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Life’s Challenges

Accepting

I have an acceptance disorder. It’s because I buy into the idea that “everything is possible for one who believes” (Mark 9:23). That creates…

Social Issues

Reflecting on kids and crisis during Christmas

I recently attended a seminar held in my city about mental health, suicide, and crisis prevention. The statistics and stories from my part of…

Life’s Challenges

Something to give

I remember the exact date, time, and where I was when things started going downhill for our family this fall. We all experience it…

Life’s Challenges

The Lord hears

Joseph Scriven was born in Ireland in 1819. He grew up, earned a degree, and fell in love. The night before his wedding, his…

Life’s Challenges

Thorns protect the flowers

I never want to romanticize suffering. I take it very seriously. But I can’t overlook what God has done through suffering people. Suffering made…

Life’s Challenges

When death seems to win

This year I’m really struggling with writing about Easter. For me that’s pretty weird, because I love Easter. I love Jesus. I love that…

Life’s Challenges

Refinement by fire

I find the concept of trial-by-comfort pretty appealing. It sounds so much better than the whole trial-by-fire thing, which is a concept I’m not…

Life’s Challenges

Joy in hardship

This Thanksgiving it’s not going to be particularly hard to have thankful feelings in my heart. The year has brought plenty of challenges and…

Life’s Challenges

I’m not what I used to be

When you’re young, life’s possibilities seem endless. You may be broke, indebted even, but you’ve got time. Plenty of time. You’ve got energy to…

Life’s Challenges

Naughty fever! Bad fever!

I have limits to how much stress and trouble I can absorb when reading the news. When I’ve had enough, I just have to…

Living My Faith

Gold

Job, the Old Testament believer, was at a loss. God had stripped him of so much. Worldly goods. Family. Friends. Dignity. Respect. Health. If…

Life’s Challenges

Living with loss: A spouse

Do you have the idea that your life as a Christian is just going to get better and better? That one by one your…