LOVING THE IMPERFECT

Have you ever been to the grocery store or the Mall, and while you were shopping you couldn’t help but be distracted by the antics of someone’s child? The child is having a meltdown. They’re screaming and yelling, perhaps even hitting their mother. They’re…

The Most Misinterpreted Verse in the Bible?

We see it on bumper stickers, inspirational posters, and graduation cards. We see it embroidered on pillows or tattooed on a person’s body. It’s the words of the Lord as spoken through the prophet Jeremiah and it reads, “‘For I know the plans that…

How Do You Respond to the “Check Engine” Light?

One of the most frustrating sights on my vehicle dashboard is the “Check Engine” light. The problem is not necessarily the light itself. It’s the fact that the light can indicate so many things. Three years ago I was in Denver, CO about to…

Peace in a World of Unrest

Virtually every year, during the Miss America, Miss Universe, Miss USA, or Miss Whatever pageant, there is that one contestant who is asked, “What is your dream for mankind?” And the standard response is, “World peace.” We live in a world where conflict and…

SUNDAY PREVIEW: Malignant Talk!

Many in our society live by the motto, “If you can’t say something nice about someone, let’s hear it.” Think about all of the television programs that specialize in gossip: Access Hollywood, TMZ, Extra, and a host of others cater to the public’s insatiable…

The Superhero Verse

Perhaps no other verse better exemplifies the practice of plucking a verse out of context and making it represent one’s agenda than Philippians 4:13. We see this verse on basketball and baseball jerseys. You see it on coffee mugs and throw pillows and cellphone…