Faith means understanding we won’t always understand

Discussing loss, unfair situations, and why bad things happen to good people, I recently shared with a friend: “I’ve come to understand I won’t always understand.” Our other friend then added “that’s where faith comes in”. Exactly. Faith means understanding we won’t always understand. God didn’t promise us life would be easy. Actually, Jesus tells …

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Fight the Mental Funk

It's in the Doing

Thoughts scattered or feeling no motivation? To fight the mental funk, we simply need to know the secrets. When it’s below zero AGAIN and we can’t see over the snow piles, it can be difficult to get moving. We’re sick of being inside (especially in mid/late pandemic phase) and the shiny new year has lost …

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Rising Well

In a culture of me, it is refreshing to see people rising well for others. Whether it’s an everyday action, giving of oneself, or using our gifts for another’s benefit, taking ourselves out of the equation to act for others causes all to rise. But even better is when we rise in response to Someone …

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Which Way to Turn

Lately, it’s confusing knowing which way to turn. Leaders disagree, plans cancel, and life as expected changes in a blink. But I’ve noticed something about knowing which way to turn. It’s a conscious and/or subconscious choice made thousands of times a day. And it begins with our thoughts. With every thought leading to action, we …

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Don’t Lament Loss; Harness Hope.

This unprecedented time in history began with uncertainty, moved into fear, and is headed into impatience. Much has been canceled, postponed, or simply lost. But don’t lament loss, let’s harness hope. While difficult to see at times, I sense this stay at home season is and still can be very beneficial. Our world, country, communities, …

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