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Cumulative effect

I was cleaning out some files and read things I wrote decades ago. Yikes! I would never say stuff like that today. I reiterated…

Friends & Family

To be at peace again

Some of the most comforting verses of the Bible are found in Acts 15:36-40: Some time later Paul said to Barnabas, “Let us go…

Living My Faith

The true cost of following Christ

Jesus wasn’t a fan of fine print. When someone from the crowds wanted to follow him, Jesus didn’t get out a glossy brochure with…

Living My Faith

Waiting on us

God must fold his everlasting arms across his chest and lean against a pearly fence post just waiting for us to try. We have…

Depression & Anxiety

Messy comfort

My ten-year-old is a big stuffed animal guy. He sleeps with one fox, one dog, four bears, two monkeys, one woolly mammoth, and at…

Living My Faith

You’re in a competition

It’s amazing to see Olympic athletes compete. It’s breathtaking to watch them perform in their events. But how did those athletes get to that…

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 waste your worry

A friend clued me in to using stickers on my fingernails. Nail polish is not an option for me, since as a nursing assistant…

Living My Faith

Worth it!

No sleep. Hours of painful labor. Eight thousand diaper changes. Thousands of dollars in clothing and braces and education and frozen pizzas. Looking back…

Living My Faith

If not now, when?

A few years back, I heard a pastor say most people don’t reject Jesus. They just never get around to following him. Each day…

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

Peace in persecution

Hours before Jesus’ death, facing down the cross, he used some of his final breaths to give Christians a warning and a blessing: “In…