Archives: December 2012

WHAT IS THE TRUE DEFINITION OF “MEANINGFUL ACTION”?

December 17, 2012 - Serious Struggles

The death of any child is difficult to bear, let alone 20 precious, innocent young lives. Christmastime is one of the best times of year for most children. It’s exciting, it’s fun, it’s filled with family and tradition and...

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WHEN IT’S PAINFUL TO WALK THE WALK

December 14, 2012 - Serious Struggles

I want everyone to believe that I have it together—we all do, don’t we? That’s important to most of us, isn’t it—for others to see us as strong and courageous in every situation? The problem, however, is that those...

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MY IDEA OF CHRISTMAS

December 13, 2012 - Miscellaneous

“My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?”  -Bob Hope

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FOUR THINGS TO REMEMBER WHEN TRAINING YOUR LOCAL BULLY

December 12, 2012 - Miscellaneous

“You can’t be serious!” Mr. Burly bellowed at the young medical assistant. “I’m sorry, Sir—but your blood pressure is too high to pass the physical.” She tried her best to explain, but he didn’t want to hear it.

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GOD BECKONS STORM CLOUDS

December 11, 2012 - God

“God beckons storm clouds and they come. He tells the wind to blow and the rain to fall, and they obey immediately. He speaks to the mountains, ‘You go there,’ and He says to the seas, ‘You stop here,...

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HOW DO YOU SAY GOODBYE TO YOUR LITTLE GIRL?

December 10, 2012 - Serious Struggles

“My mom is dying—can you make her feel better?” Lilly had freckles speckled across her cheeks and huge blue eyes as she innocently asked me this question. I was speechless, and could do no more than stare at her....

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DID YOU SAY … EMOTIONALLY ENGAGED?!

December 7, 2012 - Marriage, Men Only

Among the ten most important things in marriage, Dedication and Commitment are number four. They are not numbers four and five since they are inseparable. Although it seems dedication and commitment should go without saying, they are not a given...

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ORPHANS ARE EASIER TO IGNORE

December 6, 2012 - Global Impact

“We learned that orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They are easier to ignore before you see their faces. It is easier to pretend they’re not real before you hold them in your arms. But...

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UNJUSTLY BLESSED

December 5, 2012 - Marriage

To say Gwen was a special woman is an understatement. I knew from the moment she agreed to be my wife that I was unjustly blessed. But I wasn’t about to tell God that He gave me too wonderful...

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WE ARE MORALLY EVIL

December 4, 2012 - God

“When you and I realize that we are morally evil, dead in sin and deserving of God’s wrath with no way out on our own, we begin to discover our desperation for Christ.” -David Platt

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