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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…

Life’s Challenges

Snow prowl

There’s usually one night (somewhere near the middle of winter) when my family—tired of being stuck inside—decides to go out for a snow prowl….

Depression & Anxiety

You are significant

There are plenty of things in life that leave you feeling insignificant. It could be something complicated like losing out on a promotion, or…

Life’s Challenges

Your pain has a purpose

I recently read The Problem of Pain by C. S. Lewis, and it shattered some of my old ways of thinking about life’s troubles….

Friends & Family

Fostering friendship leads to happiness

“If you had to make one life choice, right now, to set yourself on the path to future health and happiness, what would it…

Friends & Family

3 steps to better social connection

The health risks associated with a lack of human connection are equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Yikes. That’s not good news—and there’s…

Life’s Challenges

Therefore we have hope

If you’ve ever read the book of Lamentations in the Old Testament, let’s just say its name says it all. It overflows with sorrow…

Life’s Challenges

Heating and pounding

Have you ever watched a silversmith work? It’s mesmerizing. As a child, I attended a renaissance festival and was captivated by the craftsmanship. The…

Life’s Challenges

It’s all on you

I couldn’t do what Moses did. You couldn’t either. In Exodus chapter 17 (read the whole chapter; it’s a short one!), the Israelites, who…

Life’s Challenges

Almost home

Did you know the average life expectancy in the U.S. according to WorldData is 74.5 years for men and 80.2 years for women? Subtract…

Life’s Challenges

Before the beginning

Feeling unsettled? scared? like it all depends on you? like you’re powerless to do what needs to be done? Feeling sick of others? tired…

Life’s Challenges

A dull ache

Loneliness is real. The world is filled with people who live with a dull, nagging ache inside them much of the time.  Many of…