got me thinking about the unpredictability of life. The first event involved a Malaysian Airlines passenger plane. Early on Friday, July 18, this plane fell from out of the sky. It is believed to have been shot down by a surface-to-air missile. No one aboard survived this terrible tragedy. The second […]

The Power of Words

“Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” This is what my friends and I used to say to each other when we were young. We often responded this way after someone had said something that was calculated to anger or belittle us.But we were so wrong. Our words do […]

The Seasons of Our Life

Ah, the fall season is here. I was just taking it all in this weekend as I was outside washing my vehicle. Instead of the hot, muggy weather I had been dealing with the entire summer, the temperatures were now lower, and the air much drier, with a great breeze blowing. Several days earlier, my […]

Our Life Requires a Good Foundation

When a person is in the market to buy a house, he makes his assessment based on the physical size, the floor plan, the amenities that serve his particular needs, and the like. But the most important part of the house is hidden from view, which is its foundation. I say that because a house […]