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Known and loved

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. A guy in a suit and tie walks into a bar; everyone in the place turns…

Living My Faith

Withholding judgment until judgment day

I’ve reached a new milestone: I care about my lawn. I never thought I would be one of those people. But I want my…

Social Issues

Stop looking for a savior

Elon Musk just bought Twitter. Some are decrying this development because they don’t like a billionaire having so much control over this app. Others…

Living My Faith

Getting fit

Have you ever thought about the ways in which exercising and spending time with Jesus are similar? On the surface, your fitness goals and…

Living My Faith

Don’t lose your Easter joy

Have you noticed secular society largely ignores Easter? I suppose if you don’t believe in Jesus, there’s no reason to celebrate him rising from…

Life’s Challenges

How I came to (a deeper) faith in Jesus

I inherited Christianity. That is to say, I was raised in a Christian household, went to Sunday worship, and attended Christian schools. My life…

Living My Faith

“You suck”

My son, husband, and I were listening to a presentation by a mental performance coach. He invited a dozen high school football players to…

Life’s Challenges

In a world of conspiracies, how do you find the truth?

The Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma was prophetic. Granted it is ironic that Netflix produced a movie that bashed addictive media that removes people…

Living My Faith

Truth and consequences

Pilate then went back inside the palace, summoned Jesus and asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews?”  Jesus said, “My kingdom is…

Life’s Challenges

Hold on to the reality of hope

The war in Ukraine adds one more item on our two-year list of collective crises. There is no need for me to rehash all…

Life’s Challenges

The Lord will be your confidence

The Israelite army was afraid. In fact, King “Saul and all the Israelites were dismayed and terrified” (1 Samuel 17:11) because of the giant…

Living My Faith

Should you “do Lent”?

Churchy words can be weird. (That’s why Pastor Mike has a six-part series talking about them.) Pretty soon you’ll be hearing another one: Lent….