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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…

Living My Faith

What this televangelist learned from televangelists

If words mean anything, I am technically a televangelist. Tele = “TV.” Ev = “Good” in Greek. Angel =“Messenger” in Greek. Since I am…

Living My Faith

Late isn’t an option

Recently a teen got the attention of the world when she tried to wake people up to the issue of climate change. She was…

Social Issues

Time for a renovation

I drove by a strip club today. Well, a former strip club. This place of business closed down and went up for sale after…

Life’s Challenges

He knows you by name

How many people know you? I mean, really know you? Your spouse or close family members, your best friend, someone you’ve worked closely with…

Depression & Anxiety

How to switch from reacting to preventing suicide

I met her at the airport. Within a few minutes, the woman told me, “I’ve been at two funerals in the past two months—and…

Living My Faith

To Fitbit or not to Fitbit?

That is my question. Many of you already wear an activity tracker device. You have an Apple Watch, Fitbit, or a Garmin running watch….

Friends & Family

Forgive and learn

Perhaps you’re familiar with the saying “forgive and forget.” This concept takes its cue from God’s Word in Jeremiah 31:34: “I will forgive their…

Life’s Challenges

The thing you need more than more time

I had a light bulb spiritual moment the other day. My friend and I were reflecting on the past summer, sharing struggles and spiritual…

Living My Faith

Showing up

Woody Allen is credited with saying, “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” If you check other sources, he might also have said that…

Depression & Anxiety

It’s a scam

This summer, a Wisconsin woman answered her phone. A scammer claimed to be from the Social Security Administration and told the woman she would…