Have you ever dealt with stress? Wow, all of your hands just shot up at once! Dr. Tim Cantopher explains that the word “stress” is from the world of engineering. Think of a bridge. When it is bearing a load that is heavier than it is designed to carry, it is “under stress.” With that … Continue reading Dealing with stress…
Can a hollow tree grow healthy apples?
Can a hollow tree grow healthy apples? Of course not! If a tree is hollow it doesn’t have any of the strength it needs. Plus, it can’t draw water from the ground that is supposed to flow into the branches to help produce fruit. Well, you’re the tree. In John 15:16 Jesus says this to … Continue reading Can a hollow tree grow healthy apples?
The battle plan
Psalm 95:1 says, “Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!” It’s no secret that I like statements of truth which are clear, practical, and to-the-point. I came across one of these recently by author and speaker Lysa TerKeurst. Here it is: “My … Continue reading The battle plan
A surprising kind of fatigue
Fatigue comes in many different forms. -Not getting enough sleep can leave you tired. -Being stressed can leave you tired. -I think that not eating well or exercising can also leave you tired. But there’s another kind of tired that I want to tell you about. And you definitely don’t need it dragging down your … Continue reading A surprising kind of fatigue
Then your schedule makes you
Every September I’m reminded of the fact that it’s New Year’s. You’re right. There are no fireworks or midnight countdowns—just work schedules, school bags, and hockey practice. But I think September is the REAL New Year’s. It’s when we get back to the routines that will shape the next 12 months of our lives. So, … Continue reading Then your schedule makes you
Maybe this will make you less stressed
Got stress? You're not alone. But you're also not without help. New research says that doing this one thing may help. And here's why.
Keeping the hairy gorilla out
Do you feel like negative junk is coming at you all the time? Here's a thought about keeping your head and heart focused on the right things.
If it’s so obvious, why don’t we do it?
Why thinking about your body like this is a spiritual matter.
One verse medicine
When you hear "medicine" you probably think about being sick. Here's a way to think about medicine from God. It's deceptively simple, but incredibly effective.
The Silver Bullet
We humans often make things more complicated than they are. A few days ago I saw someone having a really hard time raking their lawn. Mind you, they had a phone in one hand. And with the other, they were raking a pile of dead leaves leftover from the fall… with a shovel. That’s right. … Continue reading The Silver Bullet