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When Your "Neighbor" Is Really Hard to Love

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She referenced me by a racial slur and made it clear she didn’t like me, or other light-skinned black people. I was shocked and hurt that she would say those things right in front of me, but with this realization, everything started to make sense.

Where Was God in My Job-Hunting Struggles?

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By the end of my second summer after college, I was still jobless and had moved back in with my parents—something I vowed I would never do.

The Day I Broke A Promise to My Husband

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“Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry” (Ephesians 4:26b). This verse was close to our hearts as my husband and I went through pre-marital counseling. We promised each other that we would not allow anger to fester overnight, that we would make up and forgive each other before the day was over.

How the Gospel Transformed My Life

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I sank into near depression after giving birth four years ago. My days were spent in tears of self-pity as I faced many issues on my own as a new mom, combined with misunderstandings with my husband and in-laws. My marriage was on the rocks. I had no joy. My life was a mess I could not get out of.

The Day God Convicted Me of My Pride

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A few summers ago, I woke up one morning greatly burdened. I opened my Bible and read it as I normally did each day. Though God’s Word often brings me peace, that day my mind was spinning.

Quick, Slow, Slow

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As a journalist, I work in a hectic, fast-paced, and stressful environment. Lately, I’ve found myself growing resentful of my work, complaining often to others about how overwhelming it is, and feeling bitter about my heavy workload.

ODJ: Taming Anger

“I can feel your anger. I am defenceless. Take your weapon! Strike me down with all of your hatred, and your journey towards the dark side will be complete!” These chilling words were delivered by Scottish actor Ian McDiarmid as he played the role of the Emperor in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. In this memorable scene, the Emperor fruitlessly tried to sway the film&r

ODJ: Changing Our Tune

When my friend received a traffic ticket for speeding in a construction zone, he decided to contest it in court. As he put it, he was driving below the posted speed limit when another vehicle raced past him. The police officer’s radar gun had recorded the other car’s speed. But the judge would have none of it. I know my friend is conscientious to a fault, so I believed his sto

When I was Angry with God

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Have you ever been angry with God because of an illness, a physical disability, poverty, or family problems? I have. Several years ago, I felt some pain in my back, but didn’t think of going to see a doctor.