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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

How to Deal With Shame

Shame is the unshakable feeling that we don’t belong, tempting us to run away from God and his people. Shame can be tied to something done to us, something we have done, or something we have continued to do. As hard as it is to open up about shame, it’s even harder to address in the church. Pastor Mike dares us to cross that line and show what can happen when a Christian community learns to deal with shame.

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Praise the Lord for his amazing victory

Sometimes you might think you’ll never see or feel anything good again. The pain of losing a loved one can be difficult to recover…

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How to Deal With Anxiety

One in five adults deals with anxiety, caught in a snowballing avalanche of what-ifs and worst-case scenarios. As we enter another year of uncertainty and alarming headlines, it seems that, more than ever, people are being overcome by anxiety. There isn’t a quick solution. But Pastor Mike says actively doing these four things, with the work of the Holy Spirit, will help you deal with anxiety.

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Trust God’s advice

I love shopping on Amazon, but I also like to seek advice before buying something. I ask friends who already have the product. I…

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Mind width

America doesn’t have enough digital bandwidth to carry all of the data that could educate us, entertain us, or help us do our jobs….

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Where’s your focus?

I’m not sure what you got for Christmas. I got COVID. Thankfully, my physical symptoms were mild. Unfortunately, my emotional and spiritual reactions were…

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How to Deal With People

The people in our lives can lead us in different directions, good and bad. There are fools, the wise, and everyone in between. So how do we deal with people? How do we find our people? How do we know whom to trust? And whom to avoid? With the guidance of the wisest man in the ancient world, Pastor Mike gives us biblical insight on how to deal with people.

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Are you lonely?

People are lonelier now than ever. Even though loneliness is often portrayed as a weakness, what happened in the beginning suggests otherwise. On the…

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Stop comparing

I was reading a book the other day, and I stole this question: “Would you rather have $70,000 today or $70,000 in 1900?” You…

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Weighed Down With Regret?

As you reflect back on the past year, how do you handle your regrets?

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How to Deal With Yourself

“Be who you are.” “You do you.” That’s what the world tells us. But what does Jesus say? When you’re dealing with all the ups and downs of life, all your strengths and weaknesses, and all the complicating details of your life story, Jesus says the exact opposite: Don’t be you. Pastor Mike helps us understand what Jesus means as we learn how to deal with ourselves.

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Arise and shine. God is here!

Christmas joy and Christmas grief are the unavoidable extremes of Christmas. Parents of young children, the healthy, and those who have successfully had more…