MANY people feel that their efforts go unnoticed by others. For example, workers often feel unappreciated by their employers. Many married people believe that their mate takes them for granted. And some children think that they can never meet the expectations of their parents. Surely, such feelings could be alleviated if we were all willing to commend one another from time to time. Continue reading →
Your child simply will not take no for an answer. Whenever you say the word, his/her unruly response tests your patience to the limit. Nothing you do or say calms him, and eventually you feel that you have no choice but to give in. Once again, your resolute no turns into an exasperated, reluctant yes. Continue reading →
EARNING income is a necessary part of life. We have a responsibility before God to provide for ourselves and our families.
But what if obtaining money and the things it can buy becomes more than just a means of sustaining life? What if it becomes your purpose in life? Those whose primary objective is to gain wealth find it easier to resort to dishonesty to get it. They may not realize until it is too late that dishonesty robs them of true success. Furthermore, as the Bible says, the love of money causes many pains. Continue reading →
Car accidents kill more than one million people and injure approximately 50 million each year. Yet, millions of fish can swim together in a school with virtually no collisions. How do fish do it, and what can they teach us about how to reduce car crashes?Continue reading →
EACH year tens of thousands of people in the United States alone attempt suicide. Why are many in such a state of despair. The Bible explains that we live in “critical times hard to deal with.” People feel the pressures of life with great intensity. (2 Timothy 3:1; Ecclesiastes 7:7) When a person is overwhelmed by life’s anxieties, he may contemplate suicide as a means to escape pain.
myth: talking to a person about suicide will increase the chances of him actually trying to attempt suicide.
fact: talking objectively about suicide to a depressed person will increase the chances of him seeing a value in living.
But what can you do if you have had such thoughts of ending it? you need to realize that: Continue reading →
The simplist seeks to maintain peace with others and this brings him joy. But unfortunately he is not perfect, I must admit I quit have an outburst on certain occasions with my family members and others. Yet what can we do if such occasions arise and we have said things we did not intend to say? Let us look at the problem and practical suggestions that will help us. The following post talks about married ones but is not exclusive, so single people can still benefit from its councils in their daily dealings with others. The principle that guides me is simple: ‘as long as it depends on you, be peaceable with all men’. Consider: Continue reading →
Your bank statements and bills show that your money is slipping away like sand that slips through your fingers. You have been married for only a short time, and your spending is out of control. Is your spouse to blame? Not so fast! Think as a team, and consider some factors that may have caused both of you to get into this predicament. Continue reading →