Christianity isn’t for wimps. Jesus never said it would be easy. In fact, he was clear on the crosses his people would carry and the difficulties they will live through. Life on earth has plenty of suffering and plenty of trials. But God won’t leave his children to bear it alone. Nor will he let…

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If you are anxious, if you are worried, if you feel tense inside and don’t know how to make it go away, please read this. Anxiety doesn’t have to control you. It doesn’t need to weigh you down and keep you awake at night. God doesn’t want you to have to have bear it alone.…

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God is doing a billion things every day. He guides the course of the universe, stops evil, brings cancer patients through surgery, provides our daily bread, and watches over us while we sleep. He is quite busy and quite active in our lives and in this world. Too busy to lend and ear, though? Never.…

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What does it mean to be blessed? Money? Popularity? Things going well at home? Things going well in your career? Those are good things—things to be thankful for. But if those sorts of things are the ultimate meaning of #Blessed, you’re settling for far too little. There’s a blessing that calms the soul in the…

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We count on the ball coming back down because gravity is real. We dress warmly on certain days because rain and cold weather are real. We give to those in need because hunger is real. We seek companionship because love is real. There’s something else we can count on. We can rely on it because…

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It can be at church with a powerful message from the Bible. It can be in the middle of the woods or at the edge of a breath-taking canyon. It can be the moment a baby is born. It can be the words of forgiveness and grace. It can be at the cross or across…

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The toddler singing. The sunrise. The tulips. A friend’s smile. Your wife’s kiss. Simple, yet beautiful. Here’s one more, and it’s the best of all: God loves you.

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Winter kills off a lot of stuff. But eventually spring takes over and new life appears. The trees in the valley are budding and blossoming. The flowers are coming up and the grass is getting greener. It’s the annual reminder that there’s life after winter. In many ways, the world has been enduring a long…

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Were you there when Jesus died on the cross? Were you there at the tomb to find it empty? Of course not. That was some 2,000 years ago. What if there was a way, though, to be transported through time and get a glimpse of that history-changing weekend when Jesus died and rose? What if…

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She thought Jesus was still dead. She was expecting to find his corpse in the tomb and finish Friday’s rushed burial. Only the body wasn’t there on Easter. Mary, a devout follower of Jesus, still thought he was dead when she referred to him as, “My Lord.” Then she heard his voice speak her name,…

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