Immense potential lurks within each of us waiting to be used for the glory of God and the good of others. Unfortunately, much of this vast reservoir of talent and energy remains unused because of the fear of failure. Perhaps you’re one of these reluctant ones.

December and early January featured the annual college football bowl games, nearly all of them ending with trophy presentations. The last few weeks have brought trophies to deserving professional teams as they eliminated lesser squads. Now, all eyes are on the Super Bowl.

Now that the message of peace on earth, good will toward men, is neatly packed away with the Christmas decorations, we’re in danger of entering our annual relapse into business as usual. Though totally inconsistent with the message of the season we’ve been celebrating, this too often happens.

How much noise can you pump into your head before you begin to drown out God’s voice? This question introduces an article by Joseph Benz, which appeared in the daily devotional booklet ‘In Touch,’ titled ‘This Noisy Life.’

On the ‘winding down’ day of 2014, we’re still alive; making it, for you and me, the most important day of the year. What shall we do with it?

Christmas is a season for giving but some refuse to give to those they see as undeserving of their gifts; those who, like the prodigal son, have wasted their money. Why should we give to those who’ve had their chance and blown it?

Dr. Gary Chapman, author of the best-selling book, ‘The Five Love Languages,’ was once asked to name the number one challenge facing married couples. He answered, ‘The greatest challenge facing marriage today is the same as it’s been for hundreds of years: learning to live a life of love rat…

Since my daily radio broadcast, books and weekly newspaper column penetrate prison walls, I frequently receive letters from prisoners. One of these was so moving it has remained unforgettable.

In his book, ‘Lectures to my Students,’ the still highly regarded nineteenth century minister, C.H. Spurgeon, wrote: ‘I have one blind eye and one deaf ear and they are the best ear and eye that I have.’ This trainer of ministers was simply passing on the advice of Solomon written long befor…

‘It’s a pleasant day,’ I said to the receptionist, hoping to brighten her mood.