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Living My Faith

Hoping for an apocalypse

It’s early January, and the official rules for bloggers state that I must write about resolutions. (That’s 100% accurate, but I’d prefer that you…

Life’s Challenges

Hurt people hurt people

The Big Book of Revenge: Dozens of Wicked Ways to Have the Last Laugh. That was the title of a book donated to our…

Bible 101

What are you giving?

Isn’t it amazing how children born to the same parents and raised in the same home can turn out so differently? It happened in…

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…

Living My Faith

Bringing light to the world

Last year at a Little League championship game, 12-year-old Kaiden Shelton threw a pitch that hit Isaiah Jarvis in the head. Isaiah fell to…

Living My Faith

Stress and rest

Set down your devices and devotional booklets for a second and flex with me. Feel that bicep as you curl your fist close to…

Living My Faith

God is our protection

A city built alongside a river tends to have opportunities for growth and prosperity. In Psalm 46:4,5, we learn of a river “whose streams…

Living My Faith

Where does your trust reside?

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains…

Living My Faith

Wait—THAT’S what I look like!

When you live in the same place for a long time, it becomes your baseline for normal. Noisy planes overhead become commonplace background noise….

Living My Faith

Time pressure

You and I are busy. Time is precious. Do you ever say, “But I don’t have time!”? These are some of the things we…

Living My Faith

The first Christians loved life

The Romans, as you may have heard, did not love children. Not only did they often abort them; they also “exposed” them, meaning that…

Living My Faith

Look for fullness

I’d like you to think about something I’m wrestling with. How do you see the Bible? Is it half empty, or is it full?…