Yesterday morning, four-year-old Avonlea Rose came into the bedroom and expectantly asked me, “What’s exciting about today?” Presumably she was hoping for an announcement of a fun activity such as a trip to the zoo, the ice cream shop, or the toy store. But unfortunatel
This time of year, when creepy Halloween decorations seem to be everywhere, it can be a frustrating experience taking my young children to the doctor’s office, grocery store, or mall. Even though Halloween comes around every year, I never cease to be amazed and appalled by the &ldq
Tozer wrote, “The man [or woman] who would know God must spend time with Him.” What a simple and profound truth - but one that is all too easy to forget amid the busyness of our daily lives!Most of us desire to know God more than we do.
God has entrusted us with the precious gift of time. Twenty four hours in every day; seven days in a every week; each day significant, each hour important, and each moment of value to God. How many of those moments are being spent on things that truly matter in light of eternity?
Proverbs 23 tells us that “idle chatter leads only to poverty.” When we waste our precious time and energy on meaningless and trivial chitchat, we end up spiritually impoverished. And yet, living in a culture that is so heavily centered upon shallow frivolit
Legalism is just about as common in the Body of Christ today as worldliness is. Christians who are disturbed by the compromise that is so prevalent in the modern church often try to solve the problem by relying on legalism and self-effort to keep them from the pitfalls of worldliness. Co
As Americans, we live in one of the wealthiest, most self-indulgent nations in history. Very few people on earth have ever had so many food choices, so many leisure opportunities, and so many creative ways to indulge our physical cravings. Feel like a hot fudge sundae? Just drive d
Some are big, some are small. We begin making decisions from the moment we open our eyes in the morning: what am I going to wear? What am I going to eat for breakfast? Should I do my grocery shopping this morning or this afternoon? Other decisions are much more weighty than that, and have a great significance, sometimes even changing the direction of our lives.