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I/Me/Mine

As I sit down to write this blog post, I have so many things bouncing around in my head about Pastor Mike’s Dirty Bible…

Living My Faith

Struggling to forgive?

On Memorial Day, my husband and I traveled to attend a graduation party. We had traveled an unspecified distance (still under dispute—one of the…

Living My Faith

Praying against evil

I was having a conversation with a group of strangers when things started getting weird. The woman next to me said all sorts of…

Living My Faith

Don’t wait … go all out for Jesus!

In her book The Happiness Project, author Gretchen Rubin spent a year focusing on improving different aspects of her life in order to become…

Who is God?

I will handle it

On my wedding day, my mom gifted me with something that I finally realized the full weight of today (15 years later). We were…

Life’s Challenges

Jesus is worth it!

“About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God” (Acts 16:25). That’s nice, isn’t it? A neat little story about a…

Life’s Challenges

How could a good God allow so much suffering?

The problem of evil and suffering is the most challenging indictment against the Christian faith. The question is straightforward: How could a good God…

Living My Faith

The blessing of noticing and being noticed

Very often I sit by a 77-year-old woman at church. When she walks out of church, the pastor greets her with, “Good to see…

Bible 101

Rizzin indeed!

Not too long ago, one of my employees paid me a lovely compliment . . . I think. She told me I had “W…

Living My Faith

The good of work and the gift of rest

“How are you doing, Michael?” “I’m busy.” Busyness is our way of virtue signaling. We are letting our fellow Americans know that we uphold…

Life’s Challenges

Telling the future

My husband and I were walking in downtown Madison, WI, and passed a man who held a cardboard sign that read, “Tarot Readings.” I…

Living My Faith

Today is the day the Lord has made!

Do you ever shop at Aldi? With four small, seemingly always hungry kids at home, I sure do!  One of my favorite things about…