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When I am tired…

I spent this past weekend with our teen and adult leaders at a retreat. It was a good time for hiking and team building. But one of the things I’m finding is it is harder and harder for me to do it. Each year, I have to make compromises in how I do things and…

Parenting Without Fear

“Jeremiah, slow down… watch where you are going!” This is a phrase that I use quite often when I am out with our grandchildren. Like most kids, our grandson tends to focus on the things around him and not what is in front of him. As a parent and now grandparent, I know that children…

Remembering God’s Faithfulness

I grew up in a culture of shame. That meant putting on a mask was essential. Image mattered because you didn’t want to bring shame on yourself but especially upon your family. Therefore, failure was not an option, the truth became subjective and honesty became situational. One of the things I love about the Bible…

Looking Ahead and Staying Focused

As we begin a new year, we stand at the threshold of uncertainty. Like in business, we can go into a new venture with hope and anticipation but we also know it is an adventure not without risks. Starting the new year in a positive way is important, but it is also important to remember…

Don’t Panic!

Disaster movies often have a “don’t panic” scene. The hero or heroine is trying to organize the others to escape the oncoming disaster, but somebody loses his or her head and starts screaming about how they’re all going to die. “Don’t panic!” shouts the one in charge, often slapping the panicky one. Generally speaking, it’s…