A Thanksgiving List

When asked what they’re thankful for, 85 percent of Americans say their health and/or their family. So it’s no surprise that nearly 90 percent of us will be sharing Thanksgiving dinner with family.

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Suffering and the Heart of God

Trauma is extraordinary, she says, “not because it rarely happens, but because it swallows up and destroys normal human ways of living.” We have a choice. “We can flit from one cause to another or, like Jesus, we can leave our place of comfort and enter into the suffering.”

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There’s Got to be More Than This

Despite our economic ups and downs, we live in a place and time of extraordinary blessing. We are safer, healthier, and more comfortable than any people have ever been. As a result, we’ve become one thing more: acutely aware of what money can’t buy.

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Applying Faith to the Facts of Life

Faith does not make the facts of life disappear. Faith puts them in a new light — and in a new proximity to the power of the Lord Jesus Christ to make ways of escape that did not exist before, to give hope in the midst of hopelessness, and to change our hearts, our enemies, and our futures.

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Facing Fear

There’s a sense that upheavals are underway, major shifts are happening, but on the surface life continues as normal. Is it valid to be anxious in this cultural moment? How does God speak to us when we are afraid? And where do we go from here?

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