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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

Take my life

Young Frances walked with her head down. A clever girl, she’d memorized Bible passages when she was only four and started writing poems at…

Life’s Challenges

Good news for black sheep

Did you know that, according to many rabbis who lived around the time of Jesus, shepherds were the black sheep of the Jewish family?…

Life’s Challenges

Christmas or chaos-mas?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Or is it? I haven’t started my Christmas cards or my shopping, and I’ve got strings…

Life’s Challenges

Breaking branches

There’s a scene in the movie National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation where Aunt Bethany’s cat is gnawing on a string of lights. The cat ends…

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Christmas is a time for war

How would you finish this sentence? Christmas is a time for ________. I bet I could predict the top answers—Peace. Hope. Joy. Love. Family….

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Something to give

I remember the exact date, time, and where I was when things started going downhill for our family this fall. We all experience it…

Life’s Challenges

All the marshmallows

Have you heard of the famous marshmallow experiment? In the 1960s, a Stanford professor tested hundreds of children ages 4-5 by sitting them down…

Life’s Challenges

I think I can. . . . I know God can

“I think I can. . . . I think I can. . . . I think I can,” said the little engine that could….

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…

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The Lord hears

Joseph Scriven was born in Ireland in 1819. He grew up, earned a degree, and fell in love. The night before his wedding, his…

Life’s Challenges

Sleepless nights

You would think that David, the king of Israel, would have had it easy because he had servants and officials. (I’m pretty sure a…

Life’s Challenges

The #1 reason people reject Jesus

When you were a teenager, did your mom ever rudely open the blinds in your room while you were still sleeping? Do you know…

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