Truth that Makes a Difference

Finding meaning in life, marriage, and faith

1 Samuel 9 – The Master Chess Player

March 5, 2020

I’m not very good at chess. I can’t think like a chess player. Really good chess players think many moves ahead, as if they already know what’s going to happen. … Read more 1 Samuel 9 – The Master Chess Player

1 Samuel 8 – Teenage Rebellion

February 27, 2020

In 1 Samuel chapter 7, we compared the nation of Israel to little children who get distracted and wander away from their parents. But sometimes, God’s children are more like … Read more 1 Samuel 8 – Teenage Rebellion

1 Samuel 7 – Wandering Off

February 20, 2020

You’ve seen it before. A young child is walking through a store with a parent when the child gets distracted and wanders off. But when the child realizes they can’t … Read more 1 Samuel 7 – Wandering Off

1 Samuel 5-6 – When God Parents Teens

February 13, 2020

Parent is a difficult job, no matter the age of your children. But it is especially difficult to parent teens. Teens strongly demonstrate and exercise their self-will. They are also … Read more 1 Samuel 5-6 – When God Parents Teens

1 Samuel 4 – Are You Superstitious?

February 6, 2020

Would you consider yourself superstitious? Most of us would deny being superstitious. In our modern, scientific, and technologically driven world, we would see superstition as archaic and mythological. Superstition takes a … Read more 1 Samuel 4 – Are You Superstitious?

1 Samuel 2-3 – Does God Choose Favorites?

January 30, 2020

“Mom always liked him better.” “Dad always favored her.” What sibling hasn’t said or thought something like this? Some would say God plays favorites, because some people seem to be … Read more 1 Samuel 2-3 – Does God Choose Favorites?

1 Samuel 1 – How to Start a Great Story

January 23, 2020

The Wizard of Oz is a great story full of heroes and villains, fear and hope, trickery and bravery. Yet, it starts in simple black and white; with a plain … Read more 1 Samuel 1 – How to Start a Great Story

Ruth 3-4 – Relationships Should be a Two-Way Street

January 16, 2020

Note: If you’re not familiar with the story of Ruth, I encourage you to read the book of Ruth before reading further. At least read Ruth 3-4. You’ll be glad … Read more Ruth 3-4 – Relationships Should be a Two-Way Street

Ruth 2 – More Than a Fable

January 9, 2020

Aesop’s fables are engaging little stories that are both entertaining and instructive. The Book of Ruth is both entertaining and instructive, but it’s more than a fable. There we find the story … Read more Ruth 2 – More Than a Fable

Before You Drive Your Marriage Off a Cliff, Drive it Down Memory Lane

January 5, 2020

During my Senior year of High School, I began to talk to a  girl who really had no interest in me. (I mean really!) But the more I talked to … Read more Before You Drive Your Marriage Off a Cliff, Drive it Down Memory Lane