• by Abraham Cremeens

     

    Life management is good. From the early stages of childhood, our parents worked to train us in proper life management. We learned to use the restroom, to brush our teeth, to bathe, how to swim, what deodorant was, and how to limit pieces of candy. In college, we entered that interim phase of being adults while still having the care and guidance of our parents close at hand (at least with a phone call). We learned how to maintain a schedule, pace studying, keep a job, and take breaks when needed. After college, we sought a career, maintained time for relationships, and learned how to file our taxes. All the way through we learned how to manage life as responsible adults. But with that comes a certain set of dangers.


  • by Mikel Berger

     

    The parable of the Good Samaritan is one of the more commonly known passages of the Bible. You can search the Internet and pretty easily come up with dozens of recent news stories that reference a “Good Samaritan” that in some way helped out a neighbor.


  • by Paul Briggs

     

    It had been building for quite some time, certainly for well over a month. A subtle increasing sense of pressure. Nothing I couldn’t live with, mind you. Then one day the pressure became a dull pain. I could live with that, as well. But it began to concern me. So I reached out for help.


  • by Bill Davis

     

    When I’m in the thick of it, and really desire help or a resolution to my circumstances, where is my focus? Almost always it’s also on “the thick of it.” That’s a very natural response. But like many aspects of the Christian life, God’s economy is paradoxically inside-out. When our problems are directly in front of us (or all around us), God often calls us to a different perspective.