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Life’s Challenges

The Lord will be your confidence

The Israelite army was afraid. In fact, King “Saul and all the Israelites were dismayed and terrified” (1 Samuel 17:11) because of the giant…

Depression & Anxiety

What lux!

February. The longest shortest month of the year. Thankfully the Roman emperors who modified the calendar gave it only 28 days and only allowed…

Life’s Challenges

Feeling overwhelmed

Life can be overwhelming sometimes. Several years ago, one of my lovely kids accidentally spilled a stinky, dead snail down the back seat of…

Depression & Anxiety

Help carry the load

On January 30, Cheslie Kryst, Miss USA 2019, died by suicide. With a law degree and an MBA, she was a civil attorney, a…

Life’s Challenges

Embracing trouble

I don’t know about you, but I’m not a big fan of pain. When I was pregnant with my first child, I vowed, “I’m…

Life’s Challenges

Accepting

I have an acceptance disorder. It’s because I buy into the idea that “everything is possible for one who believes” (Mark 9:23). That creates…

Living My Faith

A different government?

How many governmental promises have been uttered in the U.S. since the beginning of our democracy? How many of these promises have you or…

Life’s Challenges

Praise the Lord for his amazing victory

Sometimes you might think you’ll never see or feel anything good again. The pain of losing a loved one can be difficult to recover…

Life’s Challenges

Where’s your focus?

I’m not sure what you got for Christmas. I got COVID. Thankfully, my physical symptoms were mild. Unfortunately, my emotional and spiritual reactions were…

Bible 101

Humble and happy

Have I ever told you about my note cards? One of the few stories I repeat often in my teaching is the research I…

Life’s Challenges

Arise and shine. God is here!

Christmas joy and Christmas grief are the unavoidable extremes of Christmas. Parents of young children, the healthy, and those who have successfully had more…

Social Issues

Reflecting on kids and crisis during Christmas

I recently attended a seminar held in my city about mental health, suicide, and crisis prevention. The statistics and stories from my part of…