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A Glimpse of Glory Max Lucado

Have you had a view of the high country? While in Colorado for a week’s vacation, our family teamed up with several others and decided to ascend the summit of a fourteen-thousand-foot peak. We would climb it the easy way. Drive above the timberline and tackle the final mile by foot. You hearty ...more

Stress-Reducers from Psalm 131 Don McMinn

We live in a stress-filled society. Technology makes us accessible to anyone at anytime. Economic down-turns cause many to fear the loss of a job or a home. Stress has been linked to all the leading causes of death, including heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrhosis and suicide. ...more

Jesus: Number One is the Best! Jack Schull

ONE is the best number. It conveys aspiration, new beginnings and uniqueness. The ONE we worship is supreme. He is unlike any other. The strongest number of hope is ONE. We live in a world that is impressed by numbers. The more the better. An increase of numbers seems to communicate success. What ...more

Dog-Paddling or Water-Walking? Trusting Jesus Julie Barrier

Fierce, contrary winds whipped the waves of the Galilean Sea like a frothy meringue. Jesus’ rag-tag team shivered in their sandals as their tiny wooden skiff tossed about on the choppy sea. White-knuckled, Jesus’ motley crew squinted hard to see the shoreline. A ghostly apparition approach the tiny ...more

Honeymoon Disaster and a Glimpse of Our Heavenly Home Max Lucado

I came across a sad story this week, a story about a honeymoon disaster. The newly weds arrived at the hotel in the wee hours with high hopes. They’d reserved a large room with romantic amenities. That’s not what they found. Seems the room was pretty skimpy. The tiny room had no view, no  ...more

Weighty Matters: God Looks at the Heart Jack Schull

Do you struggle with losing weight? Every day is a battle, one calorie at a time. And then there is that wicked cupcake, that seductive pizza, that chocolate milkshake that is calling your name. Why do we struggle so with losing extra "poundage"? We obsess over our outward appearance, but seldom ...more

Misconceptions About Christianity and My Response Josh McDowell

The Bible has a great deal to say about hope. In 1 Peter 3:15, Peter writes “But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.” Peter assumes that inquiries will come, not because unbelievers are ...more

Flood Gates of Anger Max Lucado

“The Lord accepted Abel and his gift, but he did not accept Cain and his gift. So Cain became very angry and felt rejected” (Gen. 4:4-5 emphasis mine). Interesting. This is the first appearance of anger in the Bible. He’ll pop up some four hundred more times between here and the maps in the ...more

Stealing the Spotlight: Step Aside and Point to Jesus Julie Barrier

Everybody loves the limelight, except spiritual grownups that have learned to shine the spotlight on Jesus Christ. Hairy John the Baptist may have reeked of sweat and barbecued grasshoppers, but Jesus said nobody was greater than he. Why? The dusty prophet spent his life pointing people to Christ. ...more

When to Have Sex: Why God Says to Wait Glenn Barteau

One of my pastor-mentors said, “When sex is good, it’s great. But when sex in bad, it’s still pretty good!” A good observation, but the Bible has more to say on the subject. The American notion of living together may or may not be exclusive, but it is by nature… far from permanent. God tells us in ...more