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Life’s Challenges

3 words that will change your election-year fear

The year 2020, it appears, is the year of fear. As I write these words, there’s no emotion that seems to have gripped more…

Living My Faith

Change Your Negative Thoughts to Positive

You don’t need to be stuck in negative thoughts. You can do this by literally changing your brain. Pastor Ben explains.

Living My Faith

Church, we need to rise, or we will surely fall

It seems everywhere we look battle lines have been drawn. If we’re not careful, the church, like the country, will fall in division. Pastors…

Living My Faith

Lying talk

Why do people tell lies? Well, that’s easy. Because lying might enable guilty people to escape responsibility and consequences for their misdeeds. Because lying…

Living My Faith

Waiting is the hardest part

A few years ago, my just-waking-up child walked into the kitchen and asked for scrambled eggs. I said no—because the bacon, apple, and cheddar…

Life’s Challenges

The problem with coping mechanisms

Each day seems to bring a new announcement or policy concerning the pandemic that challenges our normal way of life. At the church where…

Living My Faith

Revelation origination

Think how much of human life is a struggle for control. Investors struggle for control of a business . . . husbands and wives…

Living My Faith

Resting is a work of faith

Give a one-year-old a toy drum and that child will keep banging. Nonstop. Until Mom or Dad can’t take it anymore and attempt to…

Living My Faith

Humbly self-aware

Satan just cannot abide Christians walking peacefully and happily along the middle of the road of our lives. He will either try to shove…

Living My Faith

Where’s home for you?

My husband and I recently went to a neighborhood meeting to hear about what’s going on in our community. We went with pure intentions,…

Life’s Challenges

The Corona Survival Guide for Couples

Day 1 The #1 thing for couples to do Healthy relationships were already hard enough. Creating and maintaining a you-first, quick-to-listen, how-can-I-help relationship took…

Taboo

Don’t let porn become corona’s pandemic

I wish the pastor’s text was wrong about porn. A colleague of mine shared some recent data about the correlation between cases of the…