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Life’s Challenges

Don’t just get by

A famous superhero claims that his shield is made from the strongest metal on earth. Nothing can break it! In Ephesians 6:16, the apostle…

Depression & Anxiety

Quiet; be still

I’ve never been in a boat in rough water. Have you? I almost drowned when I was about ten, so choppy water makes me…

Life’s Challenges

The gift of now

Listening to the news and the watercooler gossip about the news, there’s a pretty good consensus that everyone’s positive everything’s bad in the world….

Friends & Family

The storms of life

My family and I were having a picnic, and it started to rain. As we watched the downpour, we started gathering up our picnic…

Depression & Anxiety

When the fever breaks

Having the flu is no fun, especially when it’s accompanied by aches, fever, and chills that make you toss and turn all night, shivering…

Life’s Challenges

Give thanks in ALL circumstances

Please reread yesterday’s devotion. There are often two ways of looking at a situation. Yes, that cameraman was fortunate. Yes, we have a reason…

Life’s Challenges

Don’t give up without a fight!

“Thy will be done” (Luke 11:2 KJV). This can be hard to pray when we or those we love are facing dire circumstances. Perhaps,…

Life’s Challenges

Can God love me?

Did you ever hear about the day John Lennon, one of the Beatles, wrote a desperate note to a televangelist? In 1972 Lennon reached…

Life’s Challenges

The rock that is higher

In northeastern Wyoming, a monolithic rock formation called Devil’s Tower rises 867 feet out of the dry and flat land. You can see it…

Depression & Anxiety

Jesus is with you

Times are hard. These words of Psalm 60 may just roll off your tongue: “You have rejected us, God, and burst upon us; you…

Life’s Challenges

Good cuts from an expert

A diamond needs to be cut in order to achieve its greatest beauty. That kind of seems counterintuitive, doesn’t it? How can cutting a…

Depression & Anxiety

Better than a second chance

In the past, it was easy for me to feed into my fears about entering the public ministry, especially since serving God’s people was…