Growing in the 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.
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?
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. 
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?
Minimalist white exit door

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

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When you’re experiencing some kind of resistance or setback in your life, this question takes on that tension—to quit or to endure. But you may also be in a place of relative comfort, and still, you could be asking, should I stay, or should I move on to something different?
A hand is holding a star light in a window

To Those Hoping for Hope in the New Year

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My son must have been two when it happened: We were in a store, me pregnant, him plopped on the cart while I quickly scanned the racks for what I needed. Since the store wasn’t busy, I decided to lift him out, just for a moment.  But in just that span of time, he was just. . . gone.
Girl sinking under a white wool blanket

Getting Ill Showed Me God’s Grace

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Dread gripped my heart when my Covid test returned positive. As I frantically did what I could to look after myself, God used that downtime to upend a few fears in me and showed me how much He cared for me.