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Should we be optimistic or pessimistic about humanity?

People are really frustrated with each other right now. There’s no shortage of issues on political, cultural, and personal life levels that can leave…

Life’s Challenges

The gift you didn’t know you gave

God bless you if you were a good kid. God bless you for not causing trouble. God bless you if creating drama for others…

Living My Faith

You’ll be a pro in no time

My teenagers had a day off of school, so on that -9-degree morning, we headed to a nearby training facility. While my teens were…

Living My Faith

The Sunday school story

I can’t remember her name, but I’ll never forget what she taught me in that musty church basement. We started with Jesus stories and…

Life’s Challenges

The prayer of a struggling believer

Father, I’m struggling right now. My heart is heavy, and I don’t even fully understand what I’m feeling. I know I’ve messed up. I’ve…

Living My Faith

Can children believe in Jesus?

Do you know what kind of people really impress Jesus? Children. Little children. Even infants. They don’t overanalyze. Their brains don’t get in the…

Life’s Challenges

Backline and nonessential workers: You were made for such a time as this

A few weeks back, I read an article about the ICU staff working with COVID patients in England. The article stated that these frontline…

Who is God?

Our Father

I never thought I would be the guy to stare at children while they sleep. But I do. When I get home late from…

Living My Faith

Teaching kids to live generously

Here’s the scene: Mall atrium. Mall Santa sitting on a puffy red chair surrounded by world-worn, shady-looking elves. Long line of squirmy kids accompanied…

Depression & Anxiety

Keep an eye on your neighbor

Just a few days before Thanksgiving, one state’s governor faced severe backlash when she suggested that people should keep an eye on their neighbors—and…

Friends & Family

The glory of grandparenting

Grandparenting is great. (Full disclosure: I do not know that from personal experience. I base that assertion on the empirical evidence of the many…

Living My Faith

When Having No Filter Is Good

Sometimes we adults need to be like children and have no verbal filter. Pastor Dave explains.