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Life’s Challenges

We’re only as sick as our secrets

Over the last few years, a number of high-profile Christians have been caught in scandals. Most recently, it’s been reported that the late apologist…

Living My Faith

Take the Baptism plunge

When I lived in the Milwaukee area, headline news on New Year’s Day announced the annual Polar Plunge. Every year people brave the frigid…

Depression & Anxiety

Keep an eye on your neighbor

Just a few days before Thanksgiving, one state’s governor faced severe backlash when she suggested that people should keep an eye on their neighbors—and…

Depression & Anxiety

God’s To-Do List for Depression

When we’re depressed, sometimes we naively think that if we just go to church, just sing the right song, or just say the right prayer, our depression will go away. But God’s to-do list for depression isn’t something he’s commanding us to do; it’s something he himself is getting done. Pastor Mike looks to a 3,000-year-old psalm to find how God is helping.

Life’s Challenges

Rest for the weary

The year 2020 has been wearisome. I don’t know that I’ve gotten more or less sleep, but politics and the pandemic have left me…

Life’s Challenges

I’m not what I used to be

When you’re young, life’s possibilities seem endless. You may be broke, indebted even, but you’ve got time. Plenty of time. You’ve got energy to…

Life’s Challenges

When saying “Thanks!” is hard

I got the text while I was at work. “We can’t come,” it read. Oh no. The visit we had been looking forward to…

Life’s Challenges

3 words that will change your election-year fear

The year 2020, it appears, is the year of fear. As I write these words, there’s no emotion that seems to have gripped more…

Life’s Challenges

Watching the nation burn

Wildfires have been raging across the Northwest. Smoke from those fires has been altering the weather for a long time now in Idaho where…

Life’s Challenges

A proper lament

My teenage son recently joined the ranks of those who can be given the moniker “Brace Face”—the world of orthodontia. This is a painful…

Life’s Challenges

Keep the Faith: GOD Endures

A protective father dies young. A talented teammate moves away. A close friend gets a new job. In a world where nothing–even the best things in life–lasts for long, all you need to do is read Psalm 136 to see what does endure forever.

Life’s Challenges

Solomon’s healthy perspective

Way before COVID-19 messed with our way of life, King Solomon looked at everything “under the sun” and said that it was all hevel,…