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Life’s Challenges

You are normal

When you find yourself addicted to destructive behavior, you might assume that you are not normal, the only one who struggles so deeply, so…

Life’s Challenges

Can God love me?

Did you ever hear about the day John Lennon, one of the Beatles, wrote a desperate note to a televangelist? In 1972 Lennon reached…

Bible 101

3 essential verses if you feel ashamed

If you frequently feel shame, that humiliation over your sins that makes you feel like you don’t belong and that you need to hide,…

Friends & Family

Drug court wisdom

The other day I was in a courtroom to offer encouragement to a friend facing serious legal charges for her drug-related decisions. The judge,…

Friends & Family

Your six hundred people

According to a 2013 New York Times study, you know about six hundred people. Put together your neighbors, family, friends, coworkers, church community, etc.,…

Life’s Challenges

Replacing thieves

We usually reserve the term addiction for the really bad stuff. Being labeled as an addict carries with it many stigmas. But in a…

Living My Faith

Using your time even better

Pastor Mike’s latest sermon series may challenge you a bit. It changed my perspective. Maybe you, like me, tend to justify the way you…

Living My Faith

You are what you look at

“The eye is the lamp of the body.” This strange image comes from Jesus’ famous Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5–7, specifically 6:22). He…

Life’s Challenges

Jesus lights the dark corners

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it” (John 1:5). We could return to these 13 words every day…

Life’s Challenges

Stock your arsenal

I’m not sure about you, but I don’t have too many enemies. I had that one terrible landlord once, a couple disgruntled employees, and…

Depression & Anxiety

Our desire for purpose is a proof of God

Sigmund Freud was one of the principal founders of the science of psychoanalysis and human psychology. He was an atheist who believed humans were…

Life’s Challenges

Preparing for the storm

My Florida friends spent last week preparing for Hurricane Ian. Some reinforced windows in their homes. Another packed up a bunch of her possessions…