Is Your Heart-Garden Well Watered?

After weeks of drought, and lawns getting drier each day in the merciless sun and heat, our local area was blest with a downpour. Our rain gauges recorded three inches of rainfall. The almost too-thirsty soil could hardly take it in. Water is so vital, we wouldn’t even HAVE a garden if we had not … [Read more…]

3 Attitude Triggers

William James, psychologist and philosopher of the 19th century, made a statement that has become a classic. He said, “The greatest discovery of our generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. As you think, so shall you be.” Mr. James was perhaps closer to Scripture than he … [Read more…]

50 Thousand Galaxies… and counting

“A Hubble Minute Video product with narration and music weaves a story on the Extended Groth Strip. The movie shows a rich tapestry of galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, revealing about 50,000 galaxies. The Hubble Minute gives a spectacular view of the Extended Groth Strip, beginning with its location in the constellation Ursa … [Read more…]

Update Your Choices!

One of the delights of growing up is the privilege of making our own choices. FINALLY we can choose—what we eat, what we wear, where we go, what we do with our time, how we spend our money, and so on and on. But very soon we discover that something else comes along with our … [Read more…]

Our Great High Priest

To people who lived so close to Jesus in time, He was very different from how we think of Him. Did you ever notice how often the New Testament writers speak of Jesus as having gone to heaven, or being at the Father’s right hand? They mention it at least 20 times!—a lot considering the … [Read more…]

4 Little Imps

You likely know them. They’ve been around a long time. If you befriend them and let them in, they feel they are welcome, and will settle down and stay. They are determined creatures. If you order them out, they may not budge. Or they may appear to leave, and come right back in. Call them … [Read more…]

Stay Hydrated!

During hot weather like this, you keep hearing it. “Stay hydrated!” Why? Because it is easy to get dehydrated in the heat and not even realize it. It is not a needless warning. Water is critical to life. Our body depends on water to survive. Every cell, tissue, and organ in our body needs water … [Read more…]

Ready to Join the Meeting: On-line?

A strange question, perhaps, and one we never would have thought about pre-coronavirus, because on-line meeting is new—to us at least. And I’m sure we all agree, it doesn’t have the same “appeal” as meeting together. “Sing them over again to me…” online. Not so exciting? The words of life are the same. They are … [Read more…]

I Know What God Says, BUT…

I heard your command, Lord, but I ran it through my mental processor, and now, somehow it doesn’t seem so urgent. Somehow it lost its force. Reinterpreting the law. Redefining the terms for “my” situation. It has gone on from on the beginning. And if not careful, it won’t be stopping with us and the … [Read more…]

I Mean YOU!

Not really, Lord. I’m doing all right. “I Mean YOU!” The message comes from another direction. “I mean YOU!” Again and again. Over and over. That’s the way God dealt with Israel. And if we are alert, we will see that is how He is dealing with us. One opportunity after another, after another. And … [Read more…]