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Hidden treasure

“The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in…

Life’s Challenges

Don’t give up on Jesus

We are three weeks into the new year, so maybe you, like me, have already started writing the correct year on important documents. How’s…

Who is God?

Just because

One thing that brings me great joy is my dog. No matter how long I’m gone, when I return, Lacie runs to greet me…

Living My Faith

Stop it!

Way before Bob Newhart played Papa Elf in the wildly popular Christmas movie Elf (and I mean way before, like in my childhood), he…

Living My Faith

It’s personal this time

“You are to give him the name Jesus” (Matthew 1:21). It took a while for me to be comfortable calling him by his first…

Life’s Challenges

Praise him in the hallway

When someone shuts a door in your face, it’s unpleasant. Momentum is broken. Communication is shut down. What to do? Pound on the door…

Life’s Challenges

Pain is temporary

According to Jesus, I’m afraid of the wrong things. Like my back. A few years ago, I was a solid 6’ and 2.5” tall….

Living My Faith

Ready for Christmas?

Are you ready for Christmas? I’m not thinking of the last-minute shopping or the taco dip you have to make before the office party….

Living My Faith

Commit your spirit to God?

“Into your hands I commit my spirit; deliver me, Lord, my faithful God” (Psalm 31:5). What does it mean to “commit my spirit” or…

Who is God?

In the presence of your enemies

Are you surrounded by people who aren’t all that nice? Maybe a neighbor who is grouchier than Oscar from Sesame Street. Or a mother…

Bible 101

Our forever home

The word home has got to be one of the most emotionally charged words in the English language, especially around the holidays. It is…

Living My Faith

Let your body be joyful

How do you do with outward expressions of joy? Can you imagine doing as David suggests in Psalm 30? Turning from wailing (which is…