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  • February 3, 2021

    "Lord, why?” Through sobs, I've asked this question many times. I asked it while looking at a baby in her casket. I asked it when a vibrant seventeen-year-old girl from our church died the night after she and my sister graduated from high school. I asked it when an always-healthy childhood friend died of skin [...]

  • November 16, 2020

    Have you ever questioned whether being a Christian was worth the effort? Have you ever looked at people who don't know God and thought, "Their lives are so easy, but my life is boring and hard"? Sometimes we see people who don't know God succeeding, and we wonder if the sacrifices of the Christian walk [...]

  • October 2, 2020

    Do you ever feel so overwhelmed by temptations around you? Our world is packed with opportunities to sin. Temptation seems to be around every corner. Each day, when we look at our phones or go to school, we can be faced with jealousy, greed, lust, and so many other temptations to sin—to doubt God's plan. [...]

  • September 17, 2020

    Have you ever felt misunderstood? Have you ever wondered why your life has taken the twists and turns it has? Sometimes our circumstances and disappointments lead us to become frustrated, and it can feel like the people around us don't fully understand what we are going through or feeling. Feeling misunderstood, lost, and alone are [...]

  • August 2, 2020

    Where do you turn when you need advice? With smartphones, we carry around more information in our pockets than most people throughout history have ever had access to. But here's the problem: our lives are not filled with identical, cookie-cutter problems. No quick video can fix our every relationship problem. No search engine can pull [...]

  • July 2, 2020

    Have you ever looked at the people around you and wished you had what they have? Maybe you are unhappy with your family. Maybe your friends have let you down again. Maybe you don't like your church, youth group, or school. Whatever it is, you look at your own life and all you see is [...]