Vertical Thought: April - June 2005

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In This Issue

  • by Larry Greider
Our heartfelt emotions are an important part of being human, but these feelings are incomplete as a method of making judgements when not guided by godly principles.
  • by Leslie Schwartz
It is entirely in our control, yet one of the hardest things to control. It has the power to uplift and encourage—or destroy and damage. And we use it every day of our lives in everything we do. How can you make your speech more encouraging?
  • by Stephen Clark
How serious are you about your beliefs? Are they really convictions or simply preferences? Do you truly own your beliefs or are you simply going along with others?
  • by Randy Stiver
I just want to have fun! It can't be wrong, if it feels so right. So if it feels good, do it. Right? Wrong. Here’s why.
  • by Tim Groves
The Star Wars series of movies captivated millions of viewers. Some of the principles have spiritual significance. Here are some important comparisons.
  • by Susan Blumel-Berg
Do you know what to do when you stay at someone's home? Read this article for tips on how to make sure your host will want to invite you to come again.
  • by Lisa Ellison
It isn't easy to be a godly person in an ungodly world, but the effort is well worth our trouble. Here are some principles to help young women do just that.
  • by Elizabeth Cannon
Florida experienced four hurricanes last year that wrought much destruction throughout the state. Here is a firsthand account by someone who weathered Hurricane Frances.
  • by Andy Burnett
We all make time for what we value the most. Have you gotten into the good habit of praying to God on a regular basis? Need some instruction and encouragement? Here it is!
  • by Larry Greider
Christians are readers. They have to be, since God forbids image-based worship. To know God is to read His Word. This amazing book, almost as old as man himself, requires us to read.
  • by Randy Stiver
"You can't roller-skate in a buffalo herd, but you can be happy if you've a mind to." lines from old songs sometimes sound out-of-date, but the imagery is interesting. Can we really be happy if we want to?
  • by Mike Bennett
The human brain is amazing! From birth, millions of bits of information are funneling into our brains, yet we are able to learn to make sense of the most important information and act on it.
  • by Doug Horchak
How do we get to the point where we do what we know we should do? Can this really be done? The answer is "Yes!" Here's how.
  • by Kamie Stoner
Vertical Thought discusses God's involvement in our eating habits with Hope Egan, author of Holy Cow! Does God Care About What We Eat? In her book, Ms. Egan invites readers to look at their eating habits by examining the meat-related biblical food laws and God's overall design for healthy eating.
  • by David Treybig
Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny. —traditional saying