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Life’s Challenges

Heating and pounding

Have you ever watched a silversmith work? It’s mesmerizing. As a child, I attended a renaissance festival and was captivated by the craftsmanship. The…

Life’s Challenges

Almost home

Did you know the average life expectancy in the U.S. according to WorldData is 74.5 years for men and 80.2 years for women? Subtract…

Life’s Challenges

When life is bleak

Sometimes everything is laid bare before us. We see clearly the reality of our situation and our neediness. We can assess how our own…

Life’s Challenges

Before the beginning

Feeling unsettled? scared? like it all depends on you? like you’re powerless to do what needs to be done? Feeling sick of others? tired…

Depression & Anxiety

How to overcome unwanted emotions

Emotions don’t have a morality. They are not good or bad, right or wrong. There is a proper time, place, and purpose for every…

Life’s Challenges

Forgiving yourself

When you’ve done wrong and it’s altered life, wrecked relationships, and can’t be undone, guilt comes. It suffocates and steals joy. Guilt presses you…

Life’s Challenges

Don’t give up on Jesus

We are three weeks into the new year, so maybe you, like me, have already started writing the correct year on important documents. How’s…

Life’s Challenges

Replaying the past

My daughter just learned (hopefully) a life lesson. While visiting friends on vacation, she yelled out in front of our hosts, “I refuse to…

Depression & Anxiety

Our desire for purpose is a proof of God

Sigmund Freud was one of the principal founders of the science of psychoanalysis and human psychology. He was an atheist who believed humans were…

Life’s Challenges

God cares (even now)

In a book by Tim Keller, I read the tale of a witch who turned unsuspecting travelers into stone. She had a cottage with…

Living My Faith

Stop it!

Way before Bob Newhart played Papa Elf in the wildly popular Christmas movie Elf (and I mean way before, like in my childhood), he…

Life’s Challenges

Are you tired?

The year is rapidly drawing to a close. December 25 has come and gone. Soon the presents will be put away, the fancy dishes…