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The true measure of hope

Did you know that psychologists have created a scientific method for measuring hope? It’s called the Adult Hope Scale (AHS). This scale defines hope…

Life’s Challenges

Hope for the future

I just love it when my seed catalogs arrive in the mail this time of year! I like to take a day—in the deepest,…

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Certain hope

“I hope the weather will be nice tomorrow.” “I hope that cute guy asks me out.” “I hope this new medical treatment will work.”…

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Hoping for an apocalypse

It’s early January, and the official rules for bloggers state that I must write about resolutions. (That’s 100% accurate, but I’d prefer that you…

Life’s Challenges

Know. See. Yearn.

It’s Christmas Eve. The tableau is set: a baby’s soft cheek against a bed of hay, a wondering mother, wide-eyed shepherds who have seen…

Life’s Challenges

The rope of hope

I recently bought a 150-foot rope on Amazon and wrapped a tiny piece of black tape around the first inch of it. That might…

Living My Faith

What are you thankful for?

Let me set the scene for you. Thanksgiving Day. After having their hands slapped a few times in failed food-snitching attempts, the family finally…

Living My Faith

Firmly rooted

There are different ways to approach life. One approach is to amass power, wealth, influence, and knowledge to have an edge over others. It’s…

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Faith in what?

Our culture is infatuated with faith. An 80s pop song told us, “You just gotta have faith,” and Disney constantly preaches, “Just believe.” College…

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Stress and rest

Set down your devices and devotional booklets for a second and flex with me. Feel that bicep as you curl your fist close to…

Life’s Challenges

Color-blind

A man had been color-blind for 66 years. For his birthday, his family gave him a pair of glasses that allow people with color…

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A word for younger Christians

After purchasing a 150-foot rope, I hung one end so it dangled at eye level as you walked through the front doors of our…