Teaching Autistic Kids: When God Did the Unthinkable

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It was Christmas, and we were performing a series of songs at the church café. When we finished, the crowd—an unusual mix of eager parents, curious pastors, and casual café-goers—erupted in applause. For the first time, we had successfully put up an item in a public space without any of our kids having a meltdown. But more than simply feeling relieved, I was also deeply moved because this was the first time our children publicly declared the hope of the gospel.

How Can I Serve God While Battling Depression?

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Charles Spurgeon? Depression? I first heard of Charles Spurgeon from my pastor when he shared some insightful quotes from Spurgeon’s many sermons. At the time, I remember being immensely awed by this “giant” of a preacher—and it never occurred to me that someone like Spurgeon would struggle with depression.

How Can I Trust God When Life Is So Uncertain?

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This time last week, I was boarding a last-minute flight home to the UK from Austria, moments after the Austrian government had announced a national lockdown in response to the global spread of the coronavirus. Stepping aboard a plane full of anxious passengers and cagey crewmembers was an unsettling flying experience I won’t soon forget.

3 Questions to Ask Yourself When Reading the Bible

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The King James has been swapped for a more contemporary Bible version, a commentary has been summoned along with a nice journal, with hopes of capturing every revelation or verse that speaks to us. But yet, the diary remains empty, and quiet time soon becomes a chore.  “Why even read the Bible?” we begin to wonder. 

Lifelines When It Feels Like God’s Against You

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I army-crawled through my own questions not long ago, amidst a cancer scare for my son. And I’d say that truthfully, more than events that alienate me from God, my thoughts are what often enslave me, threatening to tear me from the rigorous discipline of trusting what is true.

Are You Weak Enough for God to Use You?

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I’ve always struggled with separation anxiety. For a long time, venturing to other countries for study or work seemed impossible. But at 19, I ended up going overseas alone. I did a five-month internship in San Francisco as part of my school curriculum.

I Had A Promising Career, But I Felt No Peace

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At the age of 24, I had a promising career ahead of me. I had just assumed a high ranking position in an organization whose vision aligned with my own passion for conserving God's creation. I had a title that I could brag about to my friends, which gave me a sense of pride. However, as months went by, I found it difficult to match up to my company’s expectations and my performance at work began to decline.

Caught in Conflict? Start Asking Yourself This Question

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Her demeanor was the first signal. The way she averted her eyes when I looked in her direction. Then, as we walked past her on our way out of church and my husband bid a friendly goodbye, her silence confirmed it—she was upset.

To My Little Girl on International Women's Day

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Today, men and women are elevating the heroic achievements of women, and others are bringing attention to the debate on gender roles and equality. Some will say we’ve made progress, and they will be right. Others will focus on how far we have yet to go, and they will be right too.