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Free stuff

Every August in Madison, Wisconsin, moving days are a bargain shoppers’ dream. As apartment leases end, college students fill the sidewalks and curbs with…

Living My Faith

Unzip that baggage

As a child of the 1980s, there were some interesting fashions: parachute pants, shoulder pads in sports coats, and my favorite—KangaRoos shoes, which were…

Living My Faith

God is worth it

Every advertisement in the world has the same goal—to convince you that _________ is worthy. The word worthy essentially means “worth it,” which is…

Life’s Challenges

Telling the future

My husband and I were walking in downtown Madison, WI, and passed a man who held a cardboard sign that read, “Tarot Readings.” I…

Living My Faith

Today is the day the Lord has made!

Do you ever shop at Aldi? With four small, seemingly always hungry kids at home, I sure do!  One of my favorite things about…

Bible 101

You will see him

Have you ever prepared to teach a Bible lesson or a Sunday school class? Or have you put serious thought into how to talk…

Bible 101

A full recovery

In an NFL football game, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez (now a FOX Sports analyst) made a remarkable catch. The momentum of…

Bible 101

Do you have a good memory?

Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase, “I was blessed with a bad memory.” The person who says this recognizes that it is a blessing not…

Living My Faith

Encourage others

I love getting mail, even if it’s a bill (at least until I open it), but to see my name in print, to see…

Depression & Anxiety

.1% happy

If you don’t think being happy is hard, listen to the words of tenth-century ruler Abd al-Rahman III: “I have now reigned above fifty…

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,…

Depression & Anxiety

Jesus is with you

Times are hard. These words of Psalm 60 may just roll off your tongue: “You have rejected us, God, and burst upon us; you…