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Living My Faith

The best-laid plans

Thousands of years ago in Israel, a king was given a choice. God invited King Solomon: “Ask for whatever you want. Anything.” And Solomon…

Friends & Family

3 steps to better social connection

The health risks associated with a lack of human connection are equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Yikes. That’s not good news—and there’s…

Life’s Challenges

God’s love is bigger than dollar signs

My family and I made a decision recently that was a little bit scary. It was scary because it impacted the amount of monthly…

Life’s Challenges

Therefore we have hope

If you’ve ever read the book of Lamentations in the Old Testament, let’s just say its name says it all. It overflows with sorrow…

Life’s Challenges

Plan for a train

Plan for a train One of my daughter’s track coaches was known for being that kind of coach—the one who set a high bar…

Who is God?

The teacher’s focus

Jesus was an amazing teacher. He was willing to teach anyone, anytime, anyplace. “Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a…

Bible 101

Wanted: Dead (to be made alive)

There was a baptism at our church recently. Cute little girl in a fancy little dress. She had a bow in her hair. She…

Living My Faith

Let nothing move you

“But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from…

Prayer

Prayer 101: A basic conversation guide for a deeper prayer life

A couple years back, someone told me about a theory that says there are three basic types of conversations: Me/Me conversations: A conversation that…

Life’s Challenges

Almost home

Did you know the average life expectancy in the U.S. according to WorldData is 74.5 years for men and 80.2 years for women? Subtract…

Living My Faith

Fast learners

Have you ever done a fast? Perhaps you’ve fasted for Lent or for your health or for a medical procedure. Fasting is coming back…

Living My Faith

Victor not victim

Easter makes you a victor! Here’s how. Jesus took on death, not just as your enemy but his. He took on sin, not just…