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Life’s Challenges

A new master

Imagine a certain sin. You’re not just tolerating it like a stray dog that occasionally squeezes under your fence. But you feed it. Adopt…

Living My Faith

Always something

In life there’s always something to grumble about and always something to be grateful for. Always. If God miraculously doubled your wealth, halved your…

Life’s Challenges

An antidote for sin

Read about God bringing Israel out of slavery in Egypt and you’ll notice a frustrating refrain: “Israel grumbled against the Lord.” How could they…

Living My Faith

Quiet waters

“He leads me beside quiet waters” (Psalm 23:2). Our Good Shepherd, Jesus, promises he will lead us beside quiet waters. Water is necessary for…

Who is God?

The moment I almost lost my faith

The religious rug was pulled out from under my feet. In the middle of my studies to become a pastor, I somehow stumbled onto…

Bible 101

Naked & no shame

It is the kind of verse that makes children snicker. Or it makes groomsmen giggle. Maturity doesn’t always accompany age. “Adam and his wife…

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

Fast learners

Have you ever done a fast? Perhaps you’ve fasted for Lent or for your health or for a medical procedure. Fasting is coming back…

Living My Faith

Are you ready for the minefield?

When you reached over to turn off the alarm this morning, did you hesitantly place one bare foot on the floor and then the…

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…

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

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…