Category: God

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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The Potential Perils of Self (ie)-Esteem

The hunt for self-esteem is everywhere. Advice on how to achieve it can be found in parenting articles, business coaching, and the self-help section of every bookstore. According to the Harvard Business Review: Self-esteem…

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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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God Speaks

God speaks to us through creation. He speaks to us through his Word. God speaks to us through quiet hearts. When I was little, I was baffled—BAFFLED—by Jesus’ desire to pray. “Why would…

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Put Not Your Trust in Princes

When injustice assaultsagainwhen image-bearers dieagainwhen grieving mothers mournagainwhen communities lamentagainwhen eyes are closedagainwhen backs are turnedagainwhen right takes a hitagainwhen business as usual returnsagainwhen accountability is questionedagainwhen narratives are twistedagainwhen anger risesagainwhen…

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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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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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Defiant Hope for Troubling Times

“In this world you will have trouble…” What an incredibly uplifting sentiment, right? I think the last few months have been evidence enough that this true. So much pain, heartache and loss.…

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