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The truth is, my life is messy too

A couple months ago, I interviewed two women who had abortions. The particulars of each pregnancy—that neither were married, neither father wanted the pregnancy…

Living My Faith

Are You Focused on the Right Things?

Are you paying attention to the right things in life? Are you willing to pay the price if you’re not?

Life’s Challenges

Whose world is ending?

I knew some wannabe prophets who predicted the end of the world would come in their lifetimes. But they’re gone now. They saw things…

Living My Faith

God’s kingdom work starts so small

I love reading the history of congregations and church bodies, especially the stories of their founding and early days. How tiny the groups were…

Social Issues

Abortion: What Does God Say? Abortion and the Womb (Part 2)

Abortion is one of culture’s most complex debates, spilling onto street corners, courtrooms, and social media. But what does the Bible say about this issue, if anything? How should followers of Jesus feel personally about abortion, given the multitude of reasons that unplanned pregnancies are ended? Part 2 of 2.

Living My Faith

Communicating clearly

Our daughter was coming up the driveway when my husband made the universal signal for “roll down your window.” (You know, the crank-your-arm-in-a-circular-motion signal.)…

Living My Faith

Are you confused about home?

My family lives on almost 12 acres of land. For three years my husband tried his hand at being a beekeeper, but Wisconsin winters…

Social Issues

Abortion: What Does God Say? Abortion and the Womb (Part 1)

Abortion is one of culture’s most complex debates, spilling onto street corners, courtrooms, and social media. But what does the Bible say about this issue, if anything? How should followers of Jesus feel personally about abortion, given the multitude of reasons that unplanned pregnancies are ended? Part 1 of 2.

Taboo

Be That Friend

If, by God’s grace, you aren’t the one in three or four who have experienced abuse, you might not know what to do to…

Living My Faith

How does your garden grow?

When we lived in Minnesota, we had a huge garden—I’m talking 40 feet of asparagus, 20 pepper plants in pots, rhubarb, raspberries, strawberries, a…

Bible 101

Your sins are not like coffee grounds

It was 5:20 A.M. I was pulling out the coffeepot to pour my first cup when things went tragically awry. (I use the word…

Social Issues

Paying the price for being incomplete

We are underperforming in many important arenas because the teams on the field are incomplete. Too many things are still under the thumbs of…