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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…

Living My Faith

The blessing of noticing and being noticed

Very often I sit by a 77-year-old woman at church. When she walks out of church, the pastor greets her with, “Good to see…

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…

Bible 101

Away . . . to be near

Away in a manger, no crib for a bed, The little Lord Jesus lay down his sweet head; The stars in the sky look…

Living My Faith

Bringing light to the world

Last year at a Little League championship game, 12-year-old Kaiden Shelton threw a pitch that hit Isaiah Jarvis in the head. Isaiah fell to…

Life’s Challenges

He restores my soul

Did you know that sheep have flat backs? If one stumbles, falls, and accidentally rolls onto its back, it can’t right itself. Blood drains…

Living My Faith

Abuse: How can I help?

Have you been following along with the current Time of Grace series on abuse? If so, I’m betting you—like me—have been thinking a lot…

Life’s Challenges

Jesus calls the broken

Have you ever pretended you had it all together? Recently, I met a friend for coffee and, fueled by Pastor Mike’s sermons, decided to…

Depression & Anxiety

Messy comfort

My ten-year-old is a big stuffed animal guy. He sleeps with one fox, one dog, four bears, two monkeys, one woolly mammoth, and at…

Living My Faith

Build me up

I tell my kids that people are like building blocks. Our words can build them up or knock them down. When conversations with a…

Living My Faith

Don’t be a troll

Do you know about troll farms? Until recently, I lived in blissful ignorance. But then I learned how thousands and thousands of people in…

Living My Faith

Let there be lights

A few years back, our family took a tour through Mammoth Cave in Kentucky. At one point in a deep, open part of the…