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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

Find Joy in All Circumstances

Watch the entire devotional series from this past week as Pastor Ben shows us how we can find joy no matter what is happening.

Depression & Anxiety

How to Handle an Emotional Roller Coaster

There’s a secret for how to overcome the roller coaster of emotions and anxious feelings.

Life’s Challenges

How to Forget the Things Weighing You Down

Do you feel like you can’t move forward until you fix your past? If so, Pastor Ben says don’t believe this lie.

Life’s Challenges

Why You Shouldn’t Keep Score

Do you find your identity in keeping score of your accomplishments? If so, that’s not healthy. Instead, Pastor Ben shares the record that really matters.

Life’s Challenges

How You Find Joy During Unlikely Times

“This shouldn’t happen this way.” How many times have you found yourself thinking these words this year? Pastor Ben says to focus instead on another phrase in order to find joy during these times.

Life’s Challenges

Naughty fever! Bad fever!

I have limits to how much stress and trouble I can absorb when reading the news. When I’ve had enough, I just have to…

Life’s Challenges

Deep trouble

What’s the worst trouble you’ve ever been in? Persistent unemployment? Disabling automobile accident? Massive debts? In jail? Caught cheating on your spouse? Multiple DWIs?…

Life’s Challenges

Big forgiveness, big love

There are some very bad boys in the Bible. Some bad girls too. One of them had been so convicted and so encouraged by…

Life’s Challenges

People fail

I have a pastoral pet peeve. Can I share it with you? I get annoyed when people give up on church too quickly. I…

Life’s Challenges

I feel overwhelmed

Sometimes life is good—you’re caught up with all your obligations, bills paid, health good, daily pressures manageable, no crises at work. But other days…

Life’s Challenges

Are You in a Good Place?

In order to be a good neighbor, you need to take care of yourself and be in a good place. How do you get there? Jesus told his disciples the simple answer.

Life’s Challenges

Watching the nation burn

Wildfires have been raging across the Northwest. Smoke from those fires has been altering the weather for a long time now in Idaho where…