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Jesus wants to talk with you

She was sure she was on the right side of this. Yeah, the man speaking to her didn’t seem like he had it in…

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The truth is, my life is messy too

A couple months ago, I interviewed two women who had abortions. The particulars of each pregnancy—that neither were married, neither father wanted the pregnancy…

Living My Faith

It’s hard to love, but it’s worth it

Recently in Springfield, Missouri, people on the street noticed a man pacing on top of a downtown building. It became evident that he was…

Life’s Challenges

Why don’t they ask me for help?

All parents at one time or another have had the heartbreak of watching one of their kids struggle, muddle around, and make a mess…

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Be That Friend

If, by God’s grace, you aren’t the one in three or four who have experienced abuse, you might not know what to do to…

Who is God?

Fully present

There’s nothing quite like having someone’s full attention. They’re present. They’re listening. They have their phone put away, and their eyes are focused on…

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The path to true healing goes through Christ

“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. The righteous person may have many troubles, but the…

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Reach out in love to help those impacted by abuse

“In you, LORD, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame. In your righteousness, rescue me and deliver me; turn your…

Life’s Challenges

Carry on

Following the death of Prince Philip, I read a quote from Nick Bullen, who worked with the prince for his 90th birthday celebration. “He…

Social Issues

Should we be optimistic or pessimistic about humanity?

People are really frustrated with each other right now. There’s no shortage of issues on political, cultural, and personal life levels that can leave…

Life’s Challenges

When death seems to win

This year I’m really struggling with writing about Easter. For me that’s pretty weird, because I love Easter. I love Jesus. I love that…

Life’s Challenges

Get out of Satan’s mouth

The apostle Peter warned, “Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8). A good…