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Living My Faith

Don’t wait … go all out for Jesus!

In her book The Happiness Project, author Gretchen Rubin spent a year focusing on improving different aspects of her life in order to become…

Living My Faith

Free stuff

Every August in Madison, Wisconsin, moving days are a bargain shoppers’ dream. As apartment leases end, college students fill the sidewalks and curbs with…

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…

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…

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…

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”…

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 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…