5 Things Jesus Wants Women to Know

Women, made in God's image just as man was, remain a pivotal and precious part of Jesus' ministry even today. He beckons women everywhere to answer His call, to live out a great adventure walking in lock step with Him. Consider the following five truths Jesus wants women to know:

Prepare for Easter: Daily Devotions from Billy Graham

Easter is a time when we celebrate God's love and sacrifice for us. These meditations for the remaining days leading to Easter Sunday include reflections on Jesus' death and resurrection. As you prepare your heart for Easter, find renewed meaning in these verses and insight from Billy Graham:

My Thankfuls: 10 Reasons for a Happy Thanksgiving

For years, when the boys were at home, we shared our list of "Thankfuls" each Thanksgiving holiday. We would each take turns (one item at a time) of ten things we were most thankful for that year. I remember early in this tradition the boys' spellings weren't always correct, but their lists were always sincere.I would totally recommend you try this at home as a tradition in your family.I miss those special times sitting in our living room, but that shouldn't stop me from sharing my list with you

July 4th Verses of Encouragement

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. Psalm 33:12 Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people. Titus 3:1-2

Is Easter More than a Bunny to You?

Nobody can deny that we live in a seriously troubled world.We see evidence on a daily basis; international terrorism, the murder of innocents, ongoing and seemingly endless political partisan bickering, and so the list goes on.

Napping in Gethsemane (When Apathy and Empathy Collide)

He was in an eternal struggle for the very souls of mankind, and here they were, napping in Gethsemane.My reaction - and perhaps yours, too - is condemnation. Didn't they know that this was Jesus' last night? Couldn't they be there for their friend?

Billy Graham: Becoming an Earthly King was Not God’s Plan for Christ

Millions of Christians all over the world celebrate what we have come to call "Palm Sunday," commemorating the day on which Jesus entered Jerusalem and was greeted by crowds waving palm branches and shouting their praises. Undoubtedly, some of them were convinced that Jesus had come to lead a revolt against Rome and become their king.

Oscar and Baal.

Sometimes the obvious is so clear that its meaning is obscured. We live in a world that worships statues!

Today Is Not Presidents' Day

Most people think that today is a federal holiday officially designated Presidents' Day. Most people are wrong.

Happy Love Day

For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

Lent Starts Today

Actually, it doesn't. But signups to receive my Lenten guide do. Why so early? And why does a Protestant minister write a Lenten guide each year?

Who needs a Happy New Year?

He sweeps the confetti from the sidewalk into a dust bin. The empty cup sits in a pool of stale beer. He pushes the collected trash into a heap and tosses it into the dumpster.

Happy New Year

May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance.

Happy Insanity

There is a popular definition for insanity that is attributed to Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein and others. It goes like this: Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

One more Gift to Open.

You have one more gift to open. The day after Christmas does not mark the end of gift giving. Each morning the gift of Christ awaits. Even more, this gift is one that God opens for you.

Oh! What A Night! A Meditation On Christmas Eve

The hymn writer tells us that it was a "silent" night, a "holy" night. But it was also a cold night, as the shepherds huddled together seeking warmth from the fire. To them it seemed like every other night. The crackling of wood, the occasional bleating of a lamb, were the only sounds that disturbed the otherwise routine silence.