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Being human

When my youngest daughter was born, she came out crying. The doctor said, “It’s a girl!” but my daughter just cried at the sound…

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

How does your garden grow?

When we lived in Minnesota, we had a huge garden—I’m talking 40 feet of asparagus, 20 pepper plants in pots, rhubarb, raspberries, strawberries, a…

Friends & Family

Dealing with sin

Why would any Christian in his or her right mind listen to Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 18:15-17? Why would any of us even dare…

Taboo

The path to true healing goes through Christ

“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. The righteous person may have many troubles, but the…

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Reach out in love to help those impacted by abuse

“In you, LORD, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame. In your righteousness, rescue me and deliver me; turn your…

Life’s Challenges

Keep struggling

A few years ago, there was horrible flooding in Louisiana. A man named Josh got in a boat when the waters started rising in…

Living My Faith

Crocus watch

My favorite tree is a towering white pine because it’s majestic, soft, and always green. My favorite bird is the red cardinal because he…

Life’s Challenges

Answering Skeptics: Why Is There so Much Evil?

If God is good, why is there so much evil in our world? This week, Pastor Dave looks at questions and objections that people have when it comes to Christianity.

Life’s Challenges

Carry on

Following the death of Prince Philip, I read a quote from Nick Bullen, who worked with the prince for his 90th birthday celebration. “He…

Who is God?

Not until you bless me

It’s not insulting to be demanding with God. Some Christians, in a desire to be humble, turn all of their prayers into question marks,…

Life’s Challenges

Lies: If I avoid my problems, they’ll go away

Most of us feel that we have about as much stress as we can handle. So it’s understandable that we would postpone tough jobs,…