Archive for the 'God' Category

Have you “gone fishing” in your heart? When Peter became discouraged after failing Jesus, he went fishing. Then Jesus showed up on the beach and called Peter back to His side….

“I didn’t think my life would turn out like this.” We’ve all felt buried by feelings of discouragement at some time in our lives. Even the disciple Peter became discouraged—and it…

“What is God doing?” When life puts you in a bind, it’s natural to focus on the negative. But God has His own agenda for the circumstances in your life, as…

Do you live to celebrate yourself—or Jesus? Joe Stowell introduces you to a new message, “Getting Over Me,” with a reminder that life can’t be about “me” and about Jesus at…

Daddy, can I help you?” It was my four-year-old son, Matt, who was watching me carry cartons of empty pop bottles to the car. We could return them for a dime…

Interruptions are inevitable. It’s just the way life works. But, I keep asking myself, why is it that they come at such inopportune times? After listening to a zillion options in…

It’s a grandfather’s prerogative to tease his grandkids a little bit, right? So when one of my young grandkids is first learning math, I quiz him about his newfound knowledge. “Do…

In an ancient form of Chinese drama, plays were often performed on a two-level stage. On the first level, the drama would unfold in the natural sequence of the script, while…

Do you ever pay much attention to bumper stickers? I find them fascinating! You can be driving along and in one minute see a sticker that says, “My child is an…

My biology professor, Max Dowell, was an unapologetic southerner with a drawl as thick as deep-South molasses. And while I’m sorry to admit that I don’t remember a whole lot of…