Category: Bible

When a Father Wound Defines You

I have said it before and I will say it again. I am comforted—deeply so—by the fact that God put so many misfits and insecure people in the Bible and then accomplished…

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Bring on the Substitute

If you are interested in sports, the term substitute might imply “second-best” in your vocabulary. Those who are not included in the starting five for basketball or the starting eleven for soccer…

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What is Healthy Faith vs. Spiritual Bypassing?

Events in the world have been hard. And, when things get hard, our faith gets tested. So, what does healthy faith look like when it feels like the world is falling apart?…

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Words Can Hurt: 8 Ways We Wound Others

2020 will be known for many things. But it won’t be remembered as the Year of Thoughtful Words. Careful and kind communication seem rare these days. In the culture, media, and the church,…

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Advent: A Hopeful Story

What’s on your Christmas wish list this year? Is there one item in particular that you’re hoping to receive? (Rule out the fact that, as an adult, you could probably acquire this…

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Defeating Your Past

Do you ever feel like your faults, failures and past sins disqualify you from being used by God? Sometimes those voices that tell me those things get so overpowering that I start…

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Changing Seasons

September 29, 2020, 2:36 p.m. Outside my window trees are tossing down their crimson, golden and blaze orange leaves, unfurling a vibrant welcome mat for the changing season. The newly cool autumn…

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Faith in Turmoil and Tumult

Over the last few months, we all have seen the memes about 2020. My favorite: “If 2020 were a piñata” superimposed over a picture of a huge paper wasp nest. I love…

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Types of Loneliness and the Importance of Facing It

No one wants to feel lonely. And yet, every single person does. Loneliness, along with anxiety, is one of the most basic realities of being human. Facing your loneliness takes courage. And, it’s…

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The Valley of Blessing

In 2 Chronicles 20, several armies declared war against King Jehoshaphat at the same time. It says he was terrified when he heard the news. He immediately began to beg The Lord…

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