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A different kind of list

From a parenting perspective, Christmas is a pretty easy time to get kids to behave. After all, they are keenly aware of Santa’s naughty-or-nice…

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When it’s hard to be thankful

Thanksgiving is a time we’re all supposed to be thankful. Some years, though, it’s kind of hard to feel that way. For some, this…

Life’s Challenges

Who am I?

One day a friend asked me, “Do you ever look in the mirror and not even recognize whose face that is? Do you ever…

Social Issues

Social media, smartphones, and our spiritual health

2007 changed everything. In 2007 Facebook left college campuses and broke out into the rest of the world. In 2007 Twitter became its own…

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The turning point

Have you ever wondered why the disciples were willing to walk away from everything to follow Jesus? What would cause them to leave their…

Living My Faith

Leaders accept responsibility

Anyone can blame somebody else for what’s wrong. It takes a leader to accept responsibility for the misdeeds of the group. Nehemiah was a…

Life’s Challenges

Addiction, recovery, and the church

A few months ago, my coworker Pastor Bill met with our city’s mayor. Pastor Bill asked him what the most critical issues in the…

Bible 101

3 words that will change your Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a spiritually dangerous time of year. Why? Because this is a season when many of us put our joy, happiness, peace, and…

Living My Faith

Come as you are

The photo at the bottom of this blog is what I looked like after 30 minutes with a makeup artist who used not one…

Who is God?

God’s secret agents

How does God get his agenda for earth accomplished? Let me count the ways: He can act unilaterally, with his unlimited almighty power, as…

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The best treat of all!

“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these” (Mark 10:14). In…

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Church potluck

Aside from the obvious ones like raindrops on roses and warm woolen mittens, I have another favorite thing: a good old-fashioned church potluck. People…