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The Good Shepherd

If the Gospels teach us anything, they teach us that Jesus is a Good Shepherd. In John 10:11, Jesus announces, “The good shepherd gives his lif more

Loneliness

We’ll try anything to get rid of our loneliness. But should we? Should we be so quick to drop it? Could it be that loneliness is a gift? A gift more

Get Over Yourself

Proverbs 16:5 says, “The Lord despises pride.” So, get over yourself! An elementary boy came home from tryouts for the school play. “Mommy, more

Nothing to Be Proud About

Do art critics give awards to the canvas? Can you imagine a scalpel growing smug after a successful heart transplant? Of course not. And t more

God Loves Humility

God loves humility. Could that be why he offers so many tips on cultivating it? Assess yourself honestly. Romans 12:3 says, “Don’t cheris more

None Righteous

All of us occasionally do what is right. A few predominantly do what is right. But do any of us always do what is right?  According to Paul w more

Life’s a Jungle

For many people, life is—well, life is a jungle. Not a jungle of beasts and trees. Would that it were so simple. Our jungles are thickets of more

Whaddif’s

Worry is the burlap bag of burdens—overflowing with whaddifs! Whaddif it rains at my wedding? Whaddif after all my dieting, they discover lettuc more

Eternal Creatures

We are eternal creatures. We ask eternal questions. Where did I come from? Where am I going? Is there life after death? These are the prima more

A Big Deal About Rest

Life can get so loud we forget to shut it down. Maybe that’s why God made such a big deal about rest in the Ten Commandments! Of the ten, whic more

Change Your Focus and Relax

Psalm 23:2 says, “He makes me to lie down in green pastures; leads me beside the still waters.” Note the two pronouns preceding the two more

What Really Matters

A man once went to a minister for counseling. “I’ve lost everything,” he told the minister. “Oh I’m so sorry to hear you’ve lost your more

The Power of Love

May I meddle for a moment? What’s the one thing separating you from joy? How do you fill in this blank: “I will be happy when____?” When I’m more

In Prison

Are you in prison? You are if you feel better when you have more and worse when you have less. If happiness is one delivery away…you are in more

An Illustration of God

When David, who was a warrior, minstrel, and ambassador for God, searched for an illustration, he remembered his days as a shepherd. He remembered more