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Three Good Things About Childhood We Forget as Adults

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It is amazing how much interacting with a child (whether your own or a family member’s or friend’s) reminds you of the wonderful manner in which they view the world – how we likely viewed the world too at that age, before we “grew up” and graduated to a life of work, rent or mortgage payments, complicated friendships, disappointment and heartbreak.
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God Used a Crisis to Strengthen My Faith

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I was exposed to both Christianity and Buddhism as a child. I was 10 when I came to develop a relationship with God. But this was a fearful secret that I hid from my father for years.
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Why Won’t God Give Me a Job Where I Can Use My Talents?

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Growing up, I had always loved numbers. In school, I often got the highest scores on math and science subjects. But when it came to any subject involving words, I struggled with the lack of “structure”, solutions and formulas.

How to Be Childlike Before God

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The other night after small group, I experienced the cutest thing: The daughter of one of our members, who reminds me of a blonde, blue-eyed version of Boo from Monsters Inc. “Boo” was delightful, adorably undignified, openly affectionate. I’ve been thinking about how God wants—no, actually, requires that we somehow go to Him like her.
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What It’s Like to Slowly Climb Out of Depression

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I thought that knowing my condition would be enough for me to help myself. But having a diagnosis did not lessen my struggles or make them easier. 
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I Don’t See the Point of Praying When God Knows Everything

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Remember how, at the start of your Christian walk, you were diligent to pray whenever you could, because prayer seemed like the most instinctive and comforting thing to do? But maybe over the years, praying has become harder. You feel like you don't know what to say, and if you do think of something to pray for, you also don't know what to expect, what the outcome will be. Besides, do we really have to say it out loud if God already knows what we're thinking? Does it really matter if we pray?
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Looking at the Easter Story with Fresh Eyes

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While I’m a massive fan of Christmas, there is something about Easter that, on a spiritual level, I actually prefer. Observing this series of days—from Ash Wednesday, all the way up to Holy Week—that incorporate a sequence of spiritual practices, I find it life-giving for my faith.
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What Would Godly Social Media Look Like?

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I have a love/hate relationship with social media. Love: I love connecting with friends around the world, and knowing what’s going on in their lives. Hate: Sometimes it feels about as fun as trying on bathing suits one size too small. I feel not enough.
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Why We Put Up With Bad Friendships

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Have you ever wished that your relational life was like Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants? Surrounded by people who are all supportive, who want the best for you and will go to bat for you; who know when you need picking up and when you need a stern word. Instead, friendships are often a tricky arena.