Reading the Bible Did Not Make Me A Better Christian

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One morning, our helper overheard and misunderstood a conversation I had with my husband. As a result, she was cold to me the entire morning, upset with what I had shared with my husband. She thought that I was complaining about her behind her back.

3 Habits You Didn't Realize You Need to Weed Out

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I find making New Year’s resolutions a bit of a chore, mainly because my lists are predictable and I would have broken most of my good intentions by the end of January.  But the start of a new year is always good for fresh beginnings, and I’m determined that 2020 will be different!

5 Sustainable Switches to Consider in 2020

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In the past year, I’ve come to a new resolution that has been shaping the end of my 2019 and that I hope will shape my 2020: I want to reduce the amount of waste I produce.

I Battle With Anxiety, But I'm Not Defeated

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I don’t know the exact timing, but some five years ago I began my long, draining battle with depression and anxiety disorders. The seasons since have fluctuated in ferocity and been riddled with counselor meetings, psychiatric appointments, medications, and even suicidal urges.

When Suffering Doesn't Make Sense

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In July, I received some bad news from relatives in Taiwan about my cousin. Her cancer had returned, and this time, it was terminal. I was shocked to hear the news, since I had just recently seen her posting happy photos of her travels in Japan on social media.

When Striving Made Me Ugly

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I had just come out of a season of serving as a worship leader and coordinator in my campus ministry. God moved powerfully and the students grew in their intimacy with Him, and in the knowledge of Him. However, with great growth came great challenges—in the form of relational conflicts.

3 Things I've Learned As a Single in My 30s

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Now that I’ve hit my 30s, the reality that I might remain single for the rest of my life, and that life would more or less remain status quo looms over me with each passing year. On a larger scale, this journey of singleness has taught me three important things about God’s provision and purpose for my life.

5 Steps to Handling Money Well

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Money. Practically speaking, we need it to live. We use it to get food, clothes. . . to secure a place to live. To some extent, it influences nearly every decision we make every day. How can Christians keep something so pervasive from becoming an unhealthy, idolized presence in our lives?

When the Going Gets Tough . . . Give Thanks!

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Giving thanks in all circumstances. It seems easier when things are going well and worry seems far. But as I’ve thought about thankfulness more deeply recently, I’ve pondered how we can make sense of this command when life is crashing around us.