Open the Eyes of my Heart, Lord

In Ephesians 1, Paul didn’t pray for material blessings, but for spiritual perception. In verse 19, he prayed “the eyes of your understanding being enlightened.” The word understanding means heart.

Does God Have our Ultimate Loyalty

Loyalty is the quality of standing firm in one’s devotion or allegiance to someone or something. Loyalty comes from the heart, not from a feeling of obligation or from a legal contract.

The Difficulty of Finding Love

A father had two sons who he loved very much. In fact, his love for them was perfect and unending. Unfortunately, due to ignorance, neither son realized his father’s love.

Where is the Hope for a Messed up Life and World?

You are probably familiar with daily news reported on TV and by various other media. What are your thoughts about what is happening in our world? Over one hundred...

The Savior is Knocking

Scripture Reading: Revelation 3:20 Jesus is our humble Savior. He waits for us to open the door. We have probably all seen some rendition of The Light of the World, William Holeman Hunt’s...

5 Things Replacing God’s Direction in Your Life

Here are five things you may be using to replace Christ’s direction in your life:

Litter Problem Reminds Us To Keep Our Life Clean

It was a great job. It paid a whopping $2 per hour--minimum wage. We reported to the county prison camp every morning, sharpened our nails, filled up the ice chest, and jumped on the red prison bus with bars on the windows. People stared at us as we rode around town, wondering what we did to deserve this.

Things Every Believer Ought to Know

My tire was too flat and I pulled off the road. Suddenly, this little sports car zipped around me, and parked in front of my car.

A Place Called Home

Ahh, to be home! Nearly all people, and animals, have a place called home where they live and grow before leaving and establishing a home of their own.

Do You Overlook the Faults of Others?

One of the easiest things to find for many people is fault.  There are a lot of fault-finders in the world.  There’s always a critic.  In fact, some people think criticism is more blessed to give than to receive.

Business

Christians, Work, and Bad Behavior

As a 34-year employee of the Federal government, including 20 years as a manager, I saw all kinds of behavior: professional, unprofessional, and downright...

Questions To Ask Before Taking Social Security

Social Security can be an important part of your retirement income. So, before you start making decisions about your payments, you’ll want to know...

Financial Tips For Single Women

What are your financial goals? Men and women face the same economic stress factors of modern life, but women still face specific obstacles.

Education

A Must-Follow Reading Plan for Every New Homeschool Parent

Very often, the very first thing a new homeschool parent will do is look for a curriculum to purchase. What if I were to tell you that that’s one of the last things that should be done? The fact is, homeschooling is about so much more than that.

Back to School: Make Studying A Lifestyle—Live to Learn!

Why should our children be the only ones in the household gearing up for learning? As Christians, we should always strive for excellence.
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