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Christian resolutions

Did you know January was named after the Roman god Janus? Janus had two faces, one looking backward and the other forward, which is…

Who is God?

This is only a test

King Hezekiah was a phenomenal leader of the Israelite people and provided godly and inspired leadership that saved the country from annihilation. King Hezekiah…

Living My Faith

Fight back

It feels like the world is getting more evil. I need both hands (and possibly my feet) to count how many people in the…

Life’s Challenges

Breaking branches

There’s a scene in the movie National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation where Aunt Bethany’s cat is gnawing on a string of lights. The cat ends…

Living My Faith

The victory is ours now

Friends of Jesus in every generation, the victory is ours right now. We don’t have to wait to be thrilled by the spectacular events…

Living My Faith

Practicing gratitude

If your social media feed looks anything like mine in November, thankfulness and gratitude are making a comeback. In a buildup to Thanksgiving, friends…

Life’s Challenges

Standing for the truth

My family recently watched the movie The Courier. It’s based on the true story of a British businessman who carried secrets from a spy…

Living My Faith

Evidence of the Spirit: Self-control

Comedian Jim Carrey has a line I love. He’s about to go crazy, and then he hollers out with a smirk, “Sssomebody ssstop me!”…

Life’s Challenges

You’ve got a different view (Part 1)

As I’m writing this, I’m sitting in the window seat of an airplane. The woman in the middle seat has been looking out the…

Life’s Challenges

Don’t blend in!

On our island home, it’s easy to spot a tourist. It’s not just their white skin that gives them away. It’s their straw hats…

Taboo

Sex Ed. Ed. (i.e., How to talk to your kids about sex)

Let me set the scene for you: I was a first-year teacher, straight out of college, freshly married, and getting into the groove of…

Who is God?

Too strong for God?

Have you ever heard the conundrum: “Is it possible for God to create a rock so heavy that he can’t lift it?” Umm.  A…