Everyday Living

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4 Things to Consider When Thinking About Your Job

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For some of us, our current job represents a gateway to a meaningful career. For others, it may be the very means to survival.  Whatever you may feel about your job now, know that God offers Himself to you. You need not go into it alone.
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Am I Really My Sinful Self? Yes and No

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Someone told me they had stumbled on a great new discipline strategy for their children. When this person caught their child doing something wrong, the child was stopped. The parent would tell them, “That’s not who you are!” In one sense, that's true.
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4 Ways to Handle Pressures to Conform at Work

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I was only 23 when I landed my dream job, working for a major commercial radio newsroom in Sydney. I’d only been in the job for a short time before I began to discover how difficult this might be as a Christian.
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Is it Okay for a Christian to be Ambitious?

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Ambition. It’s a word that can cause great angst amongst Christians. And for good reason. We often associate it with a “win at all costs”, “stab your competition in the back” mentality, especially when it comes to the workplace.
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My Baby’s Death Showed Me I No Longer Need to Self-Harm

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I remember the surprising relief that came with that first cut. It felt stinging and exhilarating and guilt-ridden all at once. Little did I know then that it would be the first of many to come.
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When You Can't Live the Life You Want

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“When is Wati’s last day?” I asked my husband, frustrated. I knew that Wati, the domestic helper my husband had hired, would not be leaving anytime soon, but I wanted my husband to know that I was annoyed with him for hiring her without my consent.
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Why We Feel Uncomfortable Around Disabled People

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I once talked to a mother whose child had autism, and she told me of a heart-breaking experience. The mum had brought her child to Sunday school, but the child’s behaviour had upset the other mums whose kids were in the same class.
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6 Ways to Set Our Minds on Christ During a Busy Workday

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Christians are to be people who think differently, who have a spiritual (Romans 8:5-6) or heavenly mindset (Colossians 3:2). We give our mind to how we can worship God and put the needs of others before our own in all the decisions of life, rather than the selfish pursuits of the “flesh”.
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Real Thoughts About Real Temptation

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Is there such a thing as a monthly sin? Because I think I have one of those. Okay, maybe more often than just once a month.