Yearly Archives: 2017

Facing the Fear Factor

CH-October 4, 2017     By Mark Batterson   My family loves visiting Cox Farm every autumn to pick pumpkins, drink cider and enjoy a hayride. The highlight is riding the giant slide. Although sliding on a burlap bag is good old-fashioned fun, the slide is big enough to scare small children. And that’s exactly…

Growing Younger

CH-October 4, 2017     By R.C. Sproul Jr.   I suspect it is a nearly universal phenomenon—we look in the mirror and wonder what happened. We are no longer what we once were. Worse still, we don’t recognize ourselves in what we have become. When we are young, we look upon adults with wonder….

My Shepherd

CH-October 3, 2017     By J. R. Miller, 1905   “The LORD is my shepherd; I have everything I need!” Psalm 23:1 The shepherd is a favorite Scriptural picture of the divine love and care. In the Old Testament, the twenty-third Psalm gathers the whole wonderful truth in exquisite lines, which are dear to…

The Best Intentions to Bear Fruit Joyfully

October 2, 2017 Our Newtown Pippin apple tree in the back acre is heavy-laden with ripe, delicious fruit. I’m just itching at the seams to make some apple crisp, or Dutch apple pie, or dried apples, or apple sauce, or apple butter, or all of the above! My husband’s going to be a very happy…

Stop Hanging Out and Start Asking Out

October 2, 2017 Hey Brother, The modern, single Christian woman has it rough. She meets a single Christian guy who is “super sweet,” he seeks her out and talks to her every day after church, and after weeks of back and forth he finally asks for her phone number. Then she finds out it was…

God Working for our Good

MTLB-Sep.29-Oct.6, 2017     By Thomas Watson   1. God’s attributes work for good to the godly. (1) God’s power works for good. It is a glorious power (Colossians 1:11) and it is engaged for the good of the elect. God’s power works for good in supporting us in trouble. “Underneath are the everlasting arms”…

Anticipate Needs And Know Your Environment

CH-October 2, 2017     By Stacey Windover (Director of Guest Services at West Ridge Church in Dallas, GA.)   My husband grew up spending his summers on Houghton Lake in Michigan. Houghton Lake is absolutely beautiful and a perfect place to boat and waterski. When we were dating we went up to the lake…

Money-Saving Tips for Families

CH-October 2, 2017 By Sheila Wray Gregoire Financial experts often separate budgets into fixed costs and flexible areas of spending. Often you can save more readily when you are conscious of the “miscellaneous” items you buy. The following are some money-saving tips aimed to help you in the short term and in the long haul….

Five Ways to Avoid Compassion Burnout

CH-October 2, 2017     By Beth Barron   The world staggers under the weight of tragedies. Our earth sloshes through floods in Nepal, India, Bangladesh, and areas of the United States. Hurricanes shred buildings in the Caribbean and the U.S. Fires continue to char parts of North America. Mexico is reeling from a massive…