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A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.  Proverbs 15:1 Comment How would you rate your communication? Excellent/Poor/Could do better? One thing we are not good at is passing on messages to each other.  Last night I forgot to tell my husband to pick up our daughter 15 minutes earlier than usual.  She wasn’t very happy and...

Elijah was afraid and fled for his life. He went to Beersheba, a town in Judah, and he left his servant there. Then he went on alone into the wilderness, traveling all day. He sat down under a solitary broom tree and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, Lord,” he said. “Take my life, for I am...

“I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more. You have already been pruned and purified by the message I have given you. Remain in me, and I will remain in you....

I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me.  May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.  John 17:23 Comment I find unity hard.  I...