Overcome Doubts: Doubtbusters! God Is My Shrink!

When you read my book Doubtbusters! God is My Shrink! God will help you “bust” your doubts and overcome your anger and anxiety about life. I as myself, a retired pastor, befriend two thirty-something fictional skeptics, who also frequent a hot tub at the pool where I swim in a fictional Iowa town. Together we unlikely threesome go on a “journey’ together while experiencing sad and glad events. Joe Smith experiences doubt because of his upbringing, while Holly Holmes doubts …

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Who is your companion?

Most of us like to have some sort of a companion with whom we can share our life. We often want a spouse or a good friend or both who will allow us to unload our feelings or with whom we can share our ideas. Good friends are hard to find; but a solid, committed friendship is the best basis for a long-lasting marriage.  I’ve lost my wife of fifty-six years in a sudden, tragic death in early November, 2020. …

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Grow to Know God in Hebrews (2)

As I said in Part One, the writer to the Hebrews elevates Jesus to be equal with God. He is much higher than the angels, Moses, the Jewish priests, and even the Jewish high priest. He is God with the Father and the Holy Spirit as the one, only-true God.    Then, the writer points us to Jesus as the Starter and Finisher of our faith, Hebrews 12:1-3. He stands at the start of our life’s race, helps us run, …

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Knowing God

When I was young, I thought that God was unknowable, especially when he didn’t answer my prayers. He seemed to be on a par with Santa Claus, at least when I found out that Santa was a myth. Can anyone really know God, or is he a figment of people’s imaginations like Santa? You probably already know my take on God, which I have expressed in the rest of my blogposts. I believe that he is knowable. In fact, I …

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