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March 30, 2020

The whole world is reeling from an invisible enemy threatening our sense of security. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 170 nations are infected with the coronavirus, with the United States now leading the number of confirmed cases. Daily rou...

March 21, 2020

As we are social distancing to decrease the spread of COVID-19, let us aim to spiritually connect with God and one another. Let us draw near in our hearts and our homes. And let us be sanctified through all degrees of suffering, from the mildest of inconveniences to th...

March 11, 2020

The two things humans typically hold most dear are under attack: our health and our finances. With the coronavirus spreading and the stock market crashing, these are unstable times to be sure. Tension is tight and nerves are frayed. The future seems unpredictable, even...

February 25, 2020

If you plan to observe Lent or some variation of it, you may be contemplating what to give up this Easter season. If you’re still unsure if Lent is for you, read last week’s article to help you discern the best way to prepare your heart to celebrate Christ’s resurrecti...

February 20, 2020

We've barely wrapped up Valentine's and already the stores are stocking their shelves with Easter goodies. But this holiday is so much more than bunnies and baskets. How then should we prepare our hearts to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus and our hope of new life i...

January 14, 2020

Seeing clearly with our spiritual eyes means we see both God’s glory and the danger of straying from it. It means being aware of our blind spots, strongholds and weaknesses that can sneak up and bite us. 

God created a utopia for Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Food...

January 6, 2020

I recently revisited a childhood memory through the eyes of my oldest daughter. One day after school, my growing-like-a-weed girl plopped herself and a 40-pound backpack into the front seat and informed me in an exasperated tween tone that she really needed an eye appo...

December 23, 2019

Updated post from Nov. 2018

Read time: 7 minutes

The holidays are upon us and for many, that means gathering with family near and far. This can create a range of emotions and expectations that often leads to stress, irritation and even disappointment. In a time when...

December 22, 2019

What do you do when you just can’t take any more bad news? When death comes in threes and screens squawk chaos and the whole world seems to be collapsing? When the most wonderful time of the year collides with the most awful time for some? 

Grab hold of the Good News. 

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October 14, 2019

While not everyone experiences pregnancy or the loss of a child, each one of us has miscarried a dream. Each one of us can point to a specific place in our lives where things are not as we had expected, be it an empty chair at the dinner table this year, an empty womb,...

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