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What If I Can’t Feel the Holy Spirit?

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May told me about her friend who could hear God audibly speak to her. This friend had encouraged her, telling her that if she desires it enough, if she prays hard enough, she would hear God speak too. But still, she couldn’t.

Can A Christian Be Both Loving and Critical?

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The songs at church this Sunday were alright. Only one minor theological blunder that I counted. The person on stage who read today’s passage managed to pronounce all the words correctly.

I Learned the Secret to Time Management

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It was late afternoon. I was still at my computer, supposedly editing an article our website needed soon. My son was noisily racing his toy cars across the living room floor—an audible reminder that I hadn’t had time to play with him that afternoon. I also still needed to plan and cook dinner at some point before my husband and sister came home from work.

When I Thought the Bible Wasn't Enough

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Have you ever felt the need to cushion what the Bible says? Do you ever think that maybe if you rephrased some verses a certain way or glossed over a particular passage, your friends would find the gospel more acceptable? I found myself caught in this dilemma recently.

Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka: When Our Heroes Fail Us

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It was meant to be a historic match, but ended up being remembered for all the wrong reasons. 20-year-old Naomi Osaka was looking forward to a “tough, competitive match” when she walked into the women’s final of the US Open Tennis Championship on September 8.

When "I'm Praying For You" Feels Hollow

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Have you ever watched a friend go through something you really can’t help them with? I have a good friend who struggles with a slew of health problems. The best I can do is hug her and tell her that God is in control—whatever comfort that may be. She also struggles with finances. Her family does not have steady income. I have no idea how they pay the medical bills.

Why Christians Should Not Be Afraid to Talk About Politics

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Have you ever gotten into a political discussion at church? It’s not always the most comfortable topic. “So what are you doing after church this afternoon?” “Um. . . Going to the protest march.”

5 Things to do Before Turning 30

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Though it still feels like college wasn’t that long ago, my friends and I are now all closer to 30 than we are to 20. 30 seems like a big milestone. Right now, we’re still exploring, still jumping between jobs, still trying to decide “what we want to do when we grow up.”

When Someone Goes Astray

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The first time I met my friend, she told me that she had accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior when she was six. But when I encouraged her to come to church regularly, she shifted with embarrassment and told me she was struggling with an addiction, and wanted to straighten out her life before finding God again.