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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

Culture of comparisons

We live in a culture of comparisons. That thought hit me while watching Thanksgiving football last year. I noticed that when the TV flashed…

Life’s Challenges

His eye is on the sparrow

Back in the spring of 1905, a songwriter named Civilla Martin and her husband became friends with Mr. and Mrs. Doolittle, two devout Christians…

Life’s Challenges

God’s path

It’s possible to believe that Jesus is my Savior from sin and that he has given me eternal life and yet spend my days…

Life’s Challenges

Things will be better

“The angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid. . . . He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of…

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It’s right in front of you

In our home the following can be heard, “Honey, where’s the ketchup?” Or one of our boys will shout, “Mom, I can’t find my…

Life’s Challenges

When you can’t, he can

There comes a time in your life when you can’t. Despite all your efforts, you can’t control a situation in your family or you…

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God is in control

One of the scarier parts of my life is realizing how much is completely out of my control. Like my daughters. My wife and…

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You have what it takes

The joy of a couple becoming pregnant is soon replaced with morning sickness. Then pregnancy tiredness. Then a baby convinced that the world revolves…

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The existential question

I’m going out on a limb, and I’d like to take you with me. I think it’s time we shed the worn-out exoskeletons of…

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Turn ’em loose

I’ve looked behind the curtains in a number of religious organizations. The people at the top seem preoccupied with pulling the levers so they…

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God isn’t scared—even when we are

A few years ago, I had a hard conversation that upended my world. The grief I felt was immense. There was a real fear…

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Goodbye, garbage

An article in the news told how early one spring morning, Chris White found garbage strewn across the front of his farm. As he…