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Life’s Challenges

The problem with coping mechanisms

Each day seems to bring a new announcement or policy concerning the pandemic that challenges our normal way of life. At the church where…

Life’s Challenges

Finding your balance

I’m not usually a sucker for YouTube videos, but I watched one recently that showed a number of older gentlemen standing on a giant…

Living My Faith

It’s new, but God is with you

What’s new? I don’t ask that question to pass the time with small talk. I mean, what are you dealing with that is terrifyingly…

Living My Faith

You don’t know what you don’t know

My almost 18-year-old son is working with a contractor for the summer, mostly landscaping. When he asked if I wanted to make the front…

Living My Faith

Look back

When my eldest daughter popped into this world, everything was different. Marriage was different. Work was different. Sleep was WAY different. Life was different….

Prayer

The eternal value of prayer

Years ago I heard about a small church in Texas. Forty of its members fought in WWII. With the men of the congregation gone,…

Living My Faith

I’m confident in this

I’m not an overly confident person. I’m not the type to assume that everything will go well or according to plan. I’m not confident…

Prayer

You’ve got God’s phone number

Last year J. J. Watt, an NFL football player, made news when he gave out his phone number and invited people to connect with…

Life’s Challenges

Not the same

Since 2013, I’ve worked as an elderly companion. While caring for my first client, I met a lively British lady who lived through WWII….

Living My Faith

Good medicine

You are probably aware that the United States leads the world in consumption of antidepressant drugs—one in five adults gets prescription medication of one…

Social Issues

Honoring the slain

How would you describe Memorial Day? Somber? Contemplative? Celebratory? All three? Days like Memorial Day are important days where we take time to remember…

Living My Faith

Our heroes inspire me

About this time every year, we set aside a day to honor American heroes who gave up their lives with bravery and selflessness. I…