Conntecting the Dots

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Why We Need to Stop Making Excuses

  We humans are pros at making excuses for just about anything, especially when we want to cover our weak spots or hide the dark corners of our hearts. Years ago I spoke with a church leader who’d recently left his wife of 28 years. The deacons had already spent time with him, too. We… [ read more ]

Want Freedom?

My first brush with Psalm 119 came when I attended Pioneer Girls club ‘way back in elementary school. The theme verse was “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path” (v. 105). We recited it every week, and it’s remained in my memory bank ever since. Psalm 119 has… [ read more ]

What Does Holiness Look Like?

This morning I read a short article by Chuck Colson in which he trumpeted a call for the North American church to repent. He noted that many believers are wringing their hands at the state of current affairs. He says we’re blaming the liberals, the gays, and the pro-abortionists when, in reality, we ought to… [ read more ]

The Importance of Setting a Positive Example

Who, would you say, has set a positive example for your life? Who has set a negative example? Personally, I can think of many positive role models. There was a single missionary gal who was my camp counselor for a week ‘way back when I was in sixth grade. She inspired me to memorize Scripture… [ read more ]

A Six-Word Prayer

Sometimes we think our prayers must be long and eloquent to be meaningful. Wrong. This morning I discovered a significant prayer that’s only six words long: “Make me willing to obey you” (Psalm 51:12). Wow. If we prayed these words and meant them, our lives could be completely transformed. We’d be inviting God to change… [ read more ]