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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…

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…

Life’s Challenges

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,…

Life’s Challenges

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…

Living My Faith

Hoping for an apocalypse

It’s early January, and the official rules for bloggers state that I must write about resolutions. (That’s 100% accurate, but I’d prefer that you…

Bible 101

Rising above

Have you experienced the Ark Encounter in Kentucky? It’s near impossible to walk through this built-to-size replica of Noah’s ark without being in awe….

Living My Faith

Stress and rest

Set down your devices and devotional booklets for a second and flex with me. Feel that bicep as you curl your fist close to…

Living My Faith

Being persistent, not stubborn

Today I want to talk to all the dreamers out there. I don’t mean the nighttime dreamers; I mean the other kind. If you…

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Are you all in?

Have you ever done the Hokey Pokey? “Put your right foot in, put your right foot out, put your right foot in, and shake…

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What is the real message of Easter?

For over a thousand years, Jewish believers worshiped God on Saturday, also called the Sabbath. But after Jesus rose from the dead, early Christians…

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Fast learners

Have you ever done a fast? Perhaps you’ve fasted for Lent or for your health or for a medical procedure. Fasting is coming back…