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Life’s Challenges

Where’s your focus?

I’m not sure what you got for Christmas. I got COVID. Thankfully, my physical symptoms were mild. Unfortunately, my emotional and spiritual reactions were…

Living My Faith

Tap into your willpower

“Habits eat willpower for breakfast.”—John Ortberg I was 33 years old when I completely gave up on the concept of New Year’s resolutions. I…

Living My Faith

Christian resolutions

Did you know January was named after the Roman god Janus? Janus had two faces, one looking backward and the other forward, which is…

Living My Faith

Just an ordinary year

I thought I would do a retrospective on the past year. Here is my checklist for this year in review.  Did I get some…

Friends & Family

Even if they roll their eyes

There were some eye rollers around my dinner table. They had my surname and were eating my food. Whenever I took that occasion to…

Who is God?

Christmas is a time to seek

How fast do you think the shepherds ran at Christmas? Once the angels had delivered God’s mail and told the shepherds that the Savior…

Living My Faith

Fight back

It feels like the world is getting more evil. I need both hands (and possibly my feet) to count how many people in the…

Life’s Challenges

Breaking branches

There’s a scene in the movie National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation where Aunt Bethany’s cat is gnawing on a string of lights. The cat ends…

Life’s Challenges

Something to give

I remember the exact date, time, and where I was when things started going downhill for our family this fall. We all experience it…

Life’s Challenges

All the marshmallows

Have you heard of the famous marshmallow experiment? In the 1960s, a Stanford professor tested hundreds of children ages 4-5 by sitting them down…

Life’s Challenges

I think I can. . . . I know God can

“I think I can. . . . I think I can. . . . I think I can,” said the little engine that could….

Life’s Challenges

The Lord hears

Joseph Scriven was born in Ireland in 1819. He grew up, earned a degree, and fell in love. The night before his wedding, his…