Not Resolutions But Prayer

As each new year begins, most of us choose to follow the same old routine of making resolutions. Many have lofty aspirations that they will very likely not obtain, while others purposefully choose things that they know they will be able to keep, yet they lack any real plan for long term reform or improvement…

Half of a Heart?

Picture yourself walking into a meat market or delicatessen and asking the clerk behind the counter for two pounds of chicken tenderloins and two pounds of honey-roasted turkey breast. After you wait several minutes, he hands you a wrapped package of the meat you asked for–except it contains just a pound of each kind you…

Don’t Blame God For Your Problems

After having moved furniture for their boss in a large old truck since five in the morning, the two young men were now exhausted. The one driving turns to the other and says, “Let’s finish this last delivery and quit for today. I’m beat!” His partner agrees without any hesitation. The driver starts up the…

Can Trials and Tribulations Be A Good Thing?

When you first accepted Christ into your heart, you most likely felt like you had conquered the world and that the problems you had up to that point no longer seemed so difficult. What a pleasant time it was, with little to fear. But it was not long before the euphoria faded and new concerns…