Everyday Living

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How to Stop Finding Your "Calling" and Start Living Your Life

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There’s something incredibly alluring about the idea of finding our “calling”, something so admirable about stepping into that “one big moment” we grew up dreaming about. Our relentless pursuit of calling is also fuelled by the media we consume, telling us to go after our dreams because we’re “made for more”. 
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I Met God in the Face of Cancer

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I was working one day when I experienced a severe chest pain that would subside if I held my breath.
Woman looking out a car window

How To Rest Without Feeling Guilty

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I grew up in a family where we were reminded to not “just sit there” but to keep our hands busy and help others out. This has made resting unsettling for me, as it seems to be the same as “doing nothing”, which doesn’t make sense when there’s always something to be done.
someone is doing gardening in the house

Gardening Opened My Eyes to God's Perfect Timing

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A couple of years ago, my parents decided to give me a few of their plants to take care of. I wasn’t really a plant person, but I wanted to appreciate their gesture and so accepted (rather begrudgingly) the responsibility of caring for.
a girl is feeling tired and stress

How to Tell if You're Burned Out or Just Exhausted

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It hit me one afternoon, that feeling that I couldn’t keep going on anymore. The intense weight of the expectations—both my own and those from other people—felt so heavy that I believed the only way out was to end my life.
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In Praise of Sabbath: On Letting Go

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One summer, my family wrangled our carry-ons from Uganda onto a plane bound for six months stateside. I felt conflicted over this long break, as I tend to find my identity deeply in usefulness and purpose and work.
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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.
A girl sits on the bench and look at the morning sun

I Was Healed of an Incurable Disease

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In 2018, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The doctor told me that there was no cure. Knowing that I had to live with this for the rest of my life became a burden.
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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.