I’ll be honest with you, I don’t cry over animals often. But, every now and then something comes along and creates an exception to this rule. Such is exactly what happened when I heard about Nigel the bird. Nigel isn’t just any old bird. He’s known as the world’s loneliest bird. According to a Washington Post … Continue reading A Lesson on Love From a Bird
Do you find yourself getting bored during Wednesday night Bible study or even in Sunday Bible class? For some, this is a serious problem. Maybe the class is going over something you already know, or perhaps the class material seems “dry.” The first thing we need to look into is why we feel bored. This … Continue reading But Bible Study Is Boring
Who is the main character of the Bible? God. It's his book, his revelation, his communication, describing his actions with his people. I should be obvious then that God shows up in the Bible a lot. It's how he has chosen to reveal himself most consistently throughout time, and even many of his non-literary revelations … Continue reading My Favorite Descriptions of God
“I’ll be happier when…” Sound familiar? It’s easy to spend our entire lives only looking forward to the next thing. We feel unhappiness and discontentment and think that we’ll be happier only when we graduate, get a new job, get a promotion, get married, have children, buy a house, get the new iPhone, lose 10 … Continue reading The Case For Christian Contentment
Growing up in Florida, I was surrounded by orange groves, blueberry fields, and watermelon patches. Though I’ve never farmed anything, I had many friends who were involved in either the planting or harvesting of all the fruit central Florida has to offer. I had many friends with entire families working in planting and harvesting of … Continue reading The Harvest Is Now
Have you ever felt like you were on the verge of being worked to death? Maybe after hours of overtime at your job without a break or vacation, doing chores as a kid, or when faced with an ever-growing “honey-do” list? Being worked to death is a common expression we use to describe too much … Continue reading Worked to Death
Have you ever had an experience sleepwalking? To my knowledge, I’ve only sleepwalked once in my life. However, according to a Fox News report, 3.6% of the American population sleepwalks regularly. That’s over 8 million people! In fact, people can do all kinds of things in their sleep. I know someone who even sleep-eats. On occasion … Continue reading Are You Awake?
After over a year of marriage, one of my favorite things to watch on cable television is HGTV. For those unfamiliar, HGTV stands for “Home and Garden Television” and broadcasts “a variety of how- to shows with a focus on home improvement, gardening, crafts, and remodeling.” While I am not a handy-man, I enjoy the … Continue reading From HGTV to Haggai
What makes you happy? I asked this question to a teen class once. The responses were varied. Some said things like hanging out with friends, playing games, and reading their Bible. I even had one response of “bacon.” When we think of happiness, there are many thoughts which flood our minds. Family, friends, the beach, … Continue reading What Makes You Happy?
I’ve never liked running. Even though, I’ve probably been ordered to run more than anyone. The movie Forrest Gump was released a year and a half before I was born. The result has been, for as long as I can remember, people telling me, “run, Forest, run!” Though their orders to run aren’t taken seriously, the … Continue reading Run, Christians, Run!