Building a relationship with God

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Celebrating Christ in the Shadow of Miscarriage

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With “merry lattes” to go and gingerbread settlements taking over window displays, it is safe to say another Christmas has come calling. Yet, for me, it’s also another Christmas in the shadow of disease, social distancing, and degrees of despair.
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The Day I Broke Down as a Parent—and Found Rest in Jesus

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I was a complete mess. The husband was yet at another meeting, so I was stuck with two young children and a baby at witching hour. When my son accidentally tipped his entire bowl of rice all over the floor—I completely lost it.
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6 Signs Your Christianity Is Too Comfortable

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Has your relationship with God become more like a once-a-week date, same time same place, with a 10-to-15-minute check-in every other day—at best? Does Christianity still define us, or have we redefined Christianity to suit us?
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Is God Leading You into a Season of Pruning?

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Since my home church in Mexico sent me out for missions in East Asia almost five years ago, I had been living by a mindset that it’s my responsibility to be productive in whatever ministry God leads me to. However, in the past year, I haven’t felt as busy or “productive” the way I have in other locations I’ve lived in. The extra downtime has prompted me to reflect on the years I’ve spent on this side of the world, which made me realise that I’ve been feeling weary for quite some time.
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4 Reasons God's Love is the Best Foundation for Your Life

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We’re all drawn to building our lives on the foundations of money, success, and recognition. I will confess that I, too, was like that—wanting to be recognised for doing amazing things and to have wealth that would place me somewhere near the top of the social strata.
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All There: 5 Tips on Being Fully Present with God

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Ever conversed with a person who just really makes you feel heard and received? Who’s undistracted, and all there? Here’s my aha moment of late: Real presence with other people actually begins with the way we’re present with God.
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Why Isn't God Doing Something Big Through Me?

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We’re often told to dream big for God, or that “God wants to do something big through you!” Perhaps we picture ourselves vaulting over jungles to an unreached people group, or running a homeless ministry, or a crazy amount of colleagues becoming Christians because of our influence. But I've come to the realisation that sometimes, my desire to do something big for God has been, at times, just a desire not to be small.
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How to Grow a Deeper Friendship with God

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We love the idea of telling Jesus whatever’s on our hearts, of having someone to share in our burdens or comfort us when we’re lonely. But how often do we think about how we’re being friends to Jesus? Here are some ways to help us grow in our delight of seeing God as a perfect, constant friend.
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7 Simple Ways to Find Peace of Mind

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Frustration, disagreement, criticism, division, chaos—so much noise. And unfortunately, things don’t quiet when we lock our screens. If you’re looking for calm and rest in this busy world, here are seven simple ways to invite God’s peace into your life—no matter how chaotic it might seem.