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Bible 101

The Lord’s Prayer 101

You may or may not know that Jesus’ favorite thing to talk about was the kingdom of God. My simple definition of God’s kingdom…

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,…

Depression & Anxiety

Plug in to the power source

A young man was studying to be a pastor when he learned that his brother had been killed. He felt he should be able…

Life’s Challenges

Pray the psalms

“Make haste, O God, to deliver me! O Lord, make haste to help me! Let them be put to shame and confusion who seek…

Life’s Challenges

Pray for God’s justice

One of the beautiful things about biblical writing is that it does not whitewash human thought processes. Even amongst those who wrote under God’s…

Depression & Anxiety

How to deal with anxiety (Part 3)

There are 30 Bible passages where words like anxious or worry show up, and two of them specifically encourage us to pray. Paul wrote,…

Prayer

Homework for a year

Your school days might be a part of the distant past, but I want to give you a year’s worth of homework. Up for…

Life’s Challenges

Live at peace

Here are some words to hold in tension. In Psalm 58, David proclaims, “The righteous will be glad when they are avenged, when they…

Living My Faith

Give God all glory

In the Lord’s Prayer, we begin by saying, “Father, may your name be regarded as holy. May your kingdom come and your will be…

Life’s Challenges

Hurt people hurt people

The Big Book of Revenge: Dozens of Wicked Ways to Have the Last Laugh. That was the title of a book donated to our…

Living My Faith

Want more faith?

There is something tricky about church. Many of the things that we love about our favorite church have zero ability to strengthen our faith….

Living My Faith

Jesus is God’s greatest gift

Sometimes you need about 40 years to really understand a Bible passage. That’s what happened with me and James 1:17. Ever since I was…