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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

All is well

There are things that go bump in the night that disturb our sleep. There are things that go bump in the daytime that disrupt our plans. There are…

Depression & Anxiety

It’s a scam

This summer, a Wisconsin woman answered her phone. A scammer claimed to be from the Social Security Administration and told the woman she would…

Life’s Challenges

Can you believe it?

Among my friends, the same topic comes up every year around this time. The friends who are teachers bring it up the most: Can you…

Depression & Anxiety

Praying at our wits’ end

We hit our limits by getting ahead of ourselves: stretching, trying, straining, falling, adjusting, and trying again. We gain wisdom from overreaching. We learn…

Depression & Anxiety

When suffering is unbearable

On June 2, 2019, Noa Pothoven died. Her death made the news around the world, all because of the circumstances surrounding it. Noa was…

Bible 101

God plays a long game

Try as we might, we can’t see into the future. We can guess, plot probabilities, and make predictions, but our ideas could be totally…

Bible 101

You’ll make it

The incarnation of Jesus is the centerpiece of human history for many reasons. God taking on human flesh sends a powerful message of how…

Friends & Family

Planning for marriage

As many brides are putting the finishing details on their dream weddings, two economics professors from Emory University are sounding a caution. In their…

Friends & Family

Do you think of me differently now?

We sat across from each other in a moment of silence. He had just shared with me some personal struggles. He was confused and…

Bible 101

When church hurts

Church at its best is magnificent: the Word is taught in its truth and purity, ideas about worship and ministry are freely exchanged, leaders…

Depression & Anxiety

When you’re hanging by a thread, remember who holds the spool

Dr. James Dobson is known for saying, “There are two kinds of people in the world: those who are suffering and those who will…

Friends & Family

An ode to the guy from the bathroom

I wish you would’ve met Charles. I assumed it was going to be a normal airport bathroom stop, squeezing my carry-on into the stall…