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Life’s Challenges

Reassurance

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, nor height…

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…

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…

Life’s Challenges

Thankful for the thorn

“I begged the Lord three times to take it away from me. But he told me: ‘My kindness is all you need. My power…

Life’s Challenges

At the empty tomb with Mary—Part 3

“Jesus said to her, ‘Mary’” (John 20:16). The Word made flesh holds the power to create from nothing, but with a gentle breath, he…

Life’s Challenges

At the empty tomb with Mary—Part 2

“At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus. He asked her, ‘Woman, why…

Life’s Challenges

At the empty tomb with Mary—Part 1

“When Jesus rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had driven seven…

Life’s Challenges

Breaking branches

There’s a scene in the movie National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation where Aunt Bethany’s cat is gnawing on a string of lights. The cat ends…

Life’s Challenges

A long obedience

“Fat” is a label that many of us put on ourselves without having any help from the peanut gallery of body-shamers. We can’t hide…

Life’s Challenges

Nobody knows

“Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen” is an old African American spiritual song that was sung in the days of slavery way before its…