Category: Faith

Don’t Place a Period Where God Has Placed a Comma

Toward the end of her life as she penned her final love letter to her husband, George Burns, famed comedienne Gracie Allen wrote, “Never place a period where God has placed a comma.” Another way of putting the thought behind what Gracie Allen wrote…

The High Cost of Freedom

Yesterday, as a nation, we celebrated the day on which we declared our independence from Great Britain. With the signing of the Declaration of Independence, we were telling King George III, and the rest of the world, that we were no longer to be…

Prove It!

“Put your money where your mouth is!” “Actions speak louder than words!” “Practice what you preach!” “All talk, no action!” All these sayings, these idioms, are just ways of saying the same basic thing: “Prove it!” They all mean showing by our actions and…

We Can’t Stay on the Mountaintop

Have you ever had a mountaintop experience? A time when all is right in your world, a time when God seems closer than ever? A mountaintop experience can come to us in many different ways. It can come through an amazing worship experience. It…

Dress the Part

Have you ever heard the saying, “dress the part”? It’s an idiom that means dressing the way that people in a particular role would usually dress. If you want people to believe you are a lawyer or a doctor, you need to “dress the…

Unanswered Prayer

Scripture is clear that God answers prayer. As long as we are persistent in our prayer and don’t lose heart, we will see our prayers answered (Luke 18:1-8). As long as we are praying with the right motives, we will see our prayers answered…

“Are You Listening?”

I have a question for you. Which is easier? Talking or listening? I’m willing to bet that, if you’re being completely honest, your answer is talking. Here’s another question. Have you ever been with another person, perhaps a spouse or a friend and, in…

What’s in a Name?

In the famed tragedy by William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet are in love. The problem is that their families, the Montagues and the Capulets hate each other and so, Juliet, who is a Capulet, is forbidden to have any association with Romeo, who is…

Using God’s Gifts

When you receive a gift from someone, whether it be for a birthday, an anniversary, or for no special reason other than the desire of the giver to present you with a gift, that gift is generally meant for you and you alone. We’re…

Prayer: Lifestyle or Lifeline?

On the TV game show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, a contestant is asked a number of multiple-choice questions on a variety of subjects. As the monetary value of the question being asked grows higher, the questions become more difficult. To help with…

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