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Life’s Challenges

Don’t forget to breathe

Somewhere between a pike press, a plank, and high knees, the instructor shouted, “Don’t forget to breathe!” “Who’s the idiot who forgets to breathe?”…

Life’s Challenges

Don’t just get by

A famous superhero claims that his shield is made from the strongest metal on earth. Nothing can break it! In Ephesians 6:16, the apostle…

Depression & Anxiety

Why, God?

A friend, colleague, husband, and father is suddenly called home to heaven. Why, God? Bluntly speaking, life stinks. When we grieve, and trust me,…

Depression & Anxiety

The most powerful antidepressant

Dr. Dale Archer, an American psychiatrist, once claimed that if he could package hope and hand it out, it would be better than any…

Life’s Challenges

Give thanks in ALL circumstances

Please reread yesterday’s devotion. There are often two ways of looking at a situation. Yes, that cameraman was fortunate. Yes, we have a reason…

Depression & Anxiety

.1% happy

If you don’t think being happy is hard, listen to the words of tenth-century ruler Abd al-Rahman III: “I have now reigned above fifty…

Depression & Anxiety

Un-deck the halls

I don’t know if “undecorate” is a word, but it’s easily my least favorite part of the Christmas season. It usually happens in early…

Depression & Anxiety

You are significant

There are plenty of things in life that leave you feeling insignificant. It could be something complicated like losing out on a promotion, or…

Depression & Anxiety

Always

I have a video of him clowning around in grade 6. Floppy hair, enormous grin. His arms are thrown over his friends’ shoulders. They…

Life’s Challenges

Your pain has a purpose

I recently read The Problem of Pain by C. S. Lewis, and it shattered some of my old ways of thinking about life’s troubles….

Depression & Anxiety

Is your God dead?

Early church reformer Martin Luther sometimes fell into periods of depression that could last for days. During one of these periods, his wife, Katie,…

Friends & Family

3 steps to better social connection

The health risks associated with a lack of human connection are equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Yikes. That’s not good news—and there’s…