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Why Darkness Matters

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When it gets dark, light makes all the difference. Have you ever thought about your relationship with the dark? Darkness is interesting. On the one hand, the dark allows us to sleep, to quiet, to rest. On the other, the dark can be a lonely place. It can be a frightening place. Many things that might feel innocent in the light become ominous in the dark. Last week I was…

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5 Ways to Stay Sane Right Now

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My friend has a special noise she makes when she’s overwhelmed. It’s somewhere between a sigh and a groan and a moan, and it sounds like BLEHHHARRRRGGGG. I wish I could send you all this sound that you can press like a button every time you feel overworked, under appreciated, out of time/money/energy/joy—so all of us around the world overwhelmed in this season can collectively sigh-groan-moan together and take a…

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When anxiety strikes, try this–A, B, C.

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It can happen anytime your brain shifts gears, and it happens to me a lot. You are just living your busy life when BAM!, out of the blue, you are struck by a fear. A concern. A worry. An anxious thought, first one, then two, then twenty. What-Ifs begin to pile up and What-Would-I-Do and then the fear begins to seep in, slowly and then faster, soaking you in this terrible,…

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Why Does God Allow Pain and Suffering?

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As part of the Explore God series, this Sunday I preached on one of the hardest and oldest questions of life: Why could a good God allow pain and suffering in the world? Entering into this question was challenging. My years on this earth don’t feel sufficient to answer this from my own experience, but God’s Word provides us a way forward.  spoiler alert: this is a long post–audio above if…

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