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Prayer

Prayers and answers

“Lord, help.” “God, please . . .” “How long, Lord?” “Make it clear, Jesus. No, even clearer . . .” I don’t know if…

Prayer

Silence

I pray. I pray and I pray. Silence.   I yell. I yell and I yell. Silence louder still.   My daughter once told…

Life’s Challenges

Baby Jesus came to fight

I like to picture Baby Jesus with a sword strapped across his little back. Maybe a helmet on his tender head. And definitely some…

Prayer

Ask for more

If someone offered you a blank check, how much would you ask for? I suppose the answer would depend on the person who owned…

Life’s Challenges

You are not defeated

Do you ever feel defeated before you even get out of bed? The headlines from the day before or struggles of friends and families,…

Social Issues

A perspective on problems

Life is full of problems. It seems for every one issue that gets resolved there are two more frustrating dilemmas that pop up. The…

Life’s Challenges

Sandcastles

“Everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on…

Life’s Challenges

Everything’s somebody else’s fault

Perhaps you’ve heard of conspiracy theorists. There are networks of suspicious people who believe, for instance, that a secret cabal of world masters is…

Life’s Challenges

Flee!

If you’re curious about what determination looks like—bathing cats is a good way to find out. They do everything in their power to stay…

Friends & Family

Let’s talk about sex (and God)

“So, what did your parents teach you about sex?” one of my friends asked a mutual friend as we devoured pizza on his back…

Life’s Challenges

Christian Mindfulness

Pastor Ben shows us how we can be mindful Christians.

Life’s Challenges

Use Mindfulness to Handle Criticism

Instead of internalizing criticism, do what Jesus did and practice a form of mindfulness.