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Bible 101

The only filter you need

On Facebook, one of my friends shared one of the best quotes I’ve ever seen attributed to Abraham Lincoln: “Don’t believe everything you read…

Bible 101

No longer stinky

My son is 18 months old, and while I love him dearly and he can be painfully adorable sometimes, other times—he drives me a…

Living My Faith

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,…

Living My Faith

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.”…

Friends & Family

Hurry home

When my children were young, I used to wait at the end of the driveway on the first days of school. It was always…

Depression & Anxiety

Better than a second chance

In the past, it was easy for me to feed into my fears about entering the public ministry, especially since serving God’s people was…

Who is God?

No “meh” in Messiah

“Behold!” we sang just a few short weeks ago. “Come and see!” we were told. “Joy to the world!” we cried with gusto. “Let…

Life’s Challenges

Living hope

I listened to a story that broke my heart. A relatively young woman was recounting when her husband received a terminal diagnosis and only…

Living My Faith

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…

Depression & Anxiety

Un-deck the halls

I don’t know if “undecorate” is a word, but it’s easily my least favorite part of the Christmas season. It usually happens in early…

Life’s Challenges

Grace AND peace!

Christians love the words grace and peace. Those two words are laced through the Bible, peppered into prayers, and bound up in the benediction…