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Honoring the slain

How would you describe Memorial Day? Somber? Contemplative? Celebratory? All three? Days like Memorial Day are important days where we take time to remember…

Life’s Challenges

Spring in our steps with God

The groundhog never saw this one coming. Longest. Winter. Ever. I live in Wisconsin; we Midwesterners are used to being stuck inside over the…

Depression & Anxiety

It’s the virus

I’m a relatively calm and cheery person, but lately I’ve been on edge and even short-tempered. Obviously, quarantine life is affecting me, but I…

Life’s Challenges

Not safer at home

Not everyone is safer at home. In the U.S. more than 10 million people are victims of intimate partner physical violence each year—an average…

Life’s Challenges

When it’s time to let go

How good are you at letting go? Sometimes, despite my best efforts, I worry about what’s to come. I think we’re all feeling some…

Life’s Challenges

Three quarantine insights

We’ve been “stuck at home/safer at home” for over a month now, and it feels a lot longer than that. And here are a…

Life’s Challenges

The Corona Survival Guide for Couples

Day 1 The #1 thing for couples to do Healthy relationships were already hard enough. Creating and maintaining a you-first, quick-to-listen, how-can-I-help relationship took…

Taboo

Don’t let porn become corona’s pandemic

I wish the pastor’s text was wrong about porn. A colleague of mine shared some recent data about the correlation between cases of the…

Life’s Challenges

The Corona Survival Guide for Singles

Day 1 The Savior gets the single life The coronavirus has made being single very complicated. There are, as you may have seen on…

Life’s Challenges

Finding purpose in the pandemic

One reason that this global crisis is so challenging is that, for many of us, we have never experienced anything like it. Yes, we…

Life’s Challenges

The Corona Survival Guide for Parents

Day 1 Start and end with grace Question: What’s the definition of a hot mess? Answer: Trying to video chat while your three-year-old is…

Life’s Challenges

During corona, your pastor needs you

The other day, the pastors at our congregation wanted to make sure our church was making it through the new world that the coronavirus…