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Living My Faith

Worth it!

No sleep. Hours of painful labor. Eight thousand diaper changes. Thousands of dollars in clothing and braces and education and frozen pizzas. Looking back…

Life’s Challenges

Ask questions; state God’s truth

Sad things have been on my mind. A high school friend said goodbye to his wife after her long battle with cancer, and someone…

Living My Faith

Don’t lose your Easter joy

Have you noticed secular society largely ignores Easter? I suppose if you don’t believe in Jesus, there’s no reason to celebrate him rising from…

Life’s Challenges

The Lord will be your confidence

The Israelite army was afraid. In fact, King “Saul and all the Israelites were dismayed and terrified” (1 Samuel 17:11) because of the giant…

Social Issues

A perspective on problems

Life is full of problems. It seems for every one issue that gets resolved there are two more frustrating dilemmas that pop up. The…

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…

Prayer

Scam likely

Two or three times a day, caller ID gives me a heads-up that the person calling is probably nefarious. “Scam Likely,” it warns me….

Life’s Challenges

Arresting anger

If God said to me, “Jason, I will give you one chance to change the world. I will answer one prayer immediately. Make it…

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…

Taboo

The truth is, my life is messy too

A couple months ago, I interviewed two women who had abortions. The particulars of each pregnancy—that neither were married, neither father wanted the pregnancy…

Taboo

Be That Friend

If, by God’s grace, you aren’t the one in three or four who have experienced abuse, you might not know what to do to…

Living My Faith

Abusive talk

One of my children patiently explained to me once why he would ridicule and belittle his younger sibling. “Dad,” he said, “I’m just getting…