When in Doubt
Christian Living / September 21, 2017

My camper crumbled a stick in her hands as we sat watching the lake glimmer. “What’s been on your mind?” I repeated, “Anything in particular?” Bits of the stick tumbled to the ground, and words tumbled out of her mouth. She had questions on everything from creation to end times to evil to absolute truth. And below these, she wondered if this God was worth trusting despite her pain. ... Read more

Redefining Self-Care in Light of Eternity
Family Matters / September 19, 2017

I cannot push on in my own strength. But maybe looking to Christ as my example means, while I do not negate self-care, I redefine self-care. Maybe redefining self-care looks like, as 2 Corinthians 4 says, looking to things that are unseen and eternal. ... Read more

God is Sustaining You
Theology / September 16, 2017

When we are tempted to doubt or despair, we have two options. We can do just that- doubt and despair- and assume that God really is not in control, or else, he must not be the good and gracious God he claims to be. Or, we can step back and try to look at things from a heavenly perspective. ... Read more

A Quiet Courage
Christian Living / September 14, 2017

When I think of courage, images of Navy Seals on covert missions come immediately to mind; however, the Apostle Paul wrote about a much broader and more encompassing scope of courage. ... Read more

In Barrenness or Bounty
Christian Living / September 12, 2017

Places have power, especially deeply personal places. There are certain spaces and places that evoke deep emotions for each of us.To others, a childhood home, a favorite tree or a frequented restaurant may appear to be nothing more any other house, shrub or eatery. ... Read more

The Intolerable Compliment
Christian Living / September 9, 2017

We have all received our share of painful compliments ranging from the tame “Wow, you look so much healthier than you used to” to the more potent “Where on earth did your sons get that incredible skin? They clearly did not get that from you.” ... Read more

Are We Giving God Our Best, or What’s Left
Christian Living / September 7, 2017

The last book of the Old Testament is the book of Malachi. In this book the prophet warned the people of Israel that they needed to turn back to God. Although there may not be many modern sermons from the book still is applicable to us today. Malachi teaches an important lesson in chapter one verses 6-14 on what we are giving to God. ... Read more

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