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The truth is, my life is messy too

A couple months ago, I interviewed two women who had abortions. The particulars of each pregnancy—that neither were married, neither father wanted the pregnancy…

Taboo

Be That Friend

If, by God’s grace, you aren’t the one in three or four who have experienced abuse, you might not know what to do to…

Living My Faith

More roots, more fruit

The other day I read an article called “Tree Roots: Facts & Fallacies.” (Sounds interesting, I know.) The author wrote, “If a large portion…

Living My Faith

Abusive talk

One of my children patiently explained to me once why he would ridicule and belittle his younger sibling. “Dad,” he said, “I’m just getting…

Life’s Challenges

My temper

I can sure tell when other people are losing their tempers. I hear the pitch of their voices rise. I note the sharpness of…

Living My Faith

Trash mouth

Think back to your younger years. Where did you learn the meaning of “street” words, i.e., cussing, swearing, body parts? Probably from your (slightly…

Living My Faith

Dealing With Difficult People

Watch the entire devotional series from this week as Pastor Matt helps us deal with difficult people in our lives.

Living My Faith

Thank God for . . . Difficult People?

It’s hard to believe, but there ARE unexpected blessings with having difficult people in your life. Pastor Matt shares what those are.

Living My Faith

Get Close to Difficult People?

When it comes to dealing with difficult people, it’s natural to think we need to keep our distance. But Pastor Matt says that’s not the healthiest way to address difficult people.

Living My Faith

Are YOU Being Difficult?

When someone’s difficult to us, we often use that as justification to be difficult back to them. But that’s not what we’re called to do.

Bible 101

To forgive or not to forgive: A case study

Two men. One an Old Testament prophet, chosen by God to preach repentance and mercy to a tough crowd. One a New Testament believer,…

Living My Faith

Why Are We So Difficult to One Another?

God created us to be different so we would complement one another. Instead, we now compete with our differences. What happened?