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Living My Faith

The blessing of noticing and being noticed

Very often I sit by a 77-year-old woman at church. When she walks out of church, the pastor greets her with, “Good to see…

Friends & Family

The storms of life

My family and I were having a picnic, and it started to rain. As we watched the downpour, we started gathering up our picnic…

Living My Faith

A light on a hill

When the snow falls thick and fast on a Michigan winter’s night, my family has been known to troop through the neighborhood to an…

Depression & Anxiety

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…

Living My Faith

Forget about the “perfect” Christmas

If you could change anything, what would it be? I’m not asking about world peace or cancer. We’re heading into Christmas, and this is…

Living My Faith

Bringing light to the world

Last year at a Little League championship game, 12-year-old Kaiden Shelton threw a pitch that hit Isaiah Jarvis in the head. Isaiah fell to…

Living My Faith

Jesus hates hypocrisy

A few years ago, I heard a pastor confess his struggle with hypocrisy. As his congregation was preparing to host a midweek conference, the…

Living My Faith

Abuse: How can I help?

Have you been following along with the current Time of Grace series on abuse? If so, I’m betting you—like me—have been thinking a lot…

Life’s Challenges

No quick fix

I come from a family of solvers. Whenever we face a problem, we dig in to try to fix it quickly. Sometimes we approach…

Living My Faith

25 weeks ’til Christmas

It’s time to start planning for Christmas. Not for decorations and presents, but about which friend, coworker, neighbor, or family member you and I…

Living My Faith

Be kind to those with special needs

In ancient times when a king assumed the throne, he killed off all the members of the family that had been in power. Not…

Living My Faith

Unchain my soul

I am yearning to be free. I am yearning for a better society, and I think we could have one if we all wanted…