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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…

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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,”…

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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…

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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…

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Decide to love your life

I’m ashamed to admit that I’ve done my share of complaining about my life. It’s not too hard, you know, to find things to…

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The prayer of a struggling believer

Father, I’m struggling right now. My heart is heavy, and I don’t even fully understand what I’m feeling. I know I’ve messed up. I’ve…

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Take the best of 2020 into 2021

“It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.” If we didn’t know better, we might think Charles Dickens was referring…

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Rest for the weary

The year 2020 has been wearisome. I don’t know that I’ve gotten more or less sleep, but politics and the pandemic have left me…

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Canceling Thanksgiving

I spoke recently with someone who works for a major airline. She said that flight cancelations around Thanksgiving have been staggering. I talked to…

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When saying “Thanks!” is hard

I got the text while I was at work. “We can’t come,” it read. Oh no. The visit we had been looking forward to…

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Refreshments

There’s a phrase in the English language that’s better than most things one can hear in life. I’m speaking, of course, of the statement:…

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Solomon’s healthy perspective

Way before COVID-19 messed with our way of life, King Solomon looked at everything “under the sun” and said that it was all hevel,…

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