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Crafting God’s Arrows

Crafting God’s Arrows

In Psalm 127:4, you will find an amazing statement about your child. Many of us know of the previous verse, in which we are told, “Behold, children are a gift of the Lord; the fruit of the womb is a reward.” That’s a nice, warm, safe verse. But then look at verse four: “Like arrows […]

Honoring God and Blessing Humanity

Honoring God and Blessing Humanity

For all the Lord has done, He’s doing and He will yet do, I am grateful. I am a product of grace and nothing else. When I was born, people gathered to mourn for my parents, saying, ‘a girl? What will she become?’ To them, girls did not amount to anything. Growing up, I remember […]

7 Words To Change The Way You see Yourself

7 Words To Change The Way You see Yourself

Why is it that the majority of women struggle with what they see in the mirror? According to the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty (2011), only 4% of women around the world used the word “beautiful” to describe themselves. What about the rest of us? Too many of us are using words like “ugly,” “frumpy” […]

Turn Your Job Into a Values-Driven Career

Turn Your Job Into a Values-Driven Career

You want a career that reflects your good impulses, one that will impart a legacy of caring and values-driven work. Maybe you’re a restaurant manager who wants to organize food drives, or a senior executive who hopes to spearhead a mentoring program for junior employees. Or maybe you simply want to ensure that your company […]

When You Become the Thing You Hate

When You Become the Thing You Hate

I like beer. I always have. Ever since my high school buddy and I drank ourselves sick with a case of quarts, I have liked beer. I like the way it washes down a piece of pizza and mutes the spice of enchiladas. It goes great with peanuts at the baseball game and seems an […]

Proud People vs. Broken People

Proud People vs. Broken People

Proud people focus on the failures of others. Broken people are overwhelmed with a sense of their own spiritual need. Proud people have a critical, fault-finding spirit; they look at everyone else’s faults with a microscope but their own with a telescope. Broken people are compassionate; they can forgive much because they know how much […]

Can You Fall in Love Again With Your Spouse?

Can You Fall in Love Again With Your Spouse?

The movie that made Marilyn Monroe famous was The Seven Year Itch. The idea was that about every seven years most married people begin to itch where they can’t scratch. They know something is wrong, but they don’t know what, let alone what to do about it. Often they have an affair around that time. […]

What It Means to Be a Member of God’s Family

What It Means to Be a Member of God’s Family

My sisters and I grew up in a household in which family was a priority. Our parents were adamant that we were to support one another and be loyal to the members of our family. Many times when I was upset with my sisters or we were arguing about something, Pop would say: “You’d better […]