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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

Held together in Jesus

“You’ve got it so together!” Has anyone ever said that to you? If you’re like me, when you hear those words, your first thought…

Life’s Challenges

The gift of less to lose

One of the best gifts God ever gave me was getting to a point where I had less to lose. I am not trying…

Life’s Challenges

Enough

“I didn’t get enough sleep last night.” “There’s not enough coffee to get me through this day.” “I didn’t study enough for that test.”…

Life’s Challenges

Strong tower

I will never forget standing behind the walls of Masada. Just west of the Dead Sea, Masada is an ancient fortress built on a…

Life’s Challenges

God’s gift of love

Valentine’s Day is about giving gifts to people you love. Picking a gift can be difficult because a gift communicates what you think of…

Life’s Challenges

Wrestling with God

“So Jacob was left alone. Then a man wrestled with him until dawn. When the man saw that he could not win against Jacob,…

Life’s Challenges

The reality you will never know

Have you ever heard someone who is going through a tough time say, “What do people do who don’t have Jesus in their lives?”…

Life’s Challenges

The Simple Truth About Positivity

It’s nearly impossible to stay positive when you’ve got so much baggage. But remember this . . .

Life’s Challenges

Do something!

Psychologists, substance abuse counselors, and social workers have a last-ditch strategy when helping someone out of destructive behaviors seems to have hit a brick…

Life’s Challenges

The Secret to Finding Positivity

When you’re struggling and comfort seems so far away, what do you do? Pastor Jared helps you remember that your calling is tied to finding positivity.

Life’s Challenges

Wrestling with the devil

“Keep your mind clear, and be alert. Your opponent the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion as he looks for someone to…

Life’s Challenges

We’re not alone while we wait

It all started at Christmas. My husband and I were in church and the pastor shared how King Ahaz was told, “Therefore the Lord…