Aug 2, 2009
At the highest level of professional football, one skill separates the best from the rest—the ability to make good decisions. Bad decisions lead to interceptions or broken plays. Good decisions win the game. Millions watch on TV and decry the poor decisions of a highly skilled, highly trained athlete. We...Read more +
Jul 21, 2009
My friend Dwight doesn’t usually carry a cell phone, and I asked him why not. “Well,” he said, “have you ever noticed how people with phones feel like they have to answer them whenever they ring? Even though they have voice mail, and they’re busy doing something else, they feel...Read more +
Jul 19, 2009
God led the Hebrews out of Egypt, and he led them through the Red Sea. Then he instructed them to build a traveling tabernacle. They were about to begin a 40-year road trip, and they would need a reminder to worship. But think about it: They knew nothing about the...Read more +
Jul 12, 2009
Wendy was unhappy in her marriage and thinking about divorce. "The Bible says, 'To thine own self be true,' " she told her friend Judy. "Besides, God helps those who help themselves." "Wendy, I don’t know about your marriage," Judy said. "But I do know you're not quoting the Bible...Read more +
Jul 5, 2009
The First Chronicles genealogy for Ephraim, son of Joseph, lists 19 sons and one daughter named Sheerah. To survive with 19 brothers, Sheerah had to be one tough lady. In fact, the Bible says she built three cities. In an age dominated by men waging wars and destruction, Sheerah built...Read more +
Jun 28, 2009
In an old sitcom, the running gag was a mechanic saying to his boss, "It's not my job." The expression became popular for shirking responsibility. When people wanted to avoid work, they would say, "It's not my job." It's just the opposite with worry. Worry is the thing we're supposed...Read more +
Jun 21, 2009
Don't let anyone tell you forgiveness is easy. It's not.Christians know we should give up anger and resentment and hostility. But like leeches, we attach to dark emotions and feed on them. And feel righteous doing it! After all: we've been hurt. Workplaces can be bruising—political and performance driven. We...Read more +
Jun 16, 2009
Journalist Howard Van Smith had long admired a friend whose very presence brought people a feeling of peace. Van Smith asked his friend where such calm came from, and his friend answered with a single word: "Silence." Then he added: "It’s the greatest refresher I know." Van Smith’s friend explained...Read more +
Jun 14, 2009
Remember your cafeteria trays in elementary school? The large rectangle was for your main dish. The milk carton had its square. The silverware went in the long, skinny trench. Every serving had its place. We tend to serve up life that way: church, work, home—all in separate compartments. But it...Read more +
May 31, 2009
World Vision tells a story about Deborah. Years after the genocide in Rwanda, Deborah could not get over her son's death — so she daily asked God for help. One morning a young man came to her door. He said, "I killed your son. Take me to the authorities. I...Read more +