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God, the Giver of Courage

It is Sunday afternoon and I am so tired. And the funny thing is, I did not even preach today! The joke about pastors is they only work one day a week. Although this is how pastors are perceived, the truth is, our lives are filled with responsibilities that cause us much anxiety and stress.…

The Waiting Game

I am an impatient person. I do not like waiting. I get annoyed by slow drivers in fast lanes. I audibly sigh when I get into a long checkout line. Even when I do weddings, I warn the bride and groom that if they are fifteen minutes late, I will ask guests to leave. Those…

Handling Our Doubts

One of the things I love about the Bible is how honest it is. The pages of Scripture do not gloss over the flaws and sins and weaknesses of people. Even the great heroes of the faith are not airbrushed or photo-shopped to make them look superhuman. I also love that Scripture lets us see the…

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…