Avoiding Distraction and Staying the Course

I don’t know many people living leisurely, stress-free lives. Probably none, actually. Jobs, kids, obligations, activities–all of these keep our foot on the gas, going and going at a pace that’s not sustainable. While we may not be able to scale back some of the more fixed aspects of our lives, we do have some…

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Humanity Isn’t Political: Christ, Trump, and COVID

Breaking news this week revealed that President Trump, his wife, and a number of close aides have been diagnosed with COVID-19. This news sends our already contentious election cycle into further chaos. Depending on the outcome for those infected, this could have major implications for the election. Politics aside, I have been horrified by some…

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What Fuels Your Fire?

Along with everyone else, I’ve had quite a strange year. A pandemic, natural disasters, civil unrest, political strife–a heaping portion of everything it seems. It’s been hard to deal with. If we were only dealing with a single one of these difficulties, it would be bad enough. Yet we’re smack dab in the midst of…

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God is Greater Than the Unknown

One of my worst habits is dwelling in worry. The unknown sinks its claws in, and instead of wrestling free, I sometimes allow it to cripple me. It’s a terrible habit. Full disclosure–the times I’m crushed by worry are usually the times I’ve been scattered and distracted, not spending enough time with God. I’m fighting…

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