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Life’s Challenges

Carry on

Following the death of Prince Philip, I read a quote from Nick Bullen, who worked with the prince for his 90th birthday celebration. “He…

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When death seems to win

This year I’m really struggling with writing about Easter. For me that’s pretty weird, because I love Easter. I love Jesus. I love that…

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Get out of Satan’s mouth

The apostle Peter warned, “Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8). A good…

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The prayer of a struggling believer

Father, I’m struggling right now. My heart is heavy, and I don’t even fully understand what I’m feeling. I know I’ve messed up. I’ve…

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Backline and nonessential workers: You were made for such a time as this

A few weeks back, I read an article about the ICU staff working with COVID patients in England. The article stated that these frontline…

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We’re only as sick as our secrets

Over the last few years, a number of high-profile Christians have been caught in scandals. Most recently, it’s been reported that the late apologist…

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What you can’t see

Did you get to see the great conjunction on December 21? I didn’t. This was the date that Jupiter and Saturn were in the…

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Take the best of 2020 into 2021

“It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.” If we didn’t know better, we might think Charles Dickens was referring…

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Rest for the weary

The year 2020 has been wearisome. I don’t know that I’ve gotten more or less sleep, but politics and the pandemic have left me…

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Canceling Thanksgiving

I spoke recently with someone who works for a major airline. She said that flight cancelations around Thanksgiving have been staggering. I talked to…

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When saying “Thanks!” is hard

I got the text while I was at work. “We can’t come,” it read. Oh no. The visit we had been looking forward to…

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3 words that will change your election-year fear

The year 2020, it appears, is the year of fear. As I write these words, there’s no emotion that seems to have gripped more…