Posted on January 25, 2015

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.” So begins one of the most famous passages from all of Scripture, found in the third chapter of Ecclesiastes.

Good News
Posted on January 18, 2015

Sometimes culture absconds with a perfectly good word and dilutes or disfigures it. In other words, common misuse creates misinformation. If you call a dog a cat long enough, people will begin to assume that's what the word “cat” means.

A New Year
Posted on January 11, 2015

Ron Newhouse, a minister and writer, tells of a certain courthouse in Ohio that stands in a unique location. Raindrops that fall on the north side of the building go into Lake Ontario and the Gulf of St. Lawrence, while those falling on the south side go into the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico. At precisely the point of the peak of the roof, just a gentle puff of wind can determine the destiny of the raindrops. It will ultimately make a difference of more than 2,000 miles in their final destination.

Thinking Before We Speak
Posted on January 4, 2015

In a recent meditation from the 2013 issue of Guideposts Daily Devotionals, there was the story of a family who had adopted a small child from China. When she arrived in their home, it was discovered she had a serious bone disorder. Developmentally, it would take until her teen years before she would grow normally or have adequate strength. Meanwhile, she would remain very susceptible to broken bones.