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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

Spiritual food

What is the most unique thing you have ever eaten? Let me take you to the island of Antigua. I was there on a…

Life’s Challenges

Self-control is a “fruit”

I wish self-control was a microwavable meal. Pop in a prayer request, wait a minute or two, and your self-control comes out, steaming and…

Life’s Challenges

Telling the future

My husband and I were walking in downtown Madison, WI, and passed a man who held a cardboard sign that read, “Tarot Readings.” I…

Life’s Challenges

You are normal

When you find yourself addicted to destructive behavior, you might assume that you are not normal, the only one who struggles so deeply, so…

Life’s Challenges

The gift of now

Listening to the news and the watercooler gossip about the news, there’s a pretty good consensus that everyone’s positive everything’s bad in the world….

Life’s Challenges

Seek truth

It’s hard to know what to do when you don’t know what is true. I felt that way when COVID first hit. As the…

Friends & Family

The storms of life

My family and I were having a picnic, and it started to rain. As we watched the downpour, we started gathering up our picnic…

Depression & Anxiety

The most powerful antidepressant

Dr. Dale Archer, an American psychiatrist, once claimed that if he could package hope and hand it out, it would be better than any…

Life’s Challenges

Big or small

How big does a problem have to be before God is interested in it? I wonder about that sometimes when I hear children bring…

Life’s Challenges

God is working

People, even people within our Christian circles, do destructive, harmful, secretive things. David expresses it well in Psalm 64:6: “They plot injustice and say,…

Depression & Anxiety

When the fever breaks

Having the flu is no fun, especially when it’s accompanied by aches, fever, and chills that make you toss and turn all night, shivering…

Life’s Challenges

Give thanks in ALL circumstances

Please reread yesterday’s devotion. There are often two ways of looking at a situation. Yes, that cameraman was fortunate. Yes, we have a reason…