READ: “Therefore I exhort you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a sacrifice—alive, holy, and pleasing to God—which is your reasonable service” Rm 12.1.

THINK: God’s goodness inspires us to offer our lives to him as a sacrifice. He can now do with us as he pleases. We belong totally to him. Different from dead animal sacrifices, we are live ones; we are aware of all we do, rationally. To be pleasing is to be a sacrifice that God accepts. Continue reading

When police asked a hit-and-run driver last week in Van Buren, Ark., why she left the scene without stopping she said, “I left because I didn’t want my ice cream to melt.”

Now this woman has her priorities straight! After all, it was hot that day. Never mind that she had rear-ended a car, caused damage, and—who knows—might have injured the other driver.

But you can’t let your ice cream melt. Continue reading