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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

Baby Jesus came to fight

I like to picture Baby Jesus with a sword strapped across his little back. Maybe a helmet on his tender head. And definitely some…

Life’s Challenges

SLOPPY!

My light almost went out in first grade. For some reason, I never went to kindergarten. If you read Robert Fulghum’s poem “All I…

Life’s Challenges

Counterculture

When you talk to baby boomers about their high school and college days, they may get a dreamy look in their eyes as they…

Life’s Challenges

wRESTle

If I’m honest, the list of things that have caught me by surprise in the past 18 months is pretty extensive. While I tend…

Life’s Challenges

You Are Fully Loved

Despite how you may feel unloved, there is a love that’s always waiting for you.

Life’s Challenges

Don’t be troubled

What are you afraid of? Fear is the feeling that something will stop you from getting what you need to be happy. If you…

Life’s Challenges

You are not defeated

Do you ever feel defeated before you even get out of bed? The headlines from the day before or struggles of friends and families,…

Life’s Challenges

Why be good if I’ll be forgiven?

How often do you wonder, “Do I have to be good today?” Yes, even Christians ponder that question, and sometimes our logic is: “Why…

Life’s Challenges

Sandcastles

“Everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on…

Depression & Anxiety

Don’t worry!

I read that an average person’s anxiety is focused like this: 40 percent on things that will never happen; 30 percent on things about…

Life’s Challenges

Everything’s somebody else’s fault

Perhaps you’ve heard of conspiracy theorists. There are networks of suspicious people who believe, for instance, that a secret cabal of world masters is…

Life’s Challenges

Flee!

If you’re curious about what determination looks like—bathing cats is a good way to find out. They do everything in their power to stay…