Everyday Living

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Andrew Thorburn resigns

When Following Jesus Costs You Your Job

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“Today it became clear to me that my personal Christian faith is not tolerated or permitted in the public square”. Those were the words of Andrew Thorburn upon stepping down as CEO of the Essendon Football Club, after a mere 24 hours in the role.
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I Learnt to Stop Obsessing Over God's Will for My Life

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In my late teens and early twenties, fresh faced and uni-bound, questions and concerns about God’s will for my life often dominated my thoughts. I searched for my “purpose” and “calling” in every corner I could find.
A hand is wiping the bathroom

My Career Came to a Standstill at 26

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At 26, my life changed in ways that I wouldn’t have planned for myself. My boyfriend at the time received an offer for a position overseas. We decided to get married so we could move together.
Roger Federer holding the tennis racket

Roger Federer: Moving On with Grace

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In the world of tennis, September 2022 will go down in history as the end of an era—the retirement of Roger Federer.
Girl with a box over her head

Why Humility Isn't the Same as Putting Ourselves Down

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My friend gazed at me through FaceTime, a kind smile on her face. “I just want to let you know that I just counted you saying the word ‘stupid’ six times when talking about yourself.”
Illustration of woman leaving office

Consider This Before You Quiet Quit

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There’s been a lot of buzz about “quiet quitting”, which began with a series of TikTok videos talking about the woes of the hustle culture and how we ought to take back our lives.
A woman is feeling anxious while looking at her phone

Why I Unplugged from Social Media

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When I first signed up on Facebook, I was an 11-year-old who was just trying to fit in. Over time, I began to feel the need to keep up with whatever’s trending on social media, because I was afraid I'd lose my friends if I didn't.

How To Give and Receive Feedback With Grace

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None of us like being criticised, and it’s easy to become defensive whenever we receive any feedback that’s remotely negative. Instead of hearing the other person out, our instinct may be to immediately respond with our reason for doing things a certain way.
A girl happily cycling around

8 Ways We Can Be Kinder to Ourselves

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Our minds are often so vulnerable to self-criticisms and ruthless inner dialogues—“I can’t do anything right”, “I am not good enough”—that we find it easier to speak kindly to others than to ourselves. But given what Christ has done for us at the cross, the way we put ourselves down is not something that God desires for us.