First Things First

Watch your life and doctrine closely. 1 Timothy 4:16 When you travel by air, before the flight takes off an airline employee presents a safety briefing, which explains what to do if there is a loss of cabin pressure. Passengers are told that oxygen masks will drop...

Jesus Loves Maysel

This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us. 1 John 4:10 When my sister Maysel was little, she would sing a familiar song in her own way: “Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells Maysel.” This irritated me to no end! As one of her older, “wiser”...

The Last Will Be First

Those who humble themselves will be exalted. Matthew 23:12 Recently I was among the last in line to board a large passenger jet with unassigned seating. I located a middle seat beside the wing, but the only spot for my bag was the overhead compartment by the very last...