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Living My Faith

When they hate you

There is an odd passage printed on the wall next to the main doors of the church where I serve. It reads, “If you…

Life’s Challenges

Nobody knows

“Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen” is an old African American spiritual song that was sung in the days of slavery way before its…

Life’s Challenges

I just want to be liked

“You want me to do what?!” Ever been intimidated by a job that you felt was just too far over your head? Welcome to…

Living My Faith

Ordinary isn’t bad

Nothing about me in high school screamed “popular.” I mean, you only have to look at pictures of my hair and ask about my…

Life’s Challenges

Don’t blend in!

On our island home, it’s easy to spot a tourist. It’s not just their white skin that gives them away. It’s their straw hats…

Prayer

Playing catch with God

Would you like to make the most of your time in prayer? Are you looking for ways to communicate with God that are thoughtful…

Prayer

Prayers and answers

“Lord, help.” “God, please . . .” “How long, Lord?” “Make it clear, Jesus. No, even clearer . . .” I don’t know if…

Prayer

Silence

I pray. I pray and I pray. Silence.   I yell. I yell and I yell. Silence louder still.   My daughter once told…

Life’s Challenges

Baby Jesus came to fight

I like to picture Baby Jesus with a sword strapped across his little back. Maybe a helmet on his tender head. And definitely some…

Prayer

Ask for more

If someone offered you a blank check, how much would you ask for? I suppose the answer would depend on the person who owned…

Life’s Challenges

You are not defeated

Do you ever feel defeated before you even get out of bed? The headlines from the day before or struggles of friends and families,…

Social Issues

A perspective on problems

Life is full of problems. It seems for every one issue that gets resolved there are two more frustrating dilemmas that pop up. The…