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Life’s Challenges

Finding your balance

I’m not usually a sucker for YouTube videos, but I watched one recently that showed a number of older gentlemen standing on a giant…

Living My Faith

You don’t know what you don’t know

My almost 18-year-old son is working with a contractor for the summer, mostly landscaping. When he asked if I wanted to make the front…

Living My Faith

Complaining talk

We all know the saying, “I’d complain, but nobody wants to hear it.” We all nod. We agree in theory. Who wants to hear…

Prayer

The eternal value of prayer

Years ago I heard about a small church in Texas. Forty of its members fought in WWII. With the men of the congregation gone,…

Prayer

You’ve got God’s phone number

Last year J. J. Watt, an NFL football player, made news when he gave out his phone number and invited people to connect with…

Life’s Challenges

Not the same

Since 2013, I’ve worked as an elderly companion. While caring for my first client, I met a lively British lady who lived through WWII….

Living My Faith

Facebook envy

Are you a big social media user? Do you subscribe to Twitter feeds, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube channels? Do you enjoy reading…

Social Issues

Honoring the slain

How would you describe Memorial Day? Somber? Contemplative? Celebratory? All three? Days like Memorial Day are important days where we take time to remember…

Living My Faith

No leftovers, please

When God asked the Israelites in the Old Testament to bring him offerings, they brought him sick sheep, deformed goats, and blind bulls. “After…

Life’s Challenges

Spring in our steps with God

The groundhog never saw this one coming. Longest. Winter. Ever. I live in Wisconsin; we Midwesterners are used to being stuck inside over the…

Depression & Anxiety

It’s the virus

I’m a relatively calm and cheery person, but lately I’ve been on edge and even short-tempered. Obviously, quarantine life is affecting me, but I…

Living My Faith

A little respect for teachers

Here’s a shout-out to the women and men of my chosen profession. They generally don’t sing their own praises. Society takes them for granted…