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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…

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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…

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,…

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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,…

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Hope for the future

I just love it when my seed catalogs arrive in the mail this time of year! I like to take a day—in the deepest,…

Depression & Anxiety

Jesus is with you

Times are hard. These words of Psalm 60 may just roll off your tongue: “You have rejected us, God, and burst upon us; you…

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Good cuts from an expert

A diamond needs to be cut in order to achieve its greatest beauty. That kind of seems counterintuitive, doesn’t it? How can cutting a…

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New year, new YOU?

Do you ever make New Year’s resolutions? Better yet, have you ever kept one? Why do we do this every year? Is it because…

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Grace AND peace!

Christians love the words grace and peace. Those two words are laced through the Bible, peppered into prayers, and bound up in the benediction…

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Wear God down

Have you ever heard of Andy Bernard? Andy is one of the more persistent and annoying characters from the show The Office, a man…