Growing in the faith

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3 Ways Knowing God's Hope Shapes Our Daily Lives

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A hope and a wish are two very different things. And yet, I catch myself using the two words interchangeably: “How I wish the pandemic would end”, “I hope the vaccines work so there won’t be another lockdown.”
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4 Myths About Being Chosen by God

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When I first became a follower of Christ, my life completely changed. I felt I was finally where I was meant to be, that God had chosen me and was helping me grow spiritually. But when things started going downhill, I only had this thought: I surrendered my life to God! Why is it such a horrible mess now?
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Will I Miss Out If I Wait on God?

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Whenever I don’t know which option is better, I know I can seek answers from the Bible and consult trusted elders and friends in church. But when it comes to the latter—committing to make the “better” choice, it becomes a matter of will: would I be willing to make the “better” choice?
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Rediscovering the Hope of Christ Through Carols

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Considering how often I hear Christmas carols, I’ve only just realised that I don’t really pay close attention to its words. It was during a recent chapel service at my university, when we sang “O Holy Night”, that the lyrics struck me
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Why Should I Forgive Those Who Aren't Sorry?

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Have you ever forgiven someone who isn’t sorry for the way they hurt you?  After my 13th birthday, one of my parents started struggling with alcoholism. It was a scary and destabilising period. By the time I was 15, I discovered I held a lot of hate in my heart for this parent, and had traded my hope for healing with revenge.
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What if I Just Don't Want to Read the Bible or Pray?

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Should I pray? Read the Bible? I knew I had been neglecting these, but when I finally had the time, I just wanted to plop into bed and scroll my phone. Then the next day comes, and it’s the same thing all over again.
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How I Got into Ushering as An Introvert

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Earlier this year, I signed up for something I didn’t think I would normally do—ushering. Being an introvert, I felt nervous at the thought of approaching fellow members to greet them.
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Is Freedom Possible if You Have Anxiety?

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“What we’re trying to do is—even when the anxiety stays—help you learn to live with it,” said my therapist for the umpteenth time. I know what my therapist said is true, but it’s still a hard pill to swallow.
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Confessions of a “Good Christian Girl”—Countering Toxic Christianity

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The world has conjured for us the image of the “perfect Christian”—that we are to have squeaky clean conduct, and always be doing good deeds. After all, didn’t our God ask us to be perfect as He is perfect (Matthew 5:48)?