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Hopeful Reminders in the Midst of My Struggles

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It’s easy to wonder where God is in the midst of challenging circumstances. But He has not abandoned us. God did not promise that everything would be easy in life, but He reminds us that when we are faced with difficulty, we can seek His face. He shows up, even in hard times.

When I Felt Heard by a White Man

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To many, these racial tensions are everyday life obstacles to hurdle—not newly emerging problems. I am one of the many: a Black man who calls America home.

Peace Like a River

As a 97-year-old friend and I discussed Horatio Spafford’s classic hymn, “It Is Well with My Soul,” she said the first line gives her reason to pause.

History's Steady Tune

George Jellinek, former host of The Vocal Scene radio program, says “the history of a people is found in its songs.”

Hope That Will Not Die

When I was a boy, we’d often visit friends for meals overflowing with delicious country cooking: fried chicken, mashed potatoes, meatloaf, green beans simmering in bacon grease, and biscuits.

In All Things

What a beautiful illustration of what it can look like if believers choose to bring hope and light and Christ’s joy to those we meet instead of succumbing to the darkness of this world.

He’s Not There

My dad passed away several years ago from pancreatic cancer. As I think back to that day, my mind goes to another graveside scene. It was early in the morning, still dark outside.

History Matters

Theologian George Ladd once rhetorically asked, “Does mankind have a destiny? Or do we jerk across the stage of time like wooden puppets, only to have the stage, the actors, and the theatre itself destroyed by fire, leaving only a pile of ashes and the smell of smoke?”

When My Hopes for a Relationship Was Dashed

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For a good half year, I had been trading messages with someone I had just gotten to know. Wisdom gleaned from dating sites and friends had me convinced that he was interested in me—otherwise, why would he be messaging me every day? Surely, there had to be  an interest of some sort involved, right? “He might ask me out any day now,” I thought. Sadly, I was so wrong.