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Life’s Challenges

Better is good

Forget about perfect. It’s not going to happen. Only God is perfect. I suggest we focus on something more attainable like being better. We…

Living My Faith

For women 18-49 (and those who love them)

If you’re a female under 50, who’s the best person at church to teach you how to live a God-pleasing life? (Hint: It’s not…

Living My Faith

For men 18-49 (and those who love them)

Godliness for younger guys is simple. In Titus chapter 2, Paul gives older guys a long list (be temperate, self-controlled, loving, etc). Older women…

Living My Faith

For women 50 and older (and those who love them)

Paul wrote some curious words about older women: “Teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers…

Living My Faith

For men 50 and older (and those who love them) – Part 2

If you’ve ever witnessed a baptism, you might have seen a small crowd of people gathered in front of church. When a child is…

Living My Faith

For men 50 and older (and those who love them) – Part 1

Of all the official members of my church, about 7 percent of them are what the apostle Paul called “older men,” a Greek word…

Life’s Challenges

Sin is short-term pleasure

Back in 2011, Miami rapper Pitbull released a song that would flood the airwaves and dominate the charts. In its chorus, he sang about…

Living My Faith

Progress & perfection

Do you think God’s happy when you’re making progress but not yet perfect? Consider that question as you listen to Paul: “Brothers and sisters,…

Living My Faith

Getting fit

Have you ever thought about the ways in which exercising and spending time with Jesus are similar? On the surface, your fitness goals and…

Life’s Challenges

In a world of conspiracies, how do you find the truth?

The Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma was prophetic. Granted it is ironic that Netflix produced a movie that bashed addictive media that removes people…

Life’s Challenges

My worst enemy and my best friend

Back in 2001, pop star Pink released a hit song entitled, “Don’t Let Me Get Me.” She sang about the daily war she fought…

Living My Faith

Just four things

One of my favorite memes was based on a tweet from 2018: My 3yo said she wanted to be an astronaut, and I said…