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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…

Living My Faith

Speed bumps

Ugh! Speed bumps. They’re everywhere. It was bad enough when they put them in parking lots. Now they’re on the narrow streets of neighborhoods…

Life’s Challenges

Jesus calls the broken

Have you ever pretended you had it all together? Recently, I met a friend for coffee and, fueled by Pastor Mike’s sermons, decided to…

Living My Faith

You can’t do it all, but you can give your all

I checked the National Day Calendar for February and was stunned by how much there is to celebrate. For the shortest month of the…

Life’s Challenges

Don’t give up on Jesus

We are three weeks into the new year, so maybe you, like me, have already started writing the correct year on important documents. How’s…

Life’s Challenges

Stock your arsenal

I’m not sure about you, but I don’t have too many enemies. I had that one terrible landlord once, a couple disgruntled employees, and…

Living My Faith

Resolve

The ticktock countdown finally reached the midnight hour. While the echo of “Auld Lang Syne” burned off in the rising sun of the dawn,…

Living My Faith

They use Jesus against us

Maybe Jesus was having a bad day when he told a story where the hero was a dishonest manager. Maybe he felt discouraged by…

Living My Faith

Don’t be a troll

Do you know about troll farms? Until recently, I lived in blissful ignorance. But then I learned how thousands and thousands of people in…

Living My Faith

If not now, when?

A few years back, I heard a pastor say most people don’t reject Jesus. They just never get around to following him. Each day…

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…