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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,…

Living My Faith

Come as you are

The photo at the bottom of this blog is what I looked like after 30 minutes with a makeup artist who used not one…

Life’s Challenges

4 kinds of sins (and the 1 God prefers)

If you’re going to sin against God, make sure you sin against him in the right way. Obviously, God doesn’t want you to sin…

Life’s Challenges

Don’t Block God’s Blessings Compilation

Watch the entire devotional series from this week, as Pastor Jon recounts the little known story of Mephibosheth to help us see how God blesses us regardless of the challenges in our lives.

Life’s Challenges

Don’t Be Afraid Before God

God shows kindness to us even though we don’t deserve it.

Depression & Anxiety

How to switch from reacting to preventing suicide

I met her at the airport. Within a few minutes, the woman told me, “I’ve been at two funerals in the past two months—and…

Life’s Challenges

Saving Your Self-Esteem

How’s your self-esteem? Remember that your value and self-worth aren’t tied to what you’ve done.

Life’s Challenges

Can You Help Those Who Can’t Help Themselves?

Why should you show love and kindness to those who don’t deserve it?

Life’s Challenges

Take People at Their Word

What do you do when you think someone is lying to you?

Life’s Challenges

Punished for Others’ Mistakes

Why do we have to shoulder the burden and weight of other people’s mistakes?

Depression & Anxiety

When suffering is unbearable

On June 2, 2019, Noa Pothoven died. Her death made the news around the world, all because of the circumstances surrounding it. Noa was…