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The only word I need on my tombstone

Sin is like walking down a hill. Every step we take makes it more difficult to return. How far down the hill are you…

Living My Faith

The hill we died on

Christianity is at a crossroads. Some churches have planted their flags on the hills they’re willing to die on. They’ll stand firm where they’ve…

Life’s Challenges

Refocused but resistant

Did you know there are only four verses in the book of Jonah that talk about the big fish swallowing him? This story isn’t…

Life’s Challenges

Rescued but responsible

The longest anyone has held his or her breath underwater is 22 minutes. Impressive! How long did Jonah hold his when he was thrown…

Life’s Challenges

Defiance and acceptance

When Jonah ran from God, buying a one-way ticket away from Nineveh, he put himself and everyone on that ship in danger.  Who have…

Living My Faith

The gift of repentance

Do you love repenting? That word might bring some uninspiring pictures to mind. Perhaps an angry preacher thumping his Bible or a street corner…

Living My Faith

Should you “do Lent”?

Churchy words can be weird. (That’s why Pastor Mike has a six-part series talking about them.) Pretty soon you’ll be hearing another one: Lent….

Life’s Challenges

This child will trouble us

Our thoughts of baby Jesus make us glad like Mary’s did for her: “My spirit rejoices in God my Savior” (Luke 1:47). It is…

Life’s Challenges

Take my life

Young Frances walked with her head down. A clever girl, she’d memorized Bible passages when she was only four and started writing poems at…

Living My Faith

Is sorrow good or bad?

Well, this is a no-brainer, right? Who on earth would ever want to be sad? We don’t have to go looking for sadness. It…