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Life’s Challenges

Nobody knows

“Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen” is an old African American spiritual song that was sung in the days of slavery way before its…

Living My Faith

Wail no more

Every day in Jerusalem, Jewish people gather at the Wailing Wall. Ever heard of it? It’s the western wall of the Temple Mount, the…

Living My Faith

All believers have a priestly ministry

For a long time there has been some confusion around the word ministry. It is generally reserved to describe the job that pastors have….

Prayer

Silence

I pray. I pray and I pray. Silence.   I yell. I yell and I yell. Silence louder still.   My daughter once told…

Life’s Challenges

You are not defeated

Do you ever feel defeated before you even get out of bed? The headlines from the day before or struggles of friends and families,…

Living My Faith

Evidence of the Spirit: Forbearance

What a blessing it is to live so deep into the 21st century! The internet, search engines, apps, and the cloud all make it…

Living My Faith

Evidence of the Spirit: Joy

I must admit that I am drawn to joyful people. By that I don’t necessarily mean joke tellers (although I like them too). Humor…

Living My Faith

Don’t ever say, “just a layperson”

No Christians want weak pastors at their congregations. Church members want a pastor who is a good speaker; a hard worker; a good manager;…

Prayer

Sounds like a prayer to me

Lord, I don’t even know where to begin. I’m not sure how it all started or how to pick up the pieces of my…

Who is God?

Evidence of the Spirit: Love

Sometimes God is really, really obvious in his work. He once demonstrated his terrible wrath over human sin by sending massive amounts of water…

Bible 101

Thankful for my baptism

Some of you can remember your baptism as though it were yesterday because perhaps it was yesterday. For others it’s a faint memory of…

Who is God?

Birthday praise

  Who was the first crafty kid to hustle his parents into praising him for being born? I’m trying to envision the conversation ….