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Living My Faith

Withholding judgment until judgment day

I’ve reached a new milestone: I care about my lawn. I never thought I would be one of those people. But I want my…

Living My Faith

Serenity

Reinhold Niebuhr was pastor of Bethel Church in Detroit during the time between two devastating World Wars. He had the habit of writing eloquent…

Living My Faith

Stay tuned

Agree or disagree: Streaming TV services have ruined TV watching as we know it. I disagree. If you’re patient, you get to watch an…

Prayer

Instant gratification

What’s the longest you’ve had to wait for something? The year was 1980. My fifth-grade teacher had taken our whole class to see the…

Friends & Family

Love is an action

When I started dating my wife, I wrote her long love letters. I poured out my deep emotions in poetic prose. I waited to…

Living My Faith

One-sided coins

There are teachings in the Bible that are one-sided coins. “Those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also…

Life’s Challenges

Where’s your focus?

I’m not sure what you got for Christmas. I got COVID. Thankfully, my physical symptoms were mild. Unfortunately, my emotional and spiritual reactions were…

Living My Faith

Just four things

One of my favorite memes was based on a tweet from 2018: My 3yo said she wanted to be an astronaut, and I said…

Friends & Family

Catch anything?

You’ve been in the boat all day, frustrated that all you’ve gotten are a few nibbles by little fish whose mouths aren’t big enough…

Life’s Challenges

Lies: I have to be perfect or I’m a failure

All our lives we need to seek balance—balance between work and play and family, our needs and the needs of others, wealth accumulation and…

Living My Faith

Fight back

It feels like the world is getting more evil. I need both hands (and possibly my feet) to count how many people in the…

Living My Faith

The waiting game

What are your pre-Christmas memories from your childhood? I remember coming in from afternoon recess at school, getting settled in my desk, and my…