Everyday Living

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Is Being Chosen and Loved by God Really Enough?

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One reminder that’s often brought up as comfort for single people is that God loves us, and that we have a relationship with Him. But knowing that did not always make me feel chosen or special, because I thought, “Well God loves everyone because He is God!”
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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

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When you’re experiencing some kind of resistance or setback in your life, this question takes on that tension—to quit or to endure. But you may also be in a place of relative comfort, and still, you could be asking, should I stay, or should I move on to something different?
A woman is about to crossing a road

Being a Christian Is Like Being a Foreigner

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I immigrated to Australia when I was a child. Perhaps it was because I was still very young, I quickly adapted to the way things were there. Recently, I returned to Hong Kong where I was born. That feeling of being a foreigner hit me hard.
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How I Came to Like the Way God Made Me

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It was in intermediate school when I discovered that I was “weird”.  According to this group of “cool” girls in my class, I was strange. Odd. Intense. Weird. And rather than this remaining merely their opinion, I considered their words authoritative on who I was.
A man is counting his money and not sure how much should write in the book

How Do I Know How Much I Can Really Give?

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2 Corinthians 9:7 says, “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” Thinking through this has helped me. If I find that I am giving with reluctance, I can confidently release myself from doing so. But if that’s the case, why give at all?
A woman is typing on her laptop "To quit or not to quit?"

To Quit Or Not to Quit: 3 Matters to Consider

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I recently hit a rough patch at work, and it was a deeply agonising time for me.
A woman is blowing the whistle to celebrate, while the dog is dancing happily

4 Ways to Prepare Yourself for the New Year

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Congratulations on making it through this year! The last 12 months have been a wild ride, and we can't wait to take a breather. But just as we’re about to settle down to relax, we’re assailed by thoughts about the new year.
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What Fixing Up Our House Taught Me About Character Building

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Most of our fights started because of petty details, and the way they snowballed often blindsided me. One minute I’m “just expressing my frustration”, the next minute my husband has gone all quiet, and I now have to ask, “What’s wrong? What did I say?”
Tree growing in the middle of a barren desert

Why We Should Stop Being "Resilient"

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Millions of people are working excessive hours, which has been normalised to the point that burnout has become commonplace. All of this raises two questions for me: Why are we working so hard that so many of us are burning out? What’s the solution?