Deep Holes, Strong Currents, Slippery Rocks and a Really Short Prayer

Labor Day Weekend is when many families take one last trip to the beach before the school year begins. Most beach goers are familiar with the signs on some beaches that warn of unseen hazards such as deep holes, dangerous currents, and slippery rocks.   These are perils of nature which lie invisible beneath the surface. One can be standing in perfectly calm water and be one step away from an unseen hazard that can quickly end in disaster.   Read the rest of this entry »

If Nothing Separates Me From God, Why Does He Seem So Distant?

There are many reasons why God can seem distant. In the classic devotional “My Utmost for His Highest,” Oswald Chambers writes much about God’s silence. But where do we turn when we cannot sense His presence? When we pray and know that our prayers are bouncing off of the ceiling? When the darkness is so intense that we even doubt our salvation? Read the rest of this entry »

Happy Fourth of July

One of Jay Leno’s most popular segments on the “Tonight Show” was called “Jaywalking.” Jay would interview random people on the street and ask about popular topics. The answers were often hilarious. Imagine such an interview today asking the question “What does the Fourth of July mean to you?” Read the rest of this entry »

Tennis, Anyone?

Tennis is one of the most popular international sports of all time. Modern tennis using rackets, a court, and net dates back to 16th century England under King Henry VIII. The two common forms of the sport are singles and doubles. In singles, there are two opponents, one on either side of the net. The simple strategy is to hit the ball as far from your opponent as possible, while still being in bounds. Read the rest of this entry »

Bible Trivia For the Win

The Psalms are an inexhaustible gold mine of wisdom, faith and hope for believers. The 150 Psalms unfailingly point God’s people to Him from every conceivable circumstance of life. David is the only person referred to as a man after God’s own heart. He wrote the majority of the Psalms through the course of his life in good times and bad. But they always point to God as the source of his hope. Read the rest of this entry »

What Does the Bible Say About Fools?

April Fools’ Day is commonly associated with good-hearted jokes and pranks between friends and family. The tradition is thought to have begun under King Charles IX of France during the late 1500’s, spreading through Europe and then to Colonial America. The Bible contains a gold mine of wisdom relating to “fools.” There are 66 verses in the Bible using the word fool, and another 133 using it in its various forms. However the Biblical definition of a fool is much different. Read the rest of this entry »