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Living My Faith

Are you ready for creation’s final concert?

Sometimes I think singing isn’t as much a part of our culture as it used to be. The evidence is everywhere. About a month…

Life’s Challenges

You have what it takes

The joy of a couple becoming pregnant is soon replaced with morning sickness. Then pregnancy tiredness. Then a baby convinced that the world revolves…

Who is God?

Actively seeking God

Where would you like to step out into a new adventure with the Lord and yet are held back by fear or lack of…

Living My Faith

Stuffed with wonder

I occasionally substitute teach in my son’s high school, and one of my highlights is reading Fahrenheit 451 with the American Lit. class. I…

Life’s Challenges

Turn ’em loose

I’ve looked behind the curtains in a number of religious organizations. The people at the top seem preoccupied with pulling the levers so they…

Friends & Family

To be at peace again

Some of the most comforting verses of the Bible are found in Acts 15:36-40: Some time later Paul said to Barnabas, “Let us go…

Living My Faith

Waiting on us

God must fold his everlasting arms across his chest and lean against a pearly fence post just waiting for us to try. We have…

Depression & Anxiety

Messy comfort

My ten-year-old is a big stuffed animal guy. He sleeps with one fox, one dog, four bears, two monkeys, one woolly mammoth, and at…

Living My Faith

The earth is the Lord’s

Sometimes I need to be reminded who this world belongs to. Sometimes it seems that it belongs to everyone except me; people whose ideas…

Living My Faith

Build me up

I tell my kids that people are like building blocks. Our words can build them up or knock them down. When conversations with a…

Living My Faith

It’s all God’s grace!

We are forgiven and accepted by God because of the finished work of Jesus. It’s all God’s grace. And yet, God’s grace isn’t reduced…

Life’s Challenges

Preparing for the storm

My Florida friends spent last week preparing for Hurricane Ian. Some reinforced windows in their homes. Another packed up a bunch of her possessions…