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Life’s Challenges

Self-control is a “fruit”

I wish self-control was a microwavable meal. Pop in a prayer request, wait a minute or two, and your self-control comes out, steaming and…

Life’s Challenges

You are normal

When you find yourself addicted to destructive behavior, you might assume that you are not normal, the only one who struggles so deeply, so…

Bible 101

The only filter you need

On Facebook, one of my friends shared one of the best quotes I’ve ever seen attributed to Abraham Lincoln: “Don’t believe everything you read…

Bible 101

No longer stinky

My son is 18 months old, and while I love him dearly and he can be painfully adorable sometimes, other times—he drives me a…

Friends & Family

Drug court wisdom

The other day I was in a courtroom to offer encouragement to a friend facing serious legal charges for her drug-related decisions. The judge,…

Living My Faith

Forget about the “perfect” Christmas

If you could change anything, what would it be? I’m not asking about world peace or cancer. We’re heading into Christmas, and this is…

Life’s Challenges

Not-so-fast food for the soul

I eat too fast. This has been a lifelong struggle, and I’m not sure when it started. But when I’m out at a restaurant…

Living My Faith

Using your time even better

Pastor Mike’s latest sermon series may challenge you a bit. It changed my perspective. Maybe you, like me, tend to justify the way you…

Living My Faith

You are what you look at

“The eye is the lamp of the body.” This strange image comes from Jesus’ famous Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5–7, specifically 6:22). He…

Living My Faith

Being persistent, not stubborn

Today I want to talk to all the dreamers out there. I don’t mean the nighttime dreamers; I mean the other kind. If you…

Life’s Challenges

Invisible poison—you need the cure

I had one of the worst days of my life recently when I took my baby in for his one-year-old checkup and found out…

Life’s Challenges

The economy of more

Last year I asked for more. I had one insane financial goal, and I asked God to help me meet it. He did. And…