Got Problems? God can Help

 "Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up; God is our salvation. Our God is a God of  salvation..." -Psalm 68:19-20 What do you think of when you hear the word, salvation? Many of us would say that it reminds us of when we were "saved" by placing our trust in Jesus. That is,... Continue Reading →

Getting High God’s Way

My friend, Tommy, got high every day during lunch period. He would go to his secret spot outside of the school building, wherever that was, and smoke some weed. It's just what he did. Every day. Tommy, a senior, sat in front of me, a freshman, in our 5th period math class. He gave me... Continue Reading →

Taking the “Just” out of “Just Pray for Me”

Have you ever noticed when you're in a difficult situation and someone asks if there is anything they can do, the response often goes like this: "Just pray for me"? It's as if we're saying, "There's really nothing you can actually do to help so...just pray for me." May I suggest it is time we... Continue Reading →

How to Handle Failure Like a Pro

At the risk of boring the reader who may not be a sports fan, this post is inspired by a play in a recent pro football game. Not because the play itself was great, but because it was a bad play followed by a great reaction. Truth is many of us are put out with... Continue Reading →

When You Feel Stuck – 3 Moves You Can Make

Jen is dealing with a situation right now that has her feeling stuck. She's not sure what to do about it and doesn't feel like she can take it much longer. She feels like she is just a step away from panicking and doing something desperate. There's nothing worse than feeling stuck. Whether it's an... Continue Reading →

The Black Dot Experiment

Take a clean, white piece of paper and with a pen or pencil make a dot right in the middle of it. Show it to someone and ask them "What do you see?" More than likely, they will say "A black dot." Rather than seeing a white piece of paper with a small dot on... Continue Reading →

You (and Jesus) Got This

How Faith-Based Confidence Helps When You're Up Against a Challenge In her book, Option B - Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy, Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg briefly tells the story of her coworker, Caryn, and her experience with breast cancer. To encourage Caryn along, Sandberg recounts how she gave her a special necklace on... Continue Reading →

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