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Life’s Challenges

Refreshments

There’s a phrase in the English language that’s better than most things one can hear in life. I’m speaking, of course, of the statement:…

Living My Faith

In God’s house

“Lord, I love the house where you live, the place where your glory dwells” (Psalm 26:8). David loved God’s house. When he was away,…

Living My Faith

Let’s be presumptive positive

Two months ago I didn’t even know the words presumptive positive could go together. Then, in the beginning of August, 77 NFL players’ COVID-19…

Life’s Challenges

People fail

I have a pastoral pet peeve. Can I share it with you? I get annoyed when people give up on church too quickly. I…

Living My Faith

Church, we need to rise, or we will surely fall

It seems everywhere we look battle lines have been drawn. If we’re not careful, the church, like the country, will fall in division. Pastors…

Friends & Family

Lord, place us in families

Lord, even when we are surrounded by people, we can feel so alone. We feel isolated and cut off from others because no one…

Living My Faith

The Power of “And”: Spiritual and Religious

Those who lead the church have a high and holy calling. They can bring many people to Jesus or damage those whom God loves dearly. Therefore, the apostle Paul gives Titus–and us–high standards for our message and personal lifestyle.

Friends & Family

Laugh a little

Life can be so serious. There’s a lot of important stuff going on, important things we need to be doing, and important matters we…

Friends & Family

Comm-union

Would you think I was creepy if I told you that I like to watch people during Communion? Okay, I know that sounds slightly…

Friends & Family

Live like redwoods

When we lived in California, we visited the redwoods. What astonished us is that some of these trees started growing possibly when Jesus walked…

Living My Faith

Pray for leaders

You know the old saying about what drives the value of real estate, right? Location, location, location. Do you know what drives the growth…

Social Issues

Cancel culture

Cancel culture. A few years ago, I didn’t even know those words could be combined in a way that would make sense. Now, I…