10 Shel Silverstein Quotes for When You're at the Sidewalk's End
How to Stop Doing Harmful Things That Are Hard to Quit
When you want to stop committing a certain sin, what do you do? Do you try to deprive yourself of something, keep away from tempting situations, or try to distract
10 Wonderful E.B White Quotes
With so many to choose from, these 10 wonderful E.B White quotes are just the tip of the very deep and profound literary iceberg that is author E.B White.
Energy Tips for Hard-Working Parents
Being a parent is hard work, often stressful even in the midst of joy. And if you’re not careful, the pressure and pace can drain you of energy (and patience) when you need it most. For...
How Hard Is the Ministry?
I subscribe to a Facebook page only people who have gone to seminary can belong to. It’s fun to read stories and share observations about the things they didn’t teach us in seminary. Recently, ther…
Why It's So Hard for Adults When Their Parents Divorce
As a result, a growing number of adult children are being thrown into the emotional cyclone of their parents’ split. Experts refer to this relatively new phenomenon as grey divorce—separations that occur between those 50 years or older.
5 Tips for Parenting Harder to Parent Adopted Kids
Sometimes parenting feels like we are soaring. Everything is clicking—we get the kids out the door in the morning without a major tantrum and we’re no more than 10 minutes late, we are eating semi-nutritious meals most days, and the little darlings are in bed with a minimum of fuss and teeth more or less brushed most nights Then there are times when it feels like we are slugging it out in the trenches. Often it is one particular child that puts us…
Why Easter is Hard to Believe
Why Is Praying So Hard?
Be honest for a minute: How is your prayer life? That's what we call it, right? We're good Christians, and we have this compartmentalized section in our lives that is
Why Is it So Hard to Overcome Labels?
Wear a label long enough, and it gets pretty hard to remove. Not all labels are accurate. Does the Bible have anything to say about overcoming labels?
10 Great Quotes from 'Chosen by God'
R.C. Sproul’s book Chosen by God is undoubtedly one of the most important books ever written on the subject of God’s sovereignty in salvation. Certainly it is the only one that has sold 200,000 copies! It has been invaluable in helping me, and so many others, navigate a very tricky topic. Here are 10 great quotes drawn from its pages. What predestination means, in its most elementary form, is that our final destination, heaven or hell, is decided by God not …
24-hour child care: When parents work nights, they need more than 'day' care. Why it's so hard to...
This daycare is for parents driving delivery trucks or cleaning office buildings, the health aides or emergency workers -- people with limited options
Why Is It So Hard to Be a Patient Parent?
What did you hope for when you first learned you were going to become a parent? Were you hoping to be close to your kids, to be a patient parent?
4 Difficult-People Quotes—and How to Respond
Have you ever been around one of those people? They’re like relational vampires—sucking the life out of you. But Jesus calls us to love them anyway. Here are 4 difficult-people quotes and how we can respond.
10 Mr. Rogers Quotes You Need to Read
If you haven't seen it, Fred Rogers' acceptance speech for a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 1997 Emmys is a fascinating watch. After being introduced as 'the best neighbor any
How to Stay Strong When Life Is Hard: 48 Pema Chödrön Quotes
Whenever I face challenges, obstacles, or difficulties in life, I return to one book, time and again: When Things Fall Apart, Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chödrön. Chödrön knows how to distill the wisdom of the Buddhist teachings for the Western mind and heart, making them u
If Truth is So Great, Why is it So Hard?
Tell the Truth! Our summer series continued last week with a clip from the 2015 movie, "Concussion." Will Smith portrayed the real-life Dr. Bennet Amalu. His last name translates as "He who knows, speaks." What Dr. Amalu knew was that...
I Failed As A Parent. Now What?
Parents who over-care for their children are challenged when the kids are not walking with the Lord. If you have failed as a parent, these two things help.
20 Quotes from Russell Moore’s New Book on Christian Cultural Engagement
20 great quotes from Russell Moore’s new book 'Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel' (B&H, 2015).
20 Quotes from Tim Keller’s New Book on Prayer
20 of Matt Smethurst's favorite quotes from Tim Keller’s new book on prayer.