“Where is God during a tragedy?”

My family and I recently experienced a tragic event when my stepdaughter’s highschool was the target of an active shooter last week. A 16 year old boy, on his birthday, decided to open fire on the school’s campus, shooting 5 students before turning the gun...

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Waiting for your one big life-changing aha moment?

I was having a conversation with a dear friend yesterday and tears poured out of her as she told me how deeply she longed to be in a relationship. I've known her for over 20 years and for the past 15 years, she's been single. She's had short flings here...

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What I Know About God

Sometimes I sit and stare at a blank screen.  I feel the urge to write, yet the words lie dormant.  My fingers stand firm on their assigned keys like pawns on a chess board... alert, ready, waiting for the first move. The cursor blinks, waiting… waiting…...

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How to Deepen Your Relationship with God

What does it mean to “deepen your relationship with God”? Is there a moment, perhaps after enough prayer, obedience or study, that we receive a certificate of achievement for having finally arrived at a deepened relationship with God? Of course not. Yet,...

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How to Trust God With Your Problems

Photography by Susan Werner Sometimes I’m writing in my journal and suddenly, words flow out of me that aren’t mine. It’s as if my hands get taken over by someone... something... else. As if I’m merely a puppet and the unseen puppet master has taken...

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Do you suffer from God Shame?

I was at the park one sunny day recently, sitting under a tree on the grass, reading a book titled Jesus Calling. A lady walked by with her dog and I found myself instinctively lowering the book behind my knees so she couldn’t see the cover. I didn’t want...

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