5 Ways to Remember God's Goodness in 2021

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A few years ago, I started practicing these five ways to remember God’s goodness, and they have proved especially helpful in 2020 when the world as we knew it spun out of control, and made a huge difference in the way I responded to the circumstances around me. As we begin 2021, a year with many unknown and uncertainties, I’d like to encourage you to give these five creative habits a try.

3 Ways to Remain Faithful When Life Seems to be Going Nowhere

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My heart trembled as I scanned through the email. My worst fear had come to pass. My application to join an international arts group wasn’t accepted. Coupled with a slew of other job rejections I had received over the last 10 months, this was the last thing I needed.

My Womb May Be Barren, But Not My Heart

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This Christmas was supposed to have been different for my family. I should have entered the last trimester of a pregnancy that had taken my husband and I by absolute surprise and awe. Our daughter should have seen in my growing belly proof that her prayers for a sibling had been heard. Instead, I found myself in pain.

God Often Does His Best Work in the Dark

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It feels safe to say that 2020 has been a challenging year for most. For me, it is a year where nothing seems to have happened and where everything has happened.

3 Unexpected Gifts of 2020

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A morning swim at the outdoor pools, with the glorious sun on my back. A coffee in a cafe, breathing in the scent of freshly grounded coffee beans. A haircut at the hairdresser’s, watching dead ends snipped away.  Just a few short months ago, the idea of being able to do any of the above seemed like an impossible reality. 

An Invitation to Grieve Well in 2020

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Last November on my husband’s birthday, I half-jokingly declared the coming year would be “the best year of his life.” Clearly, I had no clue what 2020 would become.

When God Said "No"

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Three years later, I still have no idea why God said “no.” However, in the midst of the uncertainties and questions, God revealed three points that gave me a sense of closure.

God's Shocking Reminder When I Felt Cheated by My Friend

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I was very angry, and her reply played on my mind. But I reminded myself not to follow my emotions. I tried to calm myself by doing some exercises. That was when I felt like God saying to me in my heart: “Charles, aren’t you often like this?” “What do you mean, God?” I was confused.

3 Ways to Keep Your (Digital) Sundays Sacred

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2020 is proving to be the year of pause and reset. While the first half had most of the world limping under lockdown, the second phase has seen us emerge from it embracing the “new normal” of social distancing, masks, and hand sanitizers. For the body of Christ, this list also includes virtual church services.