Identity

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I Lost My Hearing, But I Still Heard God’s Grace and Love

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The year I turned 24, I became virtually deaf. I was talking to my family one night when I realised that I could only pick out two or three words in a sentence. The doctors diagnosed me with sensorineural hearing loss.
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My Reflections Growing Up as a Pastor's Kid

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Everyone knew me as the “Pastor’s Daughter” and expected me to behave like one—holy and God-fearing, without a fault. Outside of church? I was just your average kid.
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What I Learned When My Professional Title Expired

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A professional title can be stripped away. That realisation dawned on me when I was barred from renewing my license by the office that regulated my profession.
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Confessions of a “Good Christian Girl”—Countering Toxic Christianity

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The world has conjured for us the image of the “perfect Christian”—that we are to have squeaky clean conduct, and always be doing good deeds. After all, didn’t our God ask us to be perfect as He is perfect (Matthew 5:48)?
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How Can I Be Happy if I'm Not Good-Looking?

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When I wasn’t pining for plastic surgery, I was obsessed with losing weight. I repeatedly vowed to eat less, but was trapped in a vicious cycle of failure and self-loathing. Defeated by my failed attempts, I would think: What hope is there for someone like me, with neither great wealth nor remarkable beauty, to attain happiness?
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3 Signs It's Time to Let Go

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We often hold on to something—whether it’s a relationship that we know isn’t pleasing to God, or a job or task that we’ve outgrown—for longer than we need to. Perhaps it feels impossible and wrong to quit. So we persevere and plod along, even when it’s leading us nowhere.
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Love Says "No": How Boundaries Express True Care

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I remember that summer vividly. I was headed into high school, and had just wrapped my hormone-charged little brain around Jesus’s servanthood, His death to self. Now I see it all over the place.
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5 Better Measures of Success

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We all crave for success, but how do we know when we’ve really “made it”?You might feel like you’re far from successful, or your life has been marked by disappointments, failures, and setbacks. But when God’s the one defining our success, we know that He has a different set of measures in mind. What really matters to God’s heart when it comes to success? Here are some suggestions.

4 Truths to Guard Your Mind Against Destructive Thoughts

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Just a scroll on social media is enough to put our confidence to shame. Even though we know that what we see on social media only displays the “truths” that others wish to portray, sometimes we can’t help but get sucked into its trap. Let me paint a picture of some of my thoughts when I don’t guard my mind against the destructive nature of social media.