The Great Relief Of Knowing Life Is Not Fair

The Great Relief Of Knowing Life Is Not Fair

“It’s not fair!” How many times have we heard children make that statement when a siblings seems to be getting the better deal? How often have we, as adults said the same thing when circumstances in life don’t seem to fall in our favor?   Genesis 4 relates a story...
Pruning: How Pain Can Actually Lead To Joy

Pruning: How Pain Can Actually Lead To Joy

As humans, we don’t like pain. We can be easily overwhelmed by persistent or unexpected pain. Our culture has developed all kinds of ways to substitute, medicate, replace and avoid pain. Yet what if pain was not something to steer clear of? What if pain had a greater...
Know The Wonderful Truth Of Who You Are

Know The Wonderful Truth Of Who You Are

Who you are can be a nagging question that has many and varied answers. Parents, teachers, friends, spouses, children, bosses, co-workers, and pastors, among others, can have very different answers. Sometimes other people’s answers can even be in direct opposition to...
A Job Well Done And Its Unexpected Reward

A Job Well Done And Its Unexpected Reward

Many of us are familiar with the parable of the talents found in Matthew 25.14-29. In this parable, a master gave three servants varying amounts of money to take care of while he was away. The first two servants used their funds to advance their master’s holdings,...