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Living My Faith

Pray the fine print

Joab was a successful military commander in King David’s army. His faith was bold. He was a fighter. Sometimes he struggled to keep his…

Prayer

Stop babbling in prayer

Have you ever noticed how hard it is for kids these days to get their dads’ attention? In our smartphone, bring-work-home, screen-staring world, the…

Bible 101

When we stop practicing

Years ago, a student who had graduated from the Christian high school where I taught shared that she was struggling with her faith. “Don’t…

Prayer

Short prayers work

According to Jesus, the power of prayer isn’t in the number of words that you pray. Our Savior taught, “And when you pray, do…

Prayer

Avoid the pitfalls of prayer

Have you ever driven up a mountain? On one side of your car is a cliff with a drop that would plummet your car…

Living My Faith

Better than 7,700,000,000 likes

It feels pretty good to be liked. Whether you’re a social media user or not, you’ve probably felt the rush of having someone notice…

Living My Faith

Finding a place

“As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living…

Prayer

The key to great prayer

A few weeks ago, I asked our church a dangerous question: “What grade would you give your prayer life?” About 160 people gave their…

Life’s Challenges

God said no

I begged God to take my friend’s cancer away. She was a force of nature with a larger-than-life personality. If anyone could beat cancer,…

Living My Faith

Significant to God

In the days of Jesus, disabled people were hardly viewed as people. They were viewed as a burden on society. They were often forgotten…

Living My Faith

The problem with getting older

Now that I’m 40, the devil loves to use my experiences, hard-won wisdom, and lessons learned to convince me that I don’t need to…

Prayer

God knows what’s best

“I quit!” says our five-year-old when trying to do his math assignment. Sadly he’s inherited his father’s dislike for math. Do you sometimes look…