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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

Is God really with us?

You can be forgiven if you think that in reading devotional literature like these Grace Moments sometimes they seem to overdo the happy talk….

Life’s Challenges

Spread peace

I’m out of toilet paper. This is ridiculous. I don’t even understand why people are hoarding toilet paper, but now I’m regretting that time…

Life’s Challenges

If we can’t change the past, can we move forward?

My favorite movie of all time is Back to the Future. It tells the story of Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), who’s a senior…

Life’s Challenges

Sometimes God lets you fall

You know, all Christians, me included, really like the passages in Scripture that talk about God’s rescuing activity. We adore the stories of Daniel…

Life’s Challenges

Kintsugi

In most cultures when you break something, you either hide it or you throw it away. But centuries ago, the Japanese culture decided to…

Life’s Challenges

Explore your wilderness

“Can God really spread a table in the wilderness?” (Psalm 78:19). Can God provide what we desperately need when we feel lost and dead…

Life’s Challenges

Overcoming personal baggage

Some children show up for school each day with some pretty heavy life baggage: depression, sexual abuse, parental conflict, poverty, inadequate sleep and nutrition,…

Life’s Challenges

Restored to normal

When you look at Jesus’ miracles recorded in the New Testament, they all have one thing in common. They all restored what sin had…

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…

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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…