Faith

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A dad is quarrel with his daughter

God Used a Crisis to Strengthen My Faith

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I was exposed to both Christianity and Buddhism as a child. I was 10 when I came to develop a relationship with God. But this was a fearful secret that I hid from my father for years.

How to Be Childlike Before God

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The other night after small group, I experienced the cutest thing: The daughter of one of our members, who reminds me of a blonde, blue-eyed version of Boo from Monsters Inc. “Boo” was delightful, adorably undignified, openly affectionate. I’ve been thinking about how God wants—no, actually, requires that we somehow go to Him like her.
Vintage telephone with conversation with God

I Don’t See the Point of Praying When God Knows Everything

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Remember how, at the start of your Christian walk, you were diligent to pray whenever you could, because prayer seemed like the most instinctive and comforting thing to do? But maybe over the years, praying has become harder. You feel like you don't know what to say, and if you do think of something to pray for, you also don't know what to expect, what the outcome will be. Besides, do we really have to say it out loud if God already knows what we're thinking? Does it really matter if we pray?
Woman looking up with cross behind

Looking at the Easter Story with Fresh Eyes

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While I’m a massive fan of Christmas, there is something about Easter that, on a spiritual level, I actually prefer. Observing this series of days—from Ash Wednesday, all the way up to Holy Week—that incorporate a sequence of spiritual practices, I find it life-giving for my faith.
A woman is walking alone in the desert

3 Ways God Used Loneliness to Nourish My Faith

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Native to the Himalayan mountains, the blue poppy is regarded by some as “the holy grail” of flowers because of its beauty and rarity, and it is notorious for its precise and demanding conditions for growth.  A unique bloom that can only be found in a few places with the right environment, the blue poppy cuts a lonely figure in its uncommon loveliness. Like the blue poppy, there is a beauty in loneliness if we know where to look.
Woman sad clutching a photo frame

What It Looks Like to Grieve and Have Hope

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Grief has remained consistent in my life over the last few years. In 2021, my husband and I miscarried our first baby, Haven; in 2022, we miscarried our second baby, Evie. In the time since, I’ve been figuring out how to look at grief as a Christian.
3 arches with desert sceneries inside

3 Common Lies About the Wilderness Season

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We often unknowingly enter the wilderness season. Everything's all fine and good, until things stop working out the way you had hoped for. It’s a confusing and disorienting place to be. 
Girl holding up phone to the sky looking for signal

I Don’t Feel Close to God. Is It Me?

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One time, my friend asked what had become our custom practice at the end of our calls: “What’s one intimate prayer request I can pray for?” It was probably telling that I didn’t know what to say.
I'm bored of the gospel

I’m A Christian, But… I’m Bored of the Gospel

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Remember the first time you really heard the gospel and were so moved? The emotions, the tearful confession, the heartfelt prayer… These days, you hear “Jesus died on the cross” and your brain goes, Yeah, yeah, I know.  😬 What’s happened to us?