What’s Your Marriage Worth

By Dr. Harold J. Sala Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your sons will be like olive shoots around your table.  Psalm 128:3 Richard Steel, a first‑year music student at a London college, was standing on the corner waiting for a bus when tragedy struck.  A barrier blocked the path of the bus, so being […]

Sheep And The Shepherd

By Dr. Harold J. Sala May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep.  Hebrews 13:20 Have you ever spent much time around sheep?  The little lambs are cuddly and cute, but the mammas and papas are something else—smelly, obstinate, bull-headed pieces […]

The Dash Of Your Life

By Dr. Harold J. Sala Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.  James 4:14 A little child, accompanying his father to a cemetery, noticed that on most gravestones were two dates separated by a hyphen.  “Daddy,” he asked, “what’s the […]

Eating Together As A Family

By Dr. Harold J. Sala These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.  Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.  Deuteronomy 6:6-7 A 1993 study conducted by Catherine Snow, professor of education at […]

The Living Word

By Dr. Harold J. Sala The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever.  Isaiah 40:8 There are some truths that are so profound and meaningful that it becomes intensely painful to really confront them.  The implications are too great, too all-inclusive, too encompassing; so, refusing to confront them, we do one of two […]

Getting The Most Out Of Your Bible Reading

By Dr. Harold J. Sala Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.  Romans 10:17 When he was imprisoned, realizing that his death was eminent, William Tyndale, convicted of treason and crimes against the Church of England, wrote a letter to the governor-in-chief.  He asked for “a warmer cap, a candle, […]

Read

By Dr. Harold J. Sala When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, and my scrolls, especially the parchments.  2 Timothy. 4:13 In his book Spiritual Leadership J. Oswald Sanders wrote, “If a man is known by the company he keeps, so also his character is reflected in the books he reads.”  He tells of […]

Louis Braille

By Dr. Harold J. Sala The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.  Luke 4:18, KJV For centuries individuals […]

Twelve Ways To Save Time, Part 2

By Dr. Harold J. Sala Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.  Colossians 4:5 When he began pondering what to give his two sons who were about to graduate from college, Ed Wright, a successful business man and committed Christian, decided that sharing his experiences along with what God had taught him […]

Twelve Ways To Save Time, Part 1

By Dr. Harold J. Sala Making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.  Ephesians. 5:16 Raising his two sons, Casey and Corey, Ed Wright knew that they would one day graduate from college, and for several years began pondering what would be the most valuable gift he could give them.  Ultimately he decided that more important than […]

The Ill-Fated Indianapolis

By Dr. Harold J. Sala Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment. Hebrews 9:27 On July 26, 1945 the USS Indianapolis left Guam heading for the Philippines some 1500 nautical miles across the Pacific. At almost the exact same time, a Japanese submarine known as the I-58 left naval shipyards and headed towards […]

The Tomorrow of Yesterday

By Dr. Harold J. Sala He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name.  Revelation 13:16-17 You have […]

Blame God

By Dr. Harold J. Sala In all this, Job did not sin by charging God with wrongdoing.  Job 1:22 Talk show host Larry King patiently listened as his guest, a well know celebrity, told about her husband’s infidelity, her fight with cancer, and her battle to stay financially solvent. “Did all of this shake your faith?” asked Larry, fully expecting […]

Confronting That Annoys You

By Dr. Harold J. Sala Take for us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.  Song of Solomon 2:15 “My husband won’t let me have a bank account, give me a credit card, have my own cell phone, or let me use his computer.  I don’t know why.” If that conversation had […]

Ears To Hear

By Dr. Harold J. Sala If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.  Mark 4:23 A cartoon shows a husband reading his newspaper as his wife says, “You can stop saying, ‘Uh-huh.” I haven’t said a word to you for five minutes.”  There is one thing that is far worse than having no hearing and that is to have […]