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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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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…

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Dealing With Grief Compilation

Watch the entire devotional series from this week as Pastor Caleb helps us walk through our grief.

Life’s Challenges

Grief: Here’s One Good Thing From It

Pastor Caleb shares a touching personal story of the good that can come from grief.

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Grief: Will I Always Hurt?

Those in grief often ask if they’re there yet—at the point where the pain of grief will be gone. Pastor Caleb shares the story of Jesus’ own pain and grief as he answers the question, “Am I ever going to get there?”

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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…

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Grief: What Do I Do With My Anger?

Anger in the midst of grief is normal. What can you do with all your emotions and feelings? Pastor Caleb takes it one step further and asks: What does God do?

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Grief: Taking That First Step Despite the Pain

Where and how do you take your first steps when dealing with grief? Pastor Caleb encourages you, reminding that when you’re not sure how to even get going, you’re not alone when taking that next step.

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Grief: Where to Begin?

The loss of a loved one. The grief is confusing, complicated, and unimaginable. What good can come from grief? Pastor Caleb shares God’s comforting words for those dealing with grief this holiday season.

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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…

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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?…

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Christmas or chaos-mas?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Or is it? I haven’t started my Christmas cards or my shopping, and I’ve got strings…

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Breaking branches

There’s a scene in the movie National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation where Aunt Bethany’s cat is gnawing on a string of lights. The cat ends…