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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

Better is good

Forget about perfect. It’s not going to happen. Only God is perfect. I suggest we focus on something more attainable like being better. We…

Life’s Challenges

Number one

A certain fifth-grade class has had a dodgy reputation since kindergarten. They tattle and talk back and can’t form a line without arguing about…

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God answers

“How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever? . . . How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and day after day have…

Life’s Challenges

Thankful for the thorn

“I begged the Lord three times to take it away from me. But he told me: ‘My kindness is all you need. My power…

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Forget about it!

Looking back can be dangerous. Once unthinkable, Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile on May 6, 1954. Forty-six days later, John Landy broke Bannister’s…

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Stand

Around 11 p.m. on Christmas Day in 1776, George Washington and his troops famously crossed the Delaware River (looking as gallant as all the…

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Jesus isn’t afraid of your fears

Researchers say that at least 645 known fears exist. Like the fear of heights, fear of spiders, fear of change, fear of failure, fear…

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Ask questions; state God’s truth

Sad things have been on my mind. A high school friend said goodbye to his wife after her long battle with cancer, and someone…

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Sober eyes

The addiction recovery group at my church has dubbed itself “Sober Eyes.” It was started by a recovering addict. He knew other addicts who…

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Humanity + Divinity x Eternity

Whenever the headlines of racism and injustice get me down, I turn to one of the Bible’s most inspiring parts, Revelation chapter 7: “Therefore,…

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Why the Father lets you suffer

Have you ever wondered why our loving Father lets his children suffer? At any time, God could push the big red button in his…

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America needs a conscience

America needs a conscience. We’re in a moment that’s begging for a leader with integrity who can help us form a national conscience out…