A thankful test for your Thanksgiving table by Rick Villodas*

I recently took a survey that revealed my most-used words on Facebook: “spiritual,” “awesome,” “wonderful,” “Knicks.” (Being the New York sports fan I am, those words don’t really go together.) But the survey brought to mind an important, hypothetical scenario: If God were to run a report of the words I use regularly, how high …

Knowing Your Moment*

<Listen> Of course we are nearing the end of the age. Jesus seemed pretty frustrated at his contemporaries’ refusal to understand their times. “Fools,” he called them. Because knowing your moment matters. Knowing where you are in the story is critical for your survival. Every moment is not like another. Living at the beginning of the Lord of the Rings is …

Six Reasons to Live More Simply—and Give More Generously–Randy Alcorn

Someone has said, “Live simply that others may simply live.” Of course, there is no automatic relationship between my simple living and someone else being rescued from starvation or reached with the gospel. There is only a relationship if I, in fact, use the resources I have freed up to feed the hungry and reach …

Here’s how to maximize your healthy years in retirement. Eat right and exercise.

Here's how to maximize your healthy years in retirement (Barron's via Fidelity). "For most of us, whether we get 75 or 85 or 95 healthy years is affected more by lifestyle choices than by genes. It's not really that complicated, eat right and moderate, exercise regularly, sleep/rest, keep positive/be resilient. And, have a daily intake of …