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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

Dealing With Death: Loss of a Child

What do you say when someone loses a child? Pastor Jon shares his testimony.

Life’s Challenges

Dealing With Death: Sudden Death

Pastor Jon helps change your perspective when you’re dealing with a sudden loss.

Life’s Challenges

Dealing With Death: Before the Final Breath

Have you struggled with what to say to loved ones on their deathbed? Pastor Jon shares a personal story about a time he knew the Spirit was at work.

Depression & Anxiety

Start seeing the blessings

It’s Thanksgiving, and many people will sit down at beautiful tables today, surrounded by food, friends, and family. Inside, though, some will be feeling…

Life’s Challenges

We can’t let fear rule

Just one week ago, the phone rang at 11:40 P.M. Her shaking voice said, “Mom, I’m okay, but . . .” Then she told…

Life’s Challenges

Attention middle-of-the-night worriers!

I am so good at not worrying. Ha! . . . until I wake up at 2 A.M. And then all my stress catches up with…

Bible 101

Waiting for heaven while living on earth

Sometimes it’s just hard, isn’t it? This world is heavy. The more you grow up, the more you live with the reality of pain…

Life’s Challenges

Looking for a Magic Pill?

My post last week focused on suicide, mental health, and depression in teenagers. But you’re a grown-up now. What about you—and the struggles you’re…

Depression & Anxiety

1 reason why . . . you should have a conversation about 13 Reasons Why

What’s the 1 reason why you need to talk about 13 Reasons Why? Because you’re the parent.  If you don’t know what I’m talking about,…

Life’s Challenges

Talk to yourself. Don’t listen to yourself.

There I was, just before the workout began, whining about what was ahead. Mainly I was nervous because the movements that day weren’t exactly…

Life’s Challenges

Christmas expectations

The incessant song reminds us: “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Is that true for you—or not? While we’d all love to…

Depression & Anxiety

6 ways to lessen your college stress

As college students are preparing to go to school, they are making packing lists: Bedding. Check. Toiletries. Check. Phone charger. Check. Turns out, they…