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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…

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

It’s so worth it

Ask a cancer patient if it’s worth it to put up with chemotherapy when the treatment often makes him or her feel worse than…

Bible 101

Away . . . to be near

Away in a manger, no crib for a bed, The little Lord Jesus lay down his sweet head; The stars in the sky look…

Bible 101

Merry dictionary Christmas!

As a pastor, I get concerned every time December rolls around. It’s not the presents and the busyness and the Santa dilemma that worry…

Life’s Challenges

Jesus and prayers for justice

I long for a world that’s filled with justice, don’t you? Justice is that deep desire we have that all the innocent people are…

Life’s Challenges

Zoom in for gratitude

A French artist named Lucas Vaskange creates a specific style of digital art known as infinite zoom. Each image he creates has another image…

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…

Life’s Challenges

Just let me cry

Some years ago when a Christian family member passed away suddenly, I was moved to tears in my grief. Another family member told me…