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.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…

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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…

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Better than a second chance

In the past, it was easy for me to feed into my fears about entering the public ministry, especially since serving God’s people was…

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How to deal with anxiety (Part 4)

Out of the 30 times that words like worry and anxiety show up in the Bible, 8 of them are in Jesus’ classic teaching…

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Un-deck the halls

I don’t know if “undecorate” is a word, but it’s easily my least favorite part of the Christmas season. It usually happens in early…

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We want to be happy

St. Augustine, a famous Christian who lived around a.d. 400, wrote, “Every man, whatsoever his condition, desires to be happy.” Isn’t that true? Whoever…

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We’re depressed . . .

Everything I read says that depression is through the roof—men, women, the elderly, and even kids. Logically, a person would assume that people in…

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God is faithful

Ed’s wife struggled with anxiety. Often her fear of what might happen the next day would keep her up at night. Sometimes the anxiety…

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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…

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It’s the virus

I’m a relatively calm and cheery person, but lately I’ve been on edge and even short-tempered. Obviously, quarantine life is affecting me, but I…

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Becoming fully alive in the present

Every department store seems to be blasting the Christmas carol “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” But for many of you, that…