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Life’s Challenges

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…

Living My Faith

Shame is an essential worker

This might seem odd to say, but shame is an essential worker in the kingdom of God. If the sinful actions that came from…

Friends & Family

What are you ashamed of?

Is there anything that you are ashamed of? Apparently, my oldest daughter could answer that question emphatically. I was parked with our family minivan…

Living My Faith

Jesus bridged the gap

Have you ever heard of the Mackinac Bridge? It’s an architectural marvel that connects the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan. Opened in 1957,…

Living My Faith

Even for me?

One of Satan’s biggest lies is to try to convince people that Jesus is not for people like them. They know what Jesus did,…

Living My Faith

Is sorrow good or bad?

Well, this is a no-brainer, right? Who on earth would ever want to be sad? We don’t have to go looking for sadness. It…

Living My Faith

Painful memories

Our capacity for memory is a wonderful thing, isn’t it? In the 3 pounds of tissue and chemicals within our skull are beautiful images,…

Living My Faith

Take the Baptism plunge

When I lived in the Milwaukee area, headline news on New Year’s Day announced the annual Polar Plunge. Every year people brave the frigid…

Life’s Challenges

4 kinds of sins (and the 1 God prefers)

If you’re going to sin against God, make sure you sin against him in the right way. Obviously, God doesn’t want you to sin…

Life’s Challenges

Look in the windshield, not the rearview

Is a sharp memory good? Depends. It’s good when you remember names, birthdays, anniversaries, appointments, and promises. It’s bad when you remember past slights,…

Friends & Family

Sins of the sons

I know about pain that doesn’t go away. I wrote a book about it. I’m writing about it again, but not because of my…

Depression & Anxiety

How to switch from reacting to preventing suicide

I met her at the airport. Within a few minutes, the woman told me, “I’ve been at two funerals in the past two months—and…