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Life’s Challenges

Really, Jesus? Carry my cross?

Wouldn’t you like to think that becoming a Christian and living the Christian life will make your life better? Doesn’t Scripture promise that God…

Life’s Challenges

Revelation benediction #2: Blessed dead

In the circles in which I move, nobody much envies dead people. “Poor Benny,” they say. “He was sick for so long.” “Poor Louise….

Life’s Challenges

Lift us up

The mark of good coaches is that their teams get better the more coaching they do. Not perfect, just better. They see potential in…

Living My Faith

Late isn’t an option

Recently a teen got the attention of the world when she tried to wake people up to the issue of climate change. She was…

Friends & Family

Sins of the sons

I know about pain that doesn’t go away. I wrote a book about it. I’m writing about it again, but not because of my…

Living My Faith

On God’s side

During the Civil War, one of President Lincoln’s advisors said he was grateful God was on the Union’s side. Lincoln told him, “Sir, my…

Bible 101

Chariots of fire

Gehazi, servant to the prophet Elisha, had no difficulty seeing his problems. Ben-Hadad II, the evil king of Aram, had sent an entire company…

Depression & Anxiety

How to switch from reacting to preventing suicide

I met her at the airport. Within a few minutes, the woman told me, “I’ve been at two funerals in the past two months—and…

Life’s Challenges

Having hope

Job suffered in a way that I can’t imagine. He lost everything in a matter of minutes. His livestock. His livelihood. His house. His…

Depression & Anxiety

It’s a scam

This summer, a Wisconsin woman answered her phone. A scammer claimed to be from the Social Security Administration and told the woman she would…

Life’s Challenges

Can you believe it?

Among my friends, the same topic comes up every year around this time. The friends who are teachers bring it up the most: Can you…

Bible 101

God plays a long game

Try as we might, we can’t see into the future. We can guess, plot probabilities, and make predictions, but our ideas could be totally…