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Life’s Challenges

3 words that will change your election-year fear

The year 2020, it appears, is the year of fear. As I write these words, there’s no emotion that seems to have gripped more…

Life’s Challenges

Refreshments

There’s a phrase in the English language that’s better than most things one can hear in life. I’m speaking, of course, of the statement:…

Living My Faith

Happily ever after?

Getting to happily ever after is complicated. No disrespect to Disney, but a good relationship is not that simple. It’s not (1) love at…

Who is God?

Lies About God: “God Wants Me to Be Happy”

God doesn’t want you just to be happy; he wants something more.

Friends & Family

Laugh a little

Life can be so serious. There’s a lot of important stuff going on, important things we need to be doing, and important matters we…

Living My Faith

Joy and sorrow intertwined

Have you ever noticed how closely joy and sorrow are intertwined in our lives? You just can’t separate them, though you may wish you…

Life’s Challenges

The problem with coping mechanisms

Each day seems to bring a new announcement or policy concerning the pandemic that challenges our normal way of life. At the church where…

Living My Faith

Satisfied and singing for joy

Good employers believe that job satisfaction is not the responsibility of the worker but of the company. That company takes the initiative to create…

Prayer

You’ve got God’s phone number

Last year J. J. Watt, an NFL football player, made news when he gave out his phone number and invited people to connect with…

Bible 101

Hope From Israel: You Can See the Joy God Sees

You can enjoy life as God sees it. Joy is even better. Pain is endurable. So how do you get there? Pastor Mike was in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Here at the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, Pastor Mike shows us how we can get closer to God’s perspective.

Social Issues

Honoring the slain

How would you describe Memorial Day? Somber? Contemplative? Celebratory? All three? Days like Memorial Day are important days where we take time to remember…

Life’s Challenges

Spring in our steps with God

The groundhog never saw this one coming. Longest. Winter. Ever. I live in Wisconsin; we Midwesterners are used to being stuck inside over the…