Where is God’s hope to be found when the storms of life whip around us? Deluges of desperation threaten to drown us. Hailstones of hopelessness pummel us black and blue. We groan at the dark ...

Life isn’t good for everyone. The past – we can’t undo that. Things that happened to us as children remain embedded in our thoughts. Illness – the chronic kind. It comes back again and ...

Public Defender No. 1. What does that mean to us? What’s a public defender, anyway? First, a public defender is a lawyer, fully qualified and prepared to use the law to our advantage. The ...

What is shame? Something heaped on us by someone in a more powerful position? Let’s look at the definition of shame from Merriam-Webster: “a painful emotion caused by … guilt, shortcoming, ...

People can pick. They are like woodpeckers outside our window boring into a tree, pick, pick, pick, pick. Our thoughts ring with the oppression as they come against us, accusing us of things we ...

Life can take our strength from us. We become exhausted by the chatter of daily problems, our bills begin to overwhelm us, and the creaking of old age shatters our dreams of an active ...

Let’s turn that frown upside down. Let’s take that sad face and make it into a happy one. Today’s your day to change your growl to a cheer, lift your feet from the mud that’s keeping you ...

Nights can grow dark. In the Far North, the sun is shadowed by the earth for months at a time. When life goes awry, it seems like the lights have gone out completely. Our bills will never be ...

The events of the life of Lazarus have become iconic in secular literature. In the storytelling world, Lazarus is a man who lives on, to whom death is a blip, someone that has a longer look toward ...

We run our lives by the clock. We catch the alarm at six, and we know we must have the toast started by half-past. The subway departs at 7:20, and if we miss it, we can’t clock in on ...

You are special to God. He treasures you and pays attention to what you endure in his name. Sometimes we think, “Ah, why’s everyone picking on me?” and we struggle to remember that the love ...

How bad is your situation? Are you swamped with responsibilities? Is your financial situation desperate? Is your family about to crumble around you? God says you will be the victor in whatever ...

Today only lasts twenty-four hours. Never less, never more. We can time it with a stopwatch. Today never runs too long, and we always have as much of it as we had yesterday. It’s tomorrow ...
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