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Life’s Challenges

Breaking branches

There’s a scene in the movie National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation where Aunt Bethany’s cat is gnawing on a string of lights. The cat ends…

Life’s Challenges

Christmas is a time for war

How would you finish this sentence? Christmas is a time for ________. I bet I could predict the top answers—Peace. Hope. Joy. Love. Family….

Life’s Challenges

I think I can. . . . I know God can

“I think I can. . . . I think I can. . . . I think I can,” said the little engine that could….

Life’s Challenges

The Lord hears

Joseph Scriven was born in Ireland in 1819. He grew up, earned a degree, and fell in love. The night before his wedding, his…

Life’s Challenges

Sleepless nights

You would think that David, the king of Israel, would have had it easy because he had servants and officials. (I’m pretty sure a…

Life’s Challenges

The #1 reason people reject Jesus

When you were a teenager, did your mom ever rudely open the blinds in your room while you were still sleeping? Do you know…

Life’s Challenges

A long obedience

“Fat” is a label that many of us put on ourselves without having any help from the peanut gallery of body-shamers. We can’t hide…

Life’s Challenges

Idolatry seems to work

It’s not too hard to mock the Israelites for their seemingly endless fascination with worshiping Baal, the storm god of the Canaanites, and his…

Life’s Challenges

What would you do?

Hypothetical questions can be dangerous, but I’ll ask this one anyway. What would you be willing to do for 10 million dollars? In a…

Life’s Challenges

Someone hold my hand

This may not seem very manly, but sometimes I just need someone to hold my hand. I need affection. That’s what I love about…

Life’s Challenges

You’ve got a different view (Part 2)

(A four-hour flight means I’ve had plenty of time to mull over just how different the view is from my window seat as opposed…

Life’s Challenges

You’ve got a different view (Part 1)

As I’m writing this, I’m sitting in the window seat of an airplane. The woman in the middle seat has been looking out the…