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Life’s Challenges

I learned this lesson from a garage sale

It was the end of my second garage sale, and I still possessed a bunch of junk. Just like my first garage sale. What…

Life’s Challenges

Grumbling

With all the evil in the world, you might wonder why we would waste time focusing on a sin of talk. “Talk is cheap,”…

Living My Faith

Worship is rejoicing

There’s a lot of logical content to our worship life. There are stories to be told, analyzed, and digested. There are doctrinal truths to…

Life’s Challenges

Why do I keep overeating?

In grade school, I was the fat kid. I don’t know how else to say it, but I was the catcher from the movie…

Bible 101

Child champion: Little Samuel

A woman named Hannah, living in the tribal territory of Ephraim in the 11th century b.c., had a tough life. Not only was she…

Living My Faith

How Did I Fall Down This Rabbit Hole?

Have you fallen down the rabbit hole and suddenly found your priorities out of sync and life out of focus?

Living My Faith

Scared to give?

If you’re scared to give generously, whether your time to serve others or your money to spread the gospel, Paul’s words are exactly what…

Living My Faith

Worship is remembering

The Deists in England and colonial America in the 1700s believed in a God who created the world, but they had no confidence that…

Life’s Challenges

Last word

Military cemeteries are some of the most eerie and moving places anywhere on earth. All those headstones are exactly alike—thousands of them in neat…

Living My Faith

Givers get!

Every farmer agrees with Paul’s famous words: “Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously”…

Living My Faith

God loves a cheerful giver

The other day my eight-year-old and I were playing driveway volleyball when we saw our elderly neighbor. She was standing in front of her…

Bible 101

To forgive or not to forgive: A case study

Two men. One an Old Testament prophet, chosen by God to preach repentance and mercy to a tough crowd. One a New Testament believer,…