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Life’s Challenges

Something to give

I remember the exact date, time, and where I was when things started going downhill for our family this fall. We all experience it…

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,…

Life’s Challenges

Lies: Life should be getting easier

Christians love, love, love the passages in Scripture that promise God’s blessings on a believing life. We love to pray that God will take…

Life’s Challenges

Thorns protect the flowers

I never want to romanticize suffering. I take it very seriously. But I can’t overlook what God has done through suffering people. Suffering made…

Life’s Challenges

Backline and nonessential workers: You were made for such a time as this

A few weeks back, I read an article about the ICU staff working with COVID patients in England. The article stated that these frontline…

Life’s Challenges

When Christmas is hard

Is it hard for you to sing the song “Joy to the World” right now? Maybe you’re facing a layoff or handling a family…

Depression & Anxiety

Keep an eye on your neighbor

Just a few days before Thanksgiving, one state’s governor faced severe backlash when she suggested that people should keep an eye on their neighbors—and…

Life’s Challenges

Canceling Thanksgiving

I spoke recently with someone who works for a major airline. She said that flight cancelations around Thanksgiving have been staggering. I talked to…

Life’s Challenges

Naughty fever! Bad fever!

I have limits to how much stress and trouble I can absorb when reading the news. When I’ve had enough, I just have to…

Life’s Challenges

I feel overwhelmed

Sometimes life is good—you’re caught up with all your obligations, bills paid, health good, daily pressures manageable, no crises at work. But other days…

Life’s Challenges

Come soon, Lord Jesus

There’s lots to love in this life. God’s creation is so beautiful. Childbirth is such a stunning miracle. Children’s voices and laughter are so…

Life’s Challenges

A proper lament

My teenage son recently joined the ranks of those who can be given the moniker “Brace Face”—the world of orthodontia. This is a painful…