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When it’s hard to be thankful

Thanksgiving is a time we’re all supposed to be thankful. Some years, though, it’s kind of hard to feel that way. For some, this…

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The turning point

Have you ever wondered why the disciples were willing to walk away from everything to follow Jesus? What would cause them to leave their…

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Come as you are

The photo at the bottom of this blog is what I looked like after 30 minutes with a makeup artist who used not one…

Friends & Family

God help me assume the best and speak no ill

“We should fear and love God that we do not tell lies about our neighbor, betray him, or give him a bad name, but…

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How do you define perfection?

On Sunday, October 18, Aaron Rodgers earned a perfect passer rating of 158.3. He is the only Packers quarterback who has ever finished a…

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What’s the most important decision you’ll make today?

You make countless decisions each day. What to wear. What to eat. How to spend your time. Some decisions are more critical than others….

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Church potluck

Aside from the obvious ones like raindrops on roses and warm woolen mittens, I have another favorite thing: a good old-fashioned church potluck. People…

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The other three-fourths

If you’ve read the gospels, you’ve come across the lists of the 12 disciples. Peter is spoken of the most, then John. James gets…

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I’m tired of rivalries

In the past two weeks, I’ve had a couple of people from two different schools say things—either outright or subtly—to let me know we…

Living My Faith

What this televangelist learned from televangelists

If words mean anything, I am technically a televangelist. Tele = “TV.” Ev = “Good” in Greek. Angel =“Messenger” in Greek. Since I am…

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Late isn’t an option

Recently a teen got the attention of the world when she tried to wake people up to the issue of climate change. She was…

Depression & Anxiety

How to switch from reacting to preventing suicide

I met her at the airport. Within a few minutes, the woman told me, “I’ve been at two funerals in the past two months—and…