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Life’s Challenges

We’re only as sick as our secrets

Over the last few years, a number of high-profile Christians have been caught in scandals. Most recently, it’s been reported that the late apologist…

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Who, me? Touchy?

I sure can see the problems caused by other people’s hair-trigger tempers. One of the members of our church council went off on me…

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Who, me? Proud?

The 13th chapter of 1 Corinthians is justly famous. It is a brilliant and poetic exposition of the meaning of true love, biblical love,…

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Difficult people: In the mirror

If everyone you know is difficult to deal with, here’s a heads up. Take a look in the mirror. The most difficult person of…

Life’s Challenges

When saying “Thanks!” is hard

I got the text while I was at work. “We can’t come,” it read. Oh no. The visit we had been looking forward to…

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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Revelation origination

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