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Life’s Challenges

His eye is on the sparrow

Back in the spring of 1905, a songwriter named Civilla Martin and her husband became friends with Mr. and Mrs. Doolittle, two devout Christians…

Depression & Anxiety

Mr. Lonely

Ready or not, here it comes. Jingle bells rockin’ round your Christmas tree with your little drummer boy and your Santa baby while you…

Life’s Challenges

God isn’t scared—even when we are

A few years ago, I had a hard conversation that upended my world. The grief I felt was immense. There was a real fear…

Depression & Anxiety

Messy comfort

My ten-year-old is a big stuffed animal guy. He sleeps with one fox, one dog, four bears, two monkeys, one woolly mammoth, and at…

Living My Faith

Don’t waste your worry

A friend clued me in to using stickers on my fingernails. Nail polish is not an option for me, since as a nursing assistant…

Life’s Challenges

I’ll be happy when . . .

I’ll be happy when I’m done with school. I’ll be happy when I’m married. I’ll be happy when I have kids. I’ll be happy…

Life’s Challenges

The beauty on the other side of pain

One of my dearest friends is a potter. She wasn’t always. In truth, it’s what she turned to after a grueling season of chemo…

Life’s Challenges

Ask questions; state God’s truth

Sad things have been on my mind. A high school friend said goodbye to his wife after her long battle with cancer, and someone…

Life’s Challenges

Humanity + Divinity x Eternity

Whenever the headlines of racism and injustice get me down, I turn to one of the Bible’s most inspiring parts, Revelation chapter 7: “Therefore,…

Life’s Challenges

Why the Father lets you suffer

Have you ever wondered why our loving Father lets his children suffer? At any time, God could push the big red button in his…

Life’s Challenges

Healed

Dumb mosquito. It bit me, and a week later I was flat on my back. My temperature shot up to 104 degrees. An ice…

Living My Faith

Don’t lose your Easter joy

Have you noticed secular society largely ignores Easter? I suppose if you don’t believe in Jesus, there’s no reason to celebrate him rising from…