Seek God Beyond His Promises

Sunrise In Town

The other day I had a conversation with a friend of mine and we got to talking about a mutual friend of ours who has been dealing with some health issues lately. He’s in the midsts of a battle that is common to so many of us. Even when we understand that God indeed wants…

Who Are Examples of Our Faith?

Learning by Doing

Have you ever wondered whom you should look to as a model of your Christian life? I mean the obvious super-spiritual answer is that we are to look to Jesus. And Jesus is our example. Hebrews 12:2 says we are to look to Jesus because he is the author and finisher of our faith. What…

Human Beings are Hardwired to Hope

Fireworks and Hope on New Years Eve

You can’t spend much time on social media today, New Year’s Day, without seeing a flood of optimism. Between simple well wishes of a Happy New Year to statements of intent to change things for the better with new year resolutions, people from all walks of life are expressing hope that good things are coming…

Calamity Not From God Today Despite Isaiah 45:7

Rusted Car

A while back I wrote an article explaining that God does not bring calamity. In response to that article, people keep bringing up Isaiah 45:7 over there in comments of that post. Many of those comments don’t get published because they don’t line up with our posted comment policy here (i.e. Purposely Different isn’t a…

Think on These Things

Think On These Things

Whatever you focus on expands. If you’ve ever purchased a new car you’ve seen that principle in action. Before you bought your car you didn’t really see your make and model of car on the road. But once you signed on the dotted line for your car it seemed like every fifth car on the…