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Life’s Challenges

Rest for the weary

The year 2020 has been wearisome. I don’t know that I’ve gotten more or less sleep, but politics and the pandemic have left me…

Life’s Challenges

Canceling Thanksgiving

I spoke recently with someone who works for a major airline. She said that flight cancelations around Thanksgiving have been staggering. I talked to…

Bible 101

Daylight Savings

We gained a full hour this month in most of the U.S. Magically in the middle of the night on November 1, we doubled…

Social Issues

Divisiveness: Why Christianity is our only hope

In a previous post, I focused on the source of division in our country, namely the devil. In this post, I want to defend…

Life’s Challenges

When saying “Thanks!” is hard

I got the text while I was at work. “We can’t come,” it read. Oh no. The visit we had been looking forward to…

Life’s Challenges

3 words that will change your election-year fear

The year 2020, it appears, is the year of fear. As I write these words, there’s no emotion that seems to have gripped more…

Life’s Challenges

Refreshments

There’s a phrase in the English language that’s better than most things one can hear in life. I’m speaking, of course, of the statement:…

Living My Faith

Use worldly wealth to gain eternal friendships

Some things that were valuable in 2019 have no value in 2020. For example, the plane tickets I purchased in 2019 had no value…

Living My Faith

Let’s be presumptive positive

Two months ago I didn’t even know the words presumptive positive could go together. Then, in the beginning of August, 77 NFL players’ COVID-19…

Living My Faith

Church, we need to rise, or we will surely fall

It seems everywhere we look battle lines have been drawn. If we’re not careful, the church, like the country, will fall in division. Pastors…

Life’s Challenges

Watching the nation burn

Wildfires have been raging across the Northwest. Smoke from those fires has been altering the weather for a long time now in Idaho where…

Life’s Challenges

A proper lament

My teenage son recently joined the ranks of those who can be given the moniker “Brace Face”—the world of orthodontia. This is a painful…