Everyday Living

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A woman looking worried while counting her money

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.
a woman sitting on a wheelchair is feeling sad and lonely

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.
man working and reading

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”.
hand with ropes

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.
the owner is finding his dog on the bush

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”. 
Illustration of a guy lying in bed

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.