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Lies: I need everyone’s approval

To some degree everybody needs to be liked. Mainly that’s a good thing. Friends can make our lives a lot better—they can bring encouragement,…

Living My Faith

The power of “all y’all”

Unless you read Greek, you might have missed the powerful principle Paul shared with the Corinthians: “But when you are tempted, [God] will also…

Taboo

Be That Friend

If, by God’s grace, you aren’t the one in three or four who have experienced abuse, you might not know what to do to…

Friends & Family

A beautiful woman. A beautiful friend.

There’s a woman in Scripture named Tabitha. Her funeral gives us one of the most touching scenes in the entire Bible. Tabitha made clothes…

Life’s Challenges

Lies: If I avoid my problems, they’ll go away

Most of us feel that we have about as much stress as we can handle. So it’s understandable that we would postpone tough jobs,…

Living My Faith

Stop saying, “It’s okay,” because it’s not okay

About 13 years ago, when I was interning at a church, my boss/pastor said that we would not just preach about forgiveness; we would…

Living My Faith

What’s fellowship?

Every business has its own jargon, i.e., insider talk that makes total sense to the old guard and is confusing and embarrassing to the…

Life’s Challenges

Don’t Fight Temptation Alone

Temptation may make you feel like you just can’t win, no matter which way you go or how hard you try. But remember that you’re not in this fight alone.

Friends & Family

Doing life with others

Depending on how you view it, we just enjoyed/endured one of the most romantic/lamest holidays of the year, and I’m not referring to Presidents’…

Friends & Family

Friends confess

Most people are terrified to confess their sins to me. I guess that’s the nature of sin—it prefers to hide in the dark rather…

Social Issues

Confronting manipulators

This week on Time of Grace, Pastor Mike cleared up a common misconception. When Jesus said, “Where two or three gather in my name,…

Friends & Family

Do you have a spiritual house cleaner?

For Christmas, my husband contacted a friend who has a cleaning business and surprised me with six months of housecleaning. Now, before I get…