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Life’s Challenges

Jesus said, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” We have a Savior who knows our struggles and knows our pain, and he will give us the strength to persevere and trust his will for us.

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Life’s Challenges

The best way to begin your day

Each morning our bodies instinctively strive for harmony. Psychologists call this homeostasis, or equilibrium. For example, if we wake up tired, we reach for…

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Worth the pain

Last week lots of people were putting their 2019 recap on social media. When I think of 2019, a C.S. Lewis quote comes to…

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Audience to the King

It will break a king’s heart if there is an injustice within his kingdom that he doesn’t know about. King David knew that. He…

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Ponder God’s Promise to You

Whatever trouble or pain there is in your life, Christmas is God’s promise that your life won’t always be that way.

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What do you mean “repentance”?

Contrary to what a lot of people think, it is not their sins that threaten to put them in hell forever. It is their…

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Do not be afraid!

Do not be afraid! Mary, you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a Son, and you will name…

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It’s Okay to Cry at Christmas

Christmas can be hard when you’re dealing with loss and trials. Your pain is real. But so is God’s love.

Life’s Challenges

Diversify

These are great days for the concept of diversity. Universities offer diversity studies. Consulting firms provide facilitators who provide diversity training for executives and…

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Just be a kid

I hope you’ve seen the Hafod Hardware Christmas ad. The two-year-old going through the motions of running a store is a whole different level…

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Magnificat: Not too big to fail

During the 2008 economic meltdown, Americans were treated to the spectacle of the government’s decision that certain financial firms were “too big to fail,”…

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This Needs to Be on Your To-Do List

It’s okay to have your to-do list for this busy Christmas season. But don’t forget to add “repent” to that list. What exactly does it even mean to repent? Pastor Jon explains.

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When your dog dies

I got an email the other day from a family grieving the death of their dog. After nearly 15 years of companionship, their beloved…