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The lonely Christian

The lonely Christian

Years ago, I realized I was lonely when I didn’t really have anyone to turn to when I had a new baby in the NICU. A certain level of friend to call when the chips are down. So I got connected at church, plugged in. […]

Meaningful work is a choice

Meaningful work is a choice

If I had the option, I wouldn’t clean or do laundry or pull weeds, because those aren’t “high-priority” in my life. Unfortunately, setting priorities doesn’t mean that I only do the activities I like. Many young people entering the workforce become disillusioned because their first […]

The dark side of faith

The dark side of faith

Not everything in faith is easy and breezy and effortless. Even some churches present God as this type of solution. You have problems, ailments, burdens? Come to Jesus and lay them down. But what if they stick around — then what? What about the unexpected deaths, the […]

Taking care of yourself is urgent.

Taking care of yourself is urgent.

My grandpa believed in filling up his gas tank when it hit the one-quarter mark. “It doesn’t cost any more to drive on a full tank,” he’d say. Since he lived in a farm town with miles to drive, his logic made a lot of […]

This is not a life hack.

This is not a life hack.

Anyone who has ever considered buying a Thighmaster, a George Foreman grill, or a Snuggie knows it’s true: we can invent problems pretty easily. My thighs are jiggly but I want to watch TV! I am too lazy to use a skillet! My blanket falls […]