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Not until you bless me

Have you ever been desperate in prayer? So desperate you would not stop praying until you got your answer? Jacob in the Bible was…

Who is God?

We must not diminish

My heart is heavy. It is grieving for dear friends of mine who have been through an unfathomable tragedy. For someone who normally leans…

Life’s Challenges

Grace is enough

In the Old Testament, God brought the people of Israel out of the land of Egypt where they had been enslaved for over 400…

Life’s Challenges

A strange kind of joy

Have you ever thanked God for helping you grow through times of testing?  Listen in on this prayer of thanks and praise to God…

Living My Faith

Praying against evil

I was having a conversation with a group of strangers when things started getting weird. The woman next to me said all sorts of…

Life’s Challenges

Jesus is worth it!

“About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God” (Acts 16:25). That’s nice, isn’t it? A neat little story about a…

Life’s Challenges

How could a good God allow so much suffering?

The problem of evil and suffering is the most challenging indictment against the Christian faith. The question is straightforward: How could a good God…

Living My Faith

The good of work and the gift of rest

“How are you doing, Michael?” “I’m busy.” Busyness is our way of virtue signaling. We are letting our fellow Americans know that we uphold…

Living My Faith

The day a tree stops growing

One of the largest and longest-living trees in the United States is the Seven Sisters Live Oak in Mandeville, Louisiana. This massive tree is…

Who is God?

What does it look like to be still?

One of my favorite Bible verses is Psalm 46:10: “Be still, and know that I am God.” Who knew eight words could be so…

Life’s Challenges

God is working

People, even people within our Christian circles, do destructive, harmful, secretive things. David expresses it well in Psalm 64:6: “They plot injustice and say,…

Life’s Challenges

Don’t give up without a fight!

“Thy will be done” (Luke 11:2 KJV). This can be hard to pray when we or those we love are facing dire circumstances. Perhaps,…