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Bible 101

No longer stinky

My son is 18 months old, and while I love him dearly and he can be painfully adorable sometimes, other times—he drives me a…

Life’s Challenges

Chill out

About eight years ago at a local Barnes & Noble, while looking at the overpriced DVDs, I found something amusing. Those who say God…

Living My Faith

The true measure of hope

Did you know that psychologists have created a scientific method for measuring hope? It’s called the Adult Hope Scale (AHS). This scale defines hope…

Living My Faith

The most important thing about you

The theologian A. W. Tozer famously said, “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us”…

Bible 101

3 essential verses if you feel ashamed

If you frequently feel shame, that humiliation over your sins that makes you feel like you don’t belong and that you need to hide,…

Friends & Family

Hurry home

When my children were young, I used to wait at the end of the driveway on the first days of school. It was always…

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…

Life’s Challenges

Whom he walked toward

The miracle of Peter walking on water always amazed me. I wondered what it must have been like for him to take that first…

Depression & Anxiety

How to deal with anxiety (Part 5)

I loved the email I received from a fellow Christian who is doing better than ever in dealing with her anxiety. Her secret? She…

Depression & Anxiety

How to deal with anxiety (Part 4)

Out of the 30 times that words like worry and anxiety show up in the Bible, 8 of them are in Jesus’ classic teaching…

Depression & Anxiety

How to deal with anxiety (Part 2)

This might sound like heresy, but if you’re super anxious, it might be better to start with breathing than with your Bible. I say…

Friends & Family

Four reasons we need each other

Do you have a personal relationship with Jesus? That’s not necessarily a bad question. Our heavenly Father has no grandchildren. You can’t be a…