Are YOU the Silent, Emotionally Distant Couple in the Room?

You didn’t just run out of things to say!

Have you ever been out in public and noticed a silent, emotionally distant couple? Their eyes focused on any and everything but each other They have no ongoing discussion They have dead-looking eyes There is obviously little if any “life” in their relationship Watching them makes you wonder: Do they act like this in the […]


Increasing Our Endurance

3 basic ways to give members of your family a backbone and staying power

Increasing our endurance is a key to having a long, productive life. The ability to make yourself do what you DON’T want to do (and to do it well) is vitally important. Without grit, fortitude and determination, success in the major endeavors of life can be overwhelmingly tough to obtain. In my early 20’s, I […]


“I Finally Found God”

By Les Ferguson, Jr.

Les Ferguson, Jr. and I studied together at Magnolia Bible College many years ago. He and his wife Karen were Godly parents, and he served as a local minister for a church in Gulfport, MS.  One of their children was a son who had serious physical disabilities. A church member who had volunteered to help […]


Christians and Tattoos – Right or Wrong?

How Should a Practicing Christian View Them?

Are tattoos the mark of the beast mentioned in Revelation 13:16, 17, or are they simply a matter of personal freedom and expression? When I grew up, the only people I knew who had tattoos were old retired sailors. The images they wore on their arms and chests were faded and smeared-looking. Most were indecipherable […]


The Abba Experience

By Michael Card

For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. So you should not be like cowering, fearful slaves. You should behave instead like God’s very own children, adopted into his family—calling him “Father, dear Father.” For his Holy Spirit speaks to us deep in our hearts and tells us that […]

Michael Card

The Death of Hope

I believe that many in our society are experiencing the death of hope. It seems that especially the younger members of our community find little in their futures to be excited about. Where are the hard-driving, moralistic heroes of our day? What new frontier for migration and personal enrichment is there? Many people feel that […]


God doesn’t come along to make bad people good, but to make dead people alive. And that changes everything.

David Crowder

David Crowder (Relevant Magazine, September/October 2014, Issue 71), Page 40