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Temporary shame

While shame is a good thing (Jeremiah 6:15), God doesn’t want it to last too long. Just ask Eve. A few summers ago, I…

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3 essential verses if you feel ashamed

If you frequently feel shame, that humiliation over your sins that makes you feel like you don’t belong and that you need to hide,…

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What makes someone happy?

Webmd.com has changed the landscape of the medical world. Right at our fingertips is enough information to do some rudimentary diagnostics on ourselves: Why…

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You were not meant to carry your burdens

Young adults and the elderly seem to share the ability to be transparent. On New Year’s Eve, a young man sat in my living…

Life’s Challenges

Where’s your focus?

I’m not sure what you got for Christmas. I got COVID. Thankfully, my physical symptoms were mild. Unfortunately, my emotional and spiritual reactions were…

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Get out of Satan’s mouth

The apostle Peter warned, “Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8). A good…

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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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Look back

  Tick. Tock. There are more than 30 million seconds in a year. How many of those 30 million moments of the year do…

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I feel goaded by guilt

Do you know what it’s like never to feel that what you do for somebody else is enough? Or good enough? Are you insecure…

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Punishment pays for your sin

At Sensō-ji, the oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo, there’s a shrine to Kume no Heinai. An expert swordsman of the 17th century, Kume killed…

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Nothing to crow about

I have a question for anyone who knows anything about chickens. How long does a rooster live? I have new neighbors who raise chickens…

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Why am I still broken?

Perhaps you’ve heard church sermons portraying how wonderful the Christian life is. Perhaps you’ve heard thrilling testimonies from people whose lives were transformed by…