Turn it Off

When our kids were young, we took a trip to northern Wisconsin to visit with my grandparents.  They didn’t get very good reception on their television, I had seen our son Scott fiddling with the TV set for a while, he asked with frustration, “What do you...

THE SIX C’s OF DIVINE GUIDANCE

How can you find God’s will for your life? Let me give you the six C’s of Divine Guidance. Commit your decision to the Lord in prayer. Open the covers of the Bible and seek Scriptural direction. Even on totally secular decisions, there’s something about Bible study...

Continuing with Christ

As a child, my favorite week of the summer was the one I spent at a Christian youth camp. At the end of the week, I’d sit elbow-to-elbow with friends in front of an enormous bonfire. There, we would share what we had learned about God and the Bible and sing....

Treating Others with Consideration

“[Love] does not act unbecomingly” (1 Cor. 13:5). Considerate behavior demonstrates godly love and adds credibility to your witness. When I was a young child, I loved to slurp my soup. I didn’t see any harm in it even though my parents constantly...

We Respond in Worship

The Bible says that “the fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom.” Today we don’t speak much of this. Our images of God have tended to grow smaller and more comfortable. What does it mean to fear the Lord? We have no need to be afraid that God will do mean or...