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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

Finding strength

Are you feeling strong today? You can . . . even if your fingers are bent by arthritis. Even if cancer has come or…

Life’s Challenges

Are You Prepared Beyond Christmas?

Even though we may never feel we’re completely ready for Christmas, know that God’s getting us ready for a day that’s much bigger.

Life’s Challenges

Who am I?

One day a friend asked me, “Do you ever look in the mirror and not even recognize whose face that is? Do you ever…

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Saving money God’s way

As recently as the mid-1980s, Americans were saving money at a 10 percent rate. That is, for every $100 they grossed, they would save…

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Dear Future Me

What guilt still plagues you? This week, Pastor Jon helps us journey through our struggles so we can remain thankful—even a year from now!

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THINK

As we were leaving a picnic, my daughter spoke up, “I want to go with Grandma.” I piped up, “Ah, but does Grandma want…

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Leaders exhibit courage

Good leaders assess risks. And not just the risks to their organizations’ reputation and financial health, but the personal risks that come with being…

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2 ways God (and the devil) gets you

God and the devil use the same tools. That truth is one of the more intriguing/important/terrifying facts of life. The very moments that the…

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Addiction, recovery, and the church

A few months ago, my coworker Pastor Bill met with our city’s mayor. Pastor Bill asked him what the most critical issues in the…

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Jesus’ Miracles Are Meant for Me: Calming the Storm

Like the disciples, do you sometimes wonder whether Jesus cares about you and what you’re going through?

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4 kinds of sins (and the 1 God prefers)

If you’re going to sin against God, make sure you sin against him in the right way. Obviously, God doesn’t want you to sin…

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Really, Jesus? Carry my cross?

Wouldn’t you like to think that becoming a Christian and living the Christian life will make your life better? Doesn’t Scripture promise that God…