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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…

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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…

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Sitting with you

This is not what I intended to write. For a month now, I’ve had a topic chosen, and it’s been rattling around my mind…

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In a corona world, love like a local

I made the mistake (again) of checking the news today. The headlines (again) were global. “America may be at its most dangerous point.” “Italy…

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Coronavirus: The marathon you didn’t sign up for

The Corona 5K officially turned into a marathon. I could almost see the finish line of my 14-day, post-Israel self-quarantine when the news dropped….

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3 words that will change your corona-year fears

I am writing these words while quarantined. My bedroom has become my new office and our basement card table my new work space. Here…

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Spread peace

I’m out of toilet paper. This is ridiculous. I don’t even understand why people are hoarding toilet paper, but now I’m regretting that time…

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If we can’t change the past, can we move forward?

My favorite movie of all time is Back to the Future. It tells the story of Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), who’s a senior…

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Enough

“I didn’t get enough sleep last night.” “There’s not enough coffee to get me through this day.” “I didn’t study enough for that test.”…

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We’re not alone while we wait

It all started at Christmas. My husband and I were in church and the pastor shared how King Ahaz was told, “Therefore the Lord…

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Are there idols in your life?

Recently I’ve been reading through and teaching parts of the Old Testament. It’s easy to throw our Old Testament ancestors under the bus. Bowing…