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Life’s Challenges

Preparing for the storm

My Florida friends spent last week preparing for Hurricane Ian. Some reinforced windows in their homes. Another packed up a bunch of her possessions…

Living My Faith

Don’t be a troll

Do you know about troll farms? Until recently, I lived in blissful ignorance. But then I learned how thousands and thousands of people in…

Life’s Challenges

The beauty on the other side of pain

One of my dearest friends is a potter. She wasn’t always. In truth, it’s what she turned to after a grueling season of chemo…

Life’s Challenges

Delayed wrath

Why doesn’t God stop bad people from doing bad things? There you are, trying to do the godly thing, towing the biblical line, and…

Living My Faith

Let there be lights

A few years back, our family took a tour through Mammoth Cave in Kentucky. At one point in a deep, open part of the…

Living My Faith

No time for spiritual retirement

The Johnny Depp trial and the latest Top Gun movie have shown me, among other things, that my generation isn’t as young as it…

Living My Faith

For women 50 and older (and those who love them)

Paul wrote some curious words about older women: “Teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers…

Living My Faith

For men 50 and older (and those who love them) – Part 2

If you’ve ever witnessed a baptism, you might have seen a small crowd of people gathered in front of church. When a child is…

Living My Faith

For men 50 and older (and those who love them) – Part 1

Of all the official members of my church, about 7 percent of them are what the apostle Paul called “older men,” a Greek word…

Life’s Challenges

Why the Father lets you suffer

Have you ever wondered why our loving Father lets his children suffer? At any time, God could push the big red button in his…

Living My Faith

Loving the unlovable

Dealing with a difficult person is, well, really difficult. Maybe it’s a spouse who nags and snipes. An aggressive coworker. An in-law who makes…

Life’s Challenges

Sin is short-term pleasure

Back in 2011, Miami rapper Pitbull released a song that would flood the airwaves and dominate the charts. In its chorus, he sang about…