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Turn on the news, look at a magazine, scan the Internet…do you believe you are getting truth? Some would say there is a crisis when it comes to truth. Even when we try to be truthful, it’s easy to embellish the truth. […]

Persevere: Not a word we hear often. But it is especially important in the face of suffering. And most of us have experienced some suffering in our lives. Whether it is a troubled child, a conflictual marriage, a chronic illness […]

Recently, I was on a Christian radio program. The hosts asked, “Can someone who struggles with mental health issues have joy?” And I thought, “Great question, because joy is not the same as happiness.” Mental health disorders are widely misunderstood […]

When John and Sue began to argue over a conflict involving parenting, Sue’s mom physically put herself between the two. She then quoted Matthew 5:9, “Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.” Both spouses […]

Feeling disconnected? Just getting through your day? Nothing much excites you and life feels like a struggle. The Christian life promises joy and peace and you feel neither. What’s going on? The answer could have to do with John 15, a […]

My daughter brought the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” to my attention. She was riveted to the series, but felt it was dark and disturbing. “Mom, you’ve got to watch this. I don’t know what to think as it gets […]

Trouble comes and we often feel alone, even abandoned. Because of a crisis, we may feel as if there is no one who can understand us or help us through a painful time. And if we grew up in a […]

No one likes to be out of control and feel vulnerable. In a moment, our lives can be changed through no action of our own. Things happen. Most of us have personal stories of loss and suffering. They may involve […]

Today, we remember Good Friday. Do you sometimes feel as if your life is lived in a perpetual Good Friday mode? Like the movie, Groundhog Day, it seems you are replaying the same bad day over and over, fighting despair […]

Do you watch TV, go to the movies or read the covers of fashion magazines? If so, you may be led to believe that your sexual appetite drives your daily life. Why? Because this is a central message of popular […]