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Bible 101

3 words that will change your Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a spiritually dangerous time of year. Why? Because this is a season when many of us put our joy, happiness, peace, and…

Living My Faith

Come as you are

The photo at the bottom of this blog is what I looked like after 30 minutes with a makeup artist who used not one…

Friends & Family

God help me assume the best and speak no ill

“We should fear and love God that we do not tell lies about our neighbor, betray him, or give him a bad name, but…

Life’s Challenges

4 kinds of sins (and the 1 God prefers)

If you’re going to sin against God, make sure you sin against him in the right way. Obviously, God doesn’t want you to sin…

Living My Faith

How do you define perfection?

On Sunday, October 18, Aaron Rodgers earned a perfect passer rating of 158.3. He is the only Packers quarterback who has ever finished a…

Living My Faith

What’s the most important decision you’ll make today?

You make countless decisions each day. What to wear. What to eat. How to spend your time. Some decisions are more critical than others….

Living My Faith

Church potluck

Aside from the obvious ones like raindrops on roses and warm woolen mittens, I have another favorite thing: a good old-fashioned church potluck. People…

Living My Faith

What I pray (almost) every morning

There’s a passage I pray almost every morning. I say “almost” because I’m not a morning person. Some mornings I wake up in a…

Living My Faith

The other three-fourths

If you’ve read the gospels, you’ve come across the lists of the 12 disciples. Peter is spoken of the most, then John. James gets…

Taboo

I love my tattoo (and what I said to those who didn’t)

Recently, I posted a picture on Instagram that got as many comments as my previous 19 pictures combined. What caused the stir? My tattoo….

Living My Faith

I’m tired of rivalries

In the past two weeks, I’ve had a couple of people from two different schools say things—either outright or subtly—to let me know we…

Living My Faith

My heart’s playlist

One of the great benefits of living at this time in history is the wealth of resources and encouragement that believers who lived before…