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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…

Living My Faith

Practicing gratitude

If your social media feed looks anything like mine in November, thankfulness and gratitude are making a comeback. In a buildup to Thanksgiving, friends…

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…

Bible 101

The walking dead

For many of you, your neighborhoods have started to look a lot like mine does. With Halloween just around the corner, there are all…

Who is God?

Holy, holy, holy

I learned a new word the other day. I fancy myself to be a word nerd with a decently large vocabulary, so this doesn’t…

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…

Living My Faith

Ordinary isn’t bad

Nothing about me in high school screamed “popular.” I mean, you only have to look at pictures of my hair and ask about my…

Prayer

Playing catch with God

Would you like to make the most of your time in prayer? Are you looking for ways to communicate with God that are thoughtful…

Prayer

Prayers and answers

“Lord, help.” “God, please . . .” “How long, Lord?” “Make it clear, Jesus. No, even clearer . . .” I don’t know if…

Prayer

Silence

I pray. I pray and I pray. Silence.   I yell. I yell and I yell. Silence louder still.   My daughter once told…

Prayer

Ask for more

If someone offered you a blank check, how much would you ask for? I suppose the answer would depend on the person who owned…

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…