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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

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…

Life’s Challenges

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…

Life’s Challenges

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….

Life’s Challenges

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…

Life’s Challenges

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…

Life’s Challenges

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…

Life’s Challenges

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…

Friends & Family

Even if they roll their eyes

There were some eye rollers around my dinner table. They had my surname and were eating my food. Whenever I took that occasion to…

Life’s Challenges

Lies: I have to be perfect or I’m a failure

All our lives we need to seek balance—balance between work and play and family, our needs and the needs of others, wealth accumulation and…

Life’s Challenges

This child will trouble us

Our thoughts of baby Jesus make us glad like Mary’s did for her: “My spirit rejoices in God my Savior” (Luke 1:47). It is…

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?…