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Living My Faith

The blessing of noticing and being noticed

Very often I sit by a 77-year-old woman at church. When she walks out of church, the pastor greets her with, “Good to see…

Life’s Challenges

Reassurance

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, nor height…

Living My Faith

Unzip that baggage

As a child of the 1980s, there were some interesting fashions: parachute pants, shoulder pads in sports coats, and my favorite—KangaRoos shoes, which were…

Friends & Family

The storms of life

My family and I were having a picnic, and it started to rain. As we watched the downpour, we started gathering up our picnic…

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…

Bible 101

You know

The prophet Jonah was sent to tell the people in the ancient city of Nineveh that God had taken notice of their wickedness. His…

Who is God?

The prodigal God (Lesson 3)

No sin is too big or done too often. No sin is too damaging to destroy God the Father’s love for you. What sin…

Living My Faith

That doesn’t seem right!

When Jesus taught the disciples about forgiveness, he said, “Even if they sin against you seven times in a day and seven times come…

Life’s Challenges

Hurt people hurt people

The Big Book of Revenge: Dozens of Wicked Ways to Have the Last Laugh. That was the title of a book donated to our…

Life’s Challenges

Why does God wait?

Why doesn’t God just end injustice? If our Father knows about all the unfair things that happen in our communities and in our lives,…

Living My Faith

Forget about the “perfect” Christmas

If you could change anything, what would it be? I’m not asking about world peace or cancer. We’re heading into Christmas, and this is…

Prayer

Unlike any other name

Psalm 54:1,2 says, “Save me, O God, by your name; vindicate me by your might. Hear my prayer, O God; listen to the words…