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Who is God?

I will handle it

On my wedding day, my mom gifted me with something that I finally realized the full weight of today (15 years later). We were…

Who is God?

God is with you

It was mid-July. A discussion broke out in our car between our two older boys regarding when school was going to start.  “Not soon…

Life’s Challenges

Jesus is worth it!

“About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God” (Acts 16:25). That’s nice, isn’t it? A neat little story about a…

Friends & Family

Moms, you are valuable to Jesus

“Mary … sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations. … ‘Martha, Martha,’ the…

Life’s Challenges

How many motives?

If I made you write an essay listing all the reasons to avoid sin, how long would your essay be? I wouldn’t give you…

Friends & Family

Keep confessing

There is only one thing more agonizing than confessing your more embarrassing sins to another Christian. That one thing is confessing your embarrassing sins…

Life’s Challenges

Telling the future

My husband and I were walking in downtown Madison, WI, and passed a man who held a cardboard sign that read, “Tarot Readings.” I…

Living My Faith

Today is the day the Lord has made!

Do you ever shop at Aldi? With four small, seemingly always hungry kids at home, I sure do!  One of my favorite things about…

Bible 101

Listen to Jesus’ voice

Last summer my wife and I adopted a puppy named Huckleberry. Since bringing her home, the one thing that’s stood out to me the…

Living My Faith

Encourage others

I love getting mail, even if it’s a bill (at least until I open it), but to see my name in print, to see…

Bible 101

The only filter you need

On Facebook, one of my friends shared one of the best quotes I’ve ever seen attributed to Abraham Lincoln: “Don’t believe everything you read…

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…