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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

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

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

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…

Life’s Challenges

Are there idols in your life?

Recently I’ve been reading through and teaching parts of the Old Testament. It’s easy to throw our Old Testament ancestors under the bus. Bowing…

Life’s Challenges

This is only a test

The Israelites and their great leader Joshua had conquered the central portion of the land of Canaan. But they didn’t finish the job. The…

Life’s Challenges

The best way to begin your day

Each morning our bodies instinctively strive for harmony. Psychologists call this homeostasis, or equilibrium. For example, if we wake up tired, we reach for…

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Worth the pain

Last week lots of people were putting their 2019 recap on social media. When I think of 2019, a C.S. Lewis quote comes to…

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Audience to the King

It will break a king’s heart if there is an injustice within his kingdom that he doesn’t know about. King David knew that. He…

Life’s Challenges

What do you mean “repentance”?

Contrary to what a lot of people think, it is not their sins that threaten to put them in hell forever. It is their…