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Jan Gompper

Jan Gompper

Jan Gompper spent most of her career teaching theatre at Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee. She also served six years as a cohost for Time of Grace during its start-up years. She has collaborated on two faith-based musicals, numerous Christian songs, and has written and codirected scripts for a Christian video series. She and her husband now reside in the Tampa area, where she continues to practice her acting craft and coach aspiring acting students as opportunities arise. She also assists with Sunday school and other church-related activities.

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Depression & Anxiety

When the fever breaks

Having the flu is no fun, especially when it’s accompanied by aches, fever, and chills that make you toss and turn all night, shivering…

Life’s Challenges

Don’t give up without a fight!

“Thy will be done” (Luke 11:2 KJV). This can be hard to pray when we or those we love are facing dire circumstances. Perhaps,…

Bible 101

Jesus passed the test for us

Do you remember the standardized tests you took in school where you had to color in tiny circles with your #2 yellow lead pencil?…

Living My Faith

Certain hope

“I hope the weather will be nice tomorrow.” “I hope that cute guy asks me out.” “I hope this new medical treatment will work.”…

Life’s Challenges

A natural resistance

People who are approaching death sometimes have a surge of energy a day or two before they pass. They may be able to do…

Living My Faith

He’s up

Commercial insurance broker Sam Castronova posted the following on his weblog back in 2010: “To all my Brothers out there trying to win the…

Bible 101

When we stop practicing

Years ago, a student who had graduated from the Christian high school where I taught shared that she was struggling with her faith. “Don’t…

Living My Faith

The comfort in the Lord’s Supper

There are differing beliefs when it comes to celebrating the Lord’s Supper. Some Christians believe that the bread and wine “represent” the body and…

Living My Faith

Are you all in?

Have you ever done the Hokey Pokey? “Put your right foot in, put your right foot out, put your right foot in, and shake…

Life’s Challenges

Beware the bully

Most of us grew up with a bully in our schoolyard. You used to be able to see him or her coming. Today, it’s…

Who is God?

A good kind of jealousy

Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the word jealous as “hostile toward a rival or one believed to enjoy an advantage: envious.” Jealousy is considered a negative…

Life’s Challenges

Brighter days

When I was younger and going through a rough patch, my mother would always (and I mean always) tell me, “There are brighter days…