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Life’s Challenges

Big or small

How big does a problem have to be before God is interested in it? I wonder about that sometimes when I hear children bring…

Life’s Challenges

Invisible poison—you need the cure

I had one of the worst days of my life recently when I took my baby in for his one-year-old checkup and found out…

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Learning to let go

When my son was born, he caught a cold in the hospital just before coming home. His little nostrils were plugged, and his breathing…

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Plan for a train

Plan for a train One of my daughter’s track coaches was known for being that kind of coach—the one who set a high bar…

Friends & Family

Never give up

Irene came of age during the Great Depression—a young mother before WWII. Her marriage was fraught with neglect and abuse as she raised her…

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Helping boys become men

In the 90s, I was a regular on the church basement seminar circuit. One of my presentations was entitled, “Helping Boys Become Men.” It…

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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…

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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…

Friends & Family

Even if they roll their eyes

There were some eye rollers around my dinner table. They had my surname and were eating my food. Whenever I took that occasion to…

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Why not just ask?

“Our Father in heaven . . . give us today our daily bread” (Matthew 6:9,11). I have prayed these words thousands of times. Not…

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The world we long for

I’m writing this devotion after innocence was shattered one more time. Children were killed at school. It seems disrespectful to call them children because…

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Only sleeping

Near the top of the most miserable of all human experiences is to suffer the death of a child. Every parent I know would…