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I believe in Jesus as my Savior! So, now what? Learn more about how you’re completely changed through the work of Jesus and what that means for your everyday life.

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Why isn’t God doing what I want him to do?

It takes a lot of courage to say this, but sometimes (a lot of the time?!) I question God and his timing. I bet…

Living My Faith

Take your kids church shopping

On New Year’s Eve morning, my home congregation didn’t have a worship service, so my family tried something new. Instead of doing a devotion…

Life’s Challenges

We can’t let fear rule

Just one week ago, the phone rang at 11:40 P.M. Her shaking voice said, “Mom, I’m okay, but . . .” Then she told…

Friends & Family

One question to ask when you’re looking for “The One”

My husband and I agree that if we had lived in the same city when we were dating, we probably wouldn’t be married. At…

Life’s Challenges

Attention middle-of-the-night worriers!

I am so good at not worrying. Ha! . . . until I wake up at 2 A.M. And then all my stress catches up with…

Depression & Anxiety

Breaking the silence on mental health

It’s not unusual for the Royal Family to be in the news. But this time the reason is unusual. For the first time, two princes…

Life’s Challenges

Talk to yourself. Don’t listen to yourself.

There I was, just before the workout began, whining about what was ahead. Mainly I was nervous because the movements that day weren’t exactly…

Life’s Challenges

Christmas expectations

The incessant song reminds us: “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Is that true for you—or not? While we’d all love to…

Friends & Family

Talking to your kids about dating

A few years ago, one of my daughter’s homework assignments included having a conversation with her parents—about dating. While the phrase “living on a…

Friends & Family

6 ways to show your kids they are precious to you

Adam LaRoche—a baseball player for the Chicago White Sox—walked away from 13 million dollars. When the team’s vice president told LaRoche that his 14-year-old…

Living My Faith

Praying for the ordinary

There is no shortage of prayer needs, right? Churches set up entire prayer chains to pray for people who are either suffering or rejoicing….

Life’s Challenges

I wish I could disappear when I sin (and why I know I can’t)

In June Tullian Tchividjian, a well-known, often-quoted pastor who loved to preach about God’s unlimited grace, stepped down because of an affair. In typical…