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Life’s Challenges

Where’s your focus?

I’m not sure what you got for Christmas. I got COVID. Thankfully, my physical symptoms were mild. Unfortunately, my emotional and spiritual reactions were…

Life’s Challenges

Arise and shine. God is here!

Christmas joy and Christmas grief are the unavoidable extremes of Christmas. Parents of young children, the healthy, and those who have successfully had more…

Life’s Challenges

Something to give

I remember the exact date, time, and where I was when things started going downhill for our family this fall. We all experience it…

Life’s Challenges

All the marshmallows

Have you heard of the famous marshmallow experiment? In the 1960s, a Stanford professor tested hundreds of children ages 4-5 by sitting them down…

Life’s Challenges

In a world of conspiracies, how do you find the truth?

The Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma was prophetic. Granted it is ironic that Netflix produced a movie that bashed addictive media that removes people…

Life’s Challenges

Standing for the truth

My family recently watched the movie The Courier. It’s based on the true story of a British businessman who carried secrets from a spy…

Life’s Challenges

Why science might not be the best way to prove the Christian faith

I know quite a few parents whose adult children have renounced their faith recently. Their kids grew up in a Christian home, went to…

Life’s Challenges

wRESTle

If I’m honest, the list of things that have caught me by surprise in the past 18 months is pretty extensive. While I tend…

Life’s Challenges

You are not defeated

Do you ever feel defeated before you even get out of bed? The headlines from the day before or struggles of friends and families,…

Friends & Family

Let’s talk about sex (and God)

“So, what did your parents teach you about sex?” one of my friends asked a mutual friend as we devoured pizza on his back…

Life’s Challenges

Why do I keep overeating?

In grade school, I was the fat kid. I don’t know how else to say it, but I was the catcher from the movie…

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…