3 Tips That Will Help You Handle Your Kid’s Pain
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3 Tips That Will Help You Handle Your Kid’s Pain

There’s an old adage that pretty much says how every parent feels at one time or another. “If I’d known what I know now, I’d have skipped the kids and gone straight to the grandkids.”

After she ate the apple, God told Eve, “In sorrow thou shalt bring forth children.”

Sure, He was talking about the pangs of childbirth (those thorns Adam had to deal with were nothing compared to having something the size of a watermelon inside you—WITH ONLY ONE WAY OUT), but as every mother knows, the pain doesn’t stop there.

What Did Being Blessed Look Like On Mary?
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What Did Being Blessed Look Like On Mary?

What does being blessed look like? Let’s see what it might have looked like in Mary’s life. In Luke 1:29-35 a young Jewish virgin is told by an angel that she has been chosen for something really important. Gabriel greets Mary with some powerful words of affirmation: “Hail, you who are highly favored. The Lord…

Vision Is All About How We See Things. What Do You See For 2022?
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Vision Is All About How We See Things. What Do You See For 2022?

There’s something about a new year that gives me new vision. It just makes me want to get busy. Right now! Today! It spurs expediency to finish that new book! Lose that extra weight! Start a little business! Work on some drawings! I wonder if that isn’t why God made the earth to revolve around…

Lessons I Learned From COVID
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Lessons I Learned From COVID

This is my COVID story. I hope you’ll read it to the end. It’s both funny and serious. It’s about some amazing changes in my palette since COVID. Good changes. There’s a surprise (scary surprise) visitor story. One with sharp teeth and four legs. Really! Some mind-boggling news from the CDC about fear and COVID….

Is There Really Such a Thing as “Our Own Truth?”
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Is There Really Such a Thing as “Our Own Truth?”

Ever been a witness in a trial? I have. Once. You used to put your hand on the Bible and swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. I don’t know if that terminology is used universally anymore. I think it would be difficult now because “the truth” is not…

How to Keep From Expecting the Worst
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How to Keep From Expecting the Worst

How do you wake up in the morning? With joy and peace? With dread and discouragement, expecting the worst to happen? Or is it something in between? Are you even aware of how you feel in the morning? Deep down inside? I wasn’t. Not really. Some time ago, I read Dr. Carolina Leaf’s book, Switch…

When We Judge God: The Importance of Believing the Bible
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When We Judge God: The Importance of Believing the Bible

All of us have struggled with things we read in the Bible. Sometimes the things we read just don’t feel fair or right. Sometimes they go against what we hear and see in our everyday lives. Things we think are acceptable, good. Beautiful even. So we hold up the Bible on one hand and what…

What Does God Say About You? You Might be Surprised!
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What Does God Say About You? You Might be Surprised!

What does it mean to be “blessed” by God? God giving you stuff? Answering your prayers? Keeping you from getting sick? Those are great things, for sure, but the word “bless” as it’s used many places in the scripture, means “to speak well of.” Blessed means God speaks well of me? Really? What have I…

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