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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

Mindfulness in the Present

Mindfulness is a trendy concept right now. But what does it mean? How can you apply it to your life of faith today?

Life’s Challenges

It’s never all or nothing

I never want to insult you. I hope you trust me on that. But I do like to challenge you because I know you…

Life’s Challenges

Only sleeping

Near the top of the most miserable of all human experiences is to suffer the death of a child. Every parent I know would…

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If Angels Are Real, Why Does Life Hurt?

Why is there so much pain in our lives if angels are supposed to help?

Life’s Challenges

The Prince of peace

Peace. Peace is knowing that everything is the way it should be between you and God.   Orsvr. Do you know what that word is?…

Life’s Challenges

Arresting anger

If God said to me, “Jason, I will give you one chance to change the world. I will answer one prayer immediately. Make it…

Life’s Challenges

Grudges are stubborn things

Pastor asked us in Bible class, “Which is easier for you—forgiving other people or forgiving yourself?” I held back this time and was surprised…

Life’s Challenges

Money magnet

At first glance, Jesus got it backward: “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21). Wouldn’t it be better…

Life’s Challenges

I learned this lesson from a garage sale

It was the end of my second garage sale, and I still possessed a bunch of junk. Just like my first garage sale. What…

Life’s Challenges

When church is a pain

Sometimes church is a pain. Then there’s the church sign with good intentions, inviting everyone to learn what the Bible teaches about hell. The…

Life’s Challenges

Grumbling

With all the evil in the world, you might wonder why we would waste time focusing on a sin of talk. “Talk is cheap,”…

Life’s Challenges

Consider him

Christian hearts can get awfully weary in a sinful world. A friend of mine endured four long years of harassment in a corrupt workplace….