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Life’s Challenges

The best way to begin your day

Each morning our bodies instinctively strive for harmony. Psychologists call this homeostasis, or equilibrium. For example, if we wake up tired, we reach for…

Depression & Anxiety

The ruminators

This one is for all the farm girls and boys out there. Y’all know that cattle are ruminators. Cows kill time lying around chewing…

Life’s Challenges

Worth the pain

Last week lots of people were putting their 2019 recap on social media. When I think of 2019, a C.S. Lewis quote comes to…

Life’s Challenges

Audience to the King

It will break a king’s heart if there is an injustice within his kingdom that he doesn’t know about. King David knew that. He…

Bible 101

When Christmas Isn’t Merry

Watch the entire devotional series from this week, as Pastor Jon talks about what we can do when the Christmas season isn’t so happy and merry.

Depression & Anxiety

The Christmas Season and Suicide

Are you struggling or do you know someone who is struggling with thoughts of suicide this Christmas season? Pastor Jon has a message of hope addressing this heavy topic.

Life’s Challenges

It’s Okay to Cry at Christmas

Christmas can be hard when you’re dealing with loss and trials. Your pain is real. But so is God’s love.

Life’s Challenges

Just be a kid

I hope you’ve seen the Hafod Hardware Christmas ad. The two-year-old going through the motions of running a store is a whole different level…

Depression & Anxiety

Becoming fully alive in the present

Every department store seems to be blasting the Christmas carol “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” But for many of you, that…

Social Issues

Social media, smartphones, and our spiritual health

2007 changed everything. In 2007 Facebook left college campuses and broke out into the rest of the world. In 2007 Twitter became its own…

Life’s Challenges

Addiction, recovery, and the church

A few months ago, my coworker Pastor Bill met with our city’s mayor. Pastor Bill asked him what the most critical issues in the…

Depression & Anxiety

God’s antidepressant

At the time when George Washington was president, over 90 percent of Americans were engaged in agriculture or agriculture-related work. In today’s work life,…