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Life’s Challenges

Seek truth

It’s hard to know what to do when you don’t know what is true. I felt that way when COVID first hit. As the…

Living My Faith

Love God … that’s all

When I take couples through my premarriage counseling course, part of their homework is to invite an older couple out to dinner. The older…

Living My Faith

You want me to believe what?!

Reason is a gift of God. Reason aids us in understanding, if only partially, the beauty of God’s creation. However, if reason is misused…

Friends & Family

What the dying would have done differently

A few years ago, Bronnie Ware, an Australian author, wrote a book about her experiences in listening to dying people. As she dialogued with…

Friends & Family

Drug court wisdom

The other day I was in a courtroom to offer encouragement to a friend facing serious legal charges for her drug-related decisions. The judge,…

Friends & Family

Hanging with coal?

When I was a kid, my pastor showed the kids at our church how friendships work. He took a giant ziplock bag and dropped…

Friends & Family

Stay away from fools

This might seem unchristian to say, but sometimes God wants you to stay away. There are people you know whom God wants you to…

Friends & Family

Your six hundred people

According to a 2013 New York Times study, you know about six hundred people. Put together your neighbors, family, friends, coworkers, church community, etc.,…

Living My Faith

More than simple

The Bible says, “The complacency of fools will destroy them” (Proverbs 1:32). Complacency means being entirely satisfied with where I am, even if it…

Bible 101

More than milkshakes

In a lifetime of reading and writing, American author John Irving has noticed there are a greater number of “meaty” novels on best-seller lists…

Living My Faith

What are you thankful for?

Let me set the scene for you. Thanksgiving Day. After having their hands slapped a few times in failed food-snitching attempts, the family finally…

Depression & Anxiety

God, what should I do?

At some point, even the smartest of us faces a dilemma. A decision that could go either way. Should I grab a cup of…