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Bible 101

An opened mind

While reading a study book on the 23rd Psalm, I was dangerously close to sleepwalking through the entire book. The author’s study questions and…

Life’s Challenges

The gift of now

Listening to the news and the watercooler gossip about the news, there’s a pretty good consensus that everyone’s positive everything’s bad in the world….

Bible 101

The cure

I am one of over 14 million people who suffer from some form of autoimmune disease. If you add those who suffer from the…

Friends & Family

Never give up

Irene came of age during the Great Depression—a young mother before WWII. Her marriage was fraught with neglect and abuse as she raised her…

Living My Faith

Speed bumps

Ugh! Speed bumps. They’re everywhere. It was bad enough when they put them in parking lots. Now they’re on the narrow streets of neighborhoods…

Living My Faith

Go to church

Addicted to something? Go to church. Have a potty mouth? Go to church. Workaholic? Go to church. Parental issues? Go to church. Hate anyone?…

Life’s Challenges

Cry for a moment

“Jesus wept” (John 11:35). Oh, the bittersweet joy this sentence gives! We draw comfort knowing Jesus was emotional enough to cry. His pain was…

Living My Faith

Risk factor

“I’m not judging you; I’m just sayin’ . . .” is a trendy, risk-adverse attempt to vent one’s opinion without the added bonus of…

Who is God?

A Valentine from Jesus

Valentine’s Day . . . bleh! My first experience with love’s missed arrow happened in high school. In the cafeteria, a Valentine’s booth took…

Living My Faith

Resolve

The ticktock countdown finally reached the midnight hour. While the echo of “Auld Lang Syne” burned off in the rising sun of the dawn,…

Living My Faith

The weakest link

“A chain is only as strong as its weakest link” is a proverb inspired from an 18th-century book by Thomas Reid.  Ideally, God’s visible…

Living My Faith

Public confession

It’s one thing to repent of our wrongdoings to our all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-present God. In light of this, it kind of makes it…