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Life’s Challenges

Hope for the future

I just love it when my seed catalogs arrive in the mail this time of year! I like to take a day—in the deepest,…

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

Snow prowl

There’s usually one night (somewhere near the middle of winter) when my family—tired of being stuck inside—decides to go out for a snow prowl….

Depression & Anxiety

How to deal with anxiety (Part 5)

I loved the email I received from a fellow Christian who is doing better than ever in dealing with her anxiety. Her secret? She…

Friends & Family

Four reasons we need each other

Do you have a personal relationship with Jesus? That’s not necessarily a bad question. Our heavenly Father has no grandchildren. You can’t be a…

Living My Faith

Want more faith?

There is something tricky about church. Many of the things that we love about our favorite church have zero ability to strengthen our faith….

Living My Faith

Celebrate the managers

At the conclusion of the Wisconsin boys high school state Division 3 basketball championship game, all the players had been awarded their medals. It…

Living My Faith

What are you thankful for?

Let me set the scene for you. Thanksgiving Day. After having their hands slapped a few times in failed food-snitching attempts, the family finally…

Life’s Challenges

You’re not alone in life’s storms

In my young adult years, unshakable faith came easy. But recently—maybe because of an awareness of so many seemingly impossible situations or maybe because…

Living My Faith

Abuse: How can I help?

Have you been following along with the current Time of Grace series on abuse? If so, I’m betting you—like me—have been thinking a lot…

Social Issues

God exalts the humble

Around 2014, I met a man who had committed a felony against a minor. When the man was released from jail, he wondered if…