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Leave the mess

My youngest child is a pack rat. She saves lunch napkin notes from Mom. She saves feathers and stones, empty Tic Tac boxes, and…

Living My Faith

Hosanna youth choir

Jesus’ disciples had a problem with Jesus’ child followers, and ironically so did his enemies. The crowds of people who welcomed King Jesus to…

Life’s Challenges

Money magnet

At first glance, Jesus got it backward: “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21). Wouldn’t it be better…

Living My Faith

Shut your mouth, holy man (or woman)!

I sort of wish I had someone there to stop me every time I start saying something unkind or unnecessary or in a scathing…

Bible 101

Two lies and a truth

There is a game played at team-building events and slumber parties alike called Two Truths and a Lie. The idea is to learn more…

Friends & Family

Should Christians diet?

If the Bible says our bodies are temporary and our souls are eternal, should we think much about calories and sodium and sugar? Or…

Life’s Challenges

Lasting treasure

In early 2018, a couple from Colorado sold everything they owned and bought a boat in pursuit of their dream to sail the open…

Living My Faith

Not so simple

My wife and I set a crazy goal this year—not to go out to eat for six straight months. That’s why I bought us…

Living My Faith

Be Patient by . . . Giving Time Away?

How generous are you with your time to other people?

Living My Faith

Freedom!

It’s almost here: the day the United States celebrates its freedom from the tyranny of old King George and Mother England, and we do…

Social Issues

Abortion: What Does God Say? Abortion and the Government

What guidance does God give us on how to deal with government and the moral dilemma over issues such as abortion? Pastor Mike talks about the relationship between church and government, how issues such as abortion fit into the mix, and what we can learn from the New Testament Christians.

Who is God?

Not my God

When President Obama was elected, a number of people said, “Not my president!” Then, when President Trump was elected, people from the other end…