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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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Faith’s foothold

My friend Roman was a rookie warden in the 1960s, training for mountain rescue in the Canadian Rockies. A farm boy, he’d never climbed…

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People pleaser

If you believe that Jesus lived and died for you, one of the ways you show it is by loving and serving the people…

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What to do when someone sins against you—Part 5

In 2018 Botham Jean was sitting in his own apartment when the unthinkable happened. Amber Guyger, a police officer, entered Botham’s apartment, mistakenly believing…

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What to do when someone sins against you Part 4

When someone’s sin hits you like a stone, hurting you deeply, there are four things you can do. Here’s the final option—Forgive. You don’t…

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What to do when someone sins against you Part 3

When someone’s sin hits you like a stone, hurting you deeply, there are four things you can do. Here’s the third—Get bitter. Bitterness is…

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What to do when someone sins against you Part 2

When someone’s sin hits you like a stone, hurting you deeply, there are four things you can do. Here’s the second—You can get them…

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What to do when someone sins against you Part 1

When someone’s sin hits you like a stone, hurting you deeply, there are four things you can do. Here’s the first—You can try to…

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The beauty on the other side of pain

One of my dearest friends is a potter. She wasn’t always. In truth, it’s what she turned to after a grueling season of chemo…

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Bounce cuz you’re blessed

What did I bring to church this week? My kids. My purse. Pens for sermon notes. A mop for the rain that had dripped…

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Delayed wrath

Why doesn’t God stop bad people from doing bad things? There you are, trying to do the godly thing, towing the biblical line, and…

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Good or bad advice?

Life can be complicated, and some decisions put a lot at stake. It’s during those times that you often turn to the advice of…

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Peace in persecution

Hours before Jesus’ death, facing down the cross, he used some of his final breaths to give Christians a warning and a blessing: “In…