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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…

Who is God?

God is on your side

Frederick Douglass said, “One and God make a majority.” The idea is that in the face of insurmountable odds, even if you only have…

Life’s Challenges

Boast in the burn

About twice a week, my wife and I have the same conversation. She says, “My workout at the gym was so hard today.” And,…

Bible 101

When we stop practicing

Years ago, a student who had graduated from the Christian high school where I taught shared that she was struggling with her faith. “Don’t…

Bible 101

Your pain plan: Dial 5-1-1

The next time you’re in pain, I would advise you to dial 5-1-1. That’s my shorthand way of reminding you to open your Bible…

Life’s Challenges

You’re not alone in life’s storms

In my young adult years, unshakable faith came easy. But recently—maybe because of an awareness of so many seemingly impossible situations or maybe because…

Living My Faith

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…

Life’s Challenges

Thorns are good?

“Why did this happen to me? Why is life always such a struggle? I’m tired of the battles with myself and with everyone else….

Life’s Challenges

But you promised

When I’m overwhelmed, I sometimes wish God would pull up a chair and advise me. Jacob had reason to feel that way too. He…

Who is God?

The last runner

My son ran on his high school cross country team. At his first meet, we saw the most remarkable thing at the finish line….

Life’s Challenges

God’s love is bigger than dollar signs

My family and I made a decision recently that was a little bit scary. It was scary because it impacted the amount of monthly…