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Where Can We Turn for Certain Hope in Uncertain Days?

Where do you go for hope? Where do you turn when the world feels upside down? What comforts you when life goes off the rails?  Here are four truths from scripture that…

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Internet Outrage, Public Shaming, and the Modern-Day Pharisee Phenomenon

New York Times writer Tim Kreider coined the term, “Outrage Porn,” to describe what he sees as our culture’s insatiable search for things to be offended by. Based on hundreds of comments and…

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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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Stand Strong

One of my favorite people in the Bible is Gideon. I’m reminded of his story so often because I find myself in need of all the lessons it teaches. In Judges 6,…

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When You Take Out All the Romance

Hallmark movies and the holidays. Those two topics just go together in my family. My mom and sister know all of the Christmas Hallmark movies by heart and could talk your ear…

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My wife, Kasi, and I have five children. Our oldest two are both girls, 11 and six, and they both love to play with Play-Doh. They have all the colors and all the tools…

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Where There’s a Why There’s a Way

Do you, like most people, struggle with being self-disciplined? If so, you might ask yourself why. Not, “Why am I so lazy, inconsistent, incapable?” but rather “Why does  being disciplined matter at all?”…

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Walking With Doubters

Acollege student can’t reconcile her faith with what a professor said in class — and concludes the fault must lie in her faith. A teen, concerned with social justice, wonders how a…

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The Misunderstanding of My Mustard Seed

Last week the kids and I were heading to prayer meeting down on the OMS campus a few miles away. Matt had been gone for a few days, and I was looking…

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Seeing Life As Seasonal

The older I get, the more I see life as seasonal. Seasons come and go, and our lives our best lived in harmony with them rather than in conflict. Always wishing you…

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