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Known and loved

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. A guy in a suit and tie walks into a bar; everyone in the place turns…

Friends & Family

The faces of Mom and Dad

Picture your parents in your mind’s eye. In all that you see, do you also envision the face of God superimposed over theirs? In…

Friends & Family

Dear Mom

Dear Mom, I miss you every day. Your motto rings in my ears: “Put on the full armor of God” (Ephesians 6:11). I appreciate…

Friends & Family

Moms can do most things that Jesus can’t

Jesus ascended into heaven. He’s no longer physically here, but seated at the right hand of the Father, he is ruling all things with…

Friends & Family

Jesus Doesn’t Make Sense: It’s OK to Disrespect Your Mom?

Sometimes there are things in the Bible that don’t make sense. So how do we read these confusing passages? Particularly this one where Jesus calls his mother, “Woman”? In this series, Pastor Jon looks at Jesus’ miracle of turning water into wine—and how it helps us understand God’s actions in our lives.

Living My Faith

Hey, you kids!

My ten-year-old buddies and I were messing around in a home under construction in our neighborhood. It was nighttime. We weren’t damaging anything, but…

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…

Living My Faith

“You suck”

My son, husband, and I were listening to a presentation by a mental performance coach. He invited a dozen high school football players to…

Life’s Challenges

Stop comparing

I was reading a book the other day, and I stole this question: “Would you rather have $70,000 today or $70,000 in 1900?” You…

Living My Faith

Just four things

One of my favorite memes was based on a tweet from 2018: My 3yo said she wanted to be an astronaut, and I said…

Life’s Challenges

Arise and shine. God is here!

Christmas joy and Christmas grief are the unavoidable extremes of Christmas. Parents of young children, the healthy, and those who have successfully had more…

Living My Faith

Jesus’ little friend

Jesus’ disciples on occasion were a little too full of themselves. Jesus was a child magnet—they loved his tone and presence—but the disciples viewed…