Ask some folks why they have not darkened the door of a Christian church in years, and you frequently hear that they just don’t like organized religion. Would disorganized religion be better? What they are saying is something else altogether.

The shortest verse in the Bible is John 11:35, which only reads, “Jesus wept.” However, did Jesus ever laugh? Did he have a sense of humor?

You have heard it said that good intentions are the paving stones to the devil’s abode. If the recent observance of Easter has moved you to make some decisions about your walk with God, take stock of the steps you have taken to make them come true. Are you actively following up on your decisions or are you paving a road?

Easter Sunday. It is the day that friends and family members, who have been absent from church, return for a visit. A joyful event, Easter Sunday has the power to move the heart, rekindle forgotten commitments and refresh a soul that has become calloused. How will you respond?

Children’s Sunday school experiences likely shape their tenure in the preteen and teen ministries. The seeds that children’s ministry teachers and parents sow now have the potential to spring up in a harvest of . . . what? How can you ensure that the kids get the most out of their experiences each Sunday?

January 1 is right around the corner. With the drop of the ball on New Year’s Eve, scores of Americans once again make New Year’s resolutions. Keeping them is a different kettle of fish. In fact, it is quite possible that you are even now derailing your odds of keeping your goals for 2016. How?