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Contributed on May 5, 2021
Submit to your mate, and so win him and woo him with an irresistible inner beauty.
If you have ever assembled a piece of IKEA furniture with a spouse, you will appreciate this short video, called “Things never said by couples assembling IKEA items.” Now, there is a couple of places where some foul language is used, so please be forewarned. Take a look. (Show video: “Things never ...read more
Contributed on Apr 28, 2021
Submit even to a ruthless and unjust boss and so experience grace and fulfill your calling.
After a year’s worth of good, hard work, some employers like to provide a year-end bonus for their employees. Now, most employees appreciate those bonuses, but there are some who inwardly groan at what their employer gives them. Just a few years ago (December 6, 2014), a reporter for the BBC, ...read more
Contributed on Apr 22, 2021
Submit to all human authority, because of Christ, because of your critics, and because you are free!
At the spring 2000 opening of the Florida Senate, Donald L. Roberts, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries, offered a prayer. I think you’ll appreciate the candor of it. In part, this is what he prayed: Holy and Eternal God, it must be great to be God, to get what you want—when you want it—how ...read more
Contributed on Apr 15, 2021
If you want to overcome your fear of introducing people to Jesus, KNOW that you are part of God’s holy temple and God’s special people, designed to be a living display of His greatness. Then BE the witness God has called you to be.
The abbot of a monastery called a novice into his office and instructed him to give the homily at the next morning's chapel. The novice was struck with fear. The next morning, chapel came. He stood in the pulpit. The brothers were there. His hands were trembling. His knees were knocking. His ...read more
Contributed on Apr 8, 2021
If you want to be truly restored to fly to new heights of holiness, taste God’s love and crave God’s Word. Then love God’s people with His love.
On June 23, 2001, the Boeing company finished a labor of love—the complete restoration of the last existing 307 Stratoliner. It was the world's first pressurized commercial airliner. A New York company used a vintage loom to reproduce the original Pan Am wall fabric. An interior company put ...read more
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Contributed on Jun 11, 2020
God can use you to make a difference in our broken world no matter your past. Just commit your way to the Lord like Jephthah did and depend on His Holy Spirit. When I think about Jephthah, I think about George Floyd, who was recently murdered in Minneapolis. George was a towering 6-foot by 6-inch ...read more
Contributed on Apr 18, 2019
Just this last Monday (April 15, 2019), many of us were horrified to watch the great Cathedral of Notre Dame on fire. Its great spire toppled into the roof of the cathedral, and many feared that Paris’ most iconic landmark would be a total loss after standing for 850 years. However, early the ...read more
Contributed on Jan 2, 2013
JESUS CARED Henri Nouwen once said, "What we see, and like to see, is cure and change. But what we do not see and do not want to see is care: the participation in the pain, the solidarity in the suffering, the sharing in the experience of brokenness. And still, cure without care is as ...read more
Contributed on Feb 3, 2011
JEALOUS HORSES When we lived in a small town in central Kansas (Ellsworth), we made many trips to the nearest big town, Salina, Kansas on old Kansas Route 140. On one of those trips in the spring (March 12, 1990), we saw a horse at the edge of a luscious, green pasture with his head stuck ...read more
Contributed on Sep 23, 2010
In the story of Pollyanna, there is a woman who runs the town. She’s not the mayor and doesn’t even sit on the city council. It’s just that she has inherited a tremendous amount of money from her father, and she has a controlling interest in all the major businesses in town. As a result, no one ...read more