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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…

Life’s Challenges

The gift of now

Listening to the news and the watercooler gossip about the news, there’s a pretty good consensus that everyone’s positive everything’s bad in the world….

Depression & Anxiety

When the fever breaks

Having the flu is no fun, especially when it’s accompanied by aches, fever, and chills that make you toss and turn all night, shivering…

Life’s Challenges

Don’t give up without a fight!

“Thy will be done” (Luke 11:2 KJV). This can be hard to pray when we or those we love are facing dire circumstances. Perhaps,…

Life’s Challenges

Temporary shame

While shame is a good thing (Jeremiah 6:15), God doesn’t want it to last too long. Just ask Eve. A few summers ago, I…

Life’s Challenges

Grace AND peace!

Christians love the words grace and peace. Those two words are laced through the Bible, peppered into prayers, and bound up in the benediction…

Life’s Challenges

Not-so-fast food for the soul

I eat too fast. This has been a lifelong struggle, and I’m not sure when it started. But when I’m out at a restaurant…

Life’s Challenges

A clean whiteboard

I left dinner instructions on a whiteboard for my family and then headed out to run errands. At the end of the night, I…

Life’s Challenges

Jesus > Hallmark

Why do you suppose Hallmark Christmas movies have become so popular? These low-budget, incredibly predictable, big-city-girl-falls-for-small-town-guy-with-great-hair films have taken over the holiday broadcast schedule…

Life’s Challenges

Forgive because

I’m sure you’ve heard something similar to at least one of these things: You will be controlled by the grudges you hold. Refusing to…

Life’s Challenges

Invisible poison—you need the cure

I had one of the worst days of my life recently when I took my baby in for his one-year-old checkup and found out…

Life’s Challenges

Love that follows

Sheep are helpless creatures. They have no defense mechanism against predators. Their only defense is to watch that no animal is stalking them, following…