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Life’s Challenges

Why Is This World Full of Trouble?

God didn’t tell us to expect an easy life in this world. But he did promise there would be trouble—and tell us how to overcome that trouble.

Life’s Challenges

Living with loss: A spouse

Do you have the idea that your life as a Christian is just going to get better and better? That one by one your…

Life’s Challenges

The problem with coping mechanisms

Each day seems to bring a new announcement or policy concerning the pandemic that challenges our normal way of life. At the church where…

Life’s Challenges

Wiping away our tears

In the movie Inside Out, when Riley’s family moves from Minnesota to San Francisco, Riley is miserable. The whole point of the movie is…

Life’s Challenges

Finding your balance

I’m not usually a sucker for YouTube videos, but I watched one recently that showed a number of older gentlemen standing on a giant…

Living My Faith

Running a marathon

I never really wanted to do it. It wasn’t a lifelong dream. Yet I did it—and I’m not doing it again. Why? Because it…

Living My Faith

What You Do Matters

Sometimes Christians live as if this life doesn’t matter, as if the only point of this life is to believe in Jesus and then float up to heaven. But Pastor Ben reminds us that what we do here matters.

Life’s Challenges

Living with loss: Your wealth

Nobody is immune from financial disaster. It can happen in so many ways—expensive health catastrophe, protracted loss of income to the family breadwinner, bad…

Social Issues

How can I trust God with everything going on right now?

Are you someone who’s skeptical of God right now? Maybe you catch the news and wonder how he could allow all the messes we’re…

Bible 101

Happy Ending for a Messy World

So many things are going wrong in our world right now, but there is a happy ending in store. Pastor Ben explains.

Life’s Challenges

Where are you, Lord?

How you can you live with the disconnect? You know what I mean—the gap between what God’s Word promises you and what you see…

Living My Faith

A very great reward

Once I made the short list in a nationwide writing competition (Canada is a relatively small nation). I won $1,000 and was interviewed by…