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When Suffering Doesn't Make Sense

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In July, I received some bad news from relatives in Taiwan about my cousin. Her cancer had returned, and this time, it was terminal. I was shocked to hear the news, since I had just recently seen her posting happy photos of her travels in Japan on social media.

Lisa Anderson: Creating A Safe Space for Teen Moms

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Shame and helplessness were among the emotions Lisa Anderson fought when she fell pregnant at 17-years-old. Prior to her pregnancy, she had had a rough few years, starting with her mom leaving the family when she was just 15. Her mom’s departure led to a breakdown in her relationship with God.

God Is Fair Even When Your Workplace Isn't

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Sometimes I feel like I’m a failure, unworthy to accept His grace. Yet, God doesn’t keep my “failures” in His check-and-balance book. Instead, as Max Lucado puts it in his book, Come Thirsty, God beckons me to come “drink deeper in grace.”

What I Got Wrong About Grace

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Some time in my early 20s, I sat across the table from my mentor and pleaded with her to explain how grace worked. Life wasn’t quite going the way I wanted and I’d subconsciously been trying to “live right” in the hope that I could wrangle some blessings out of God. I’d exhausted myself, and still my attempts weren’t working.

4 Ways Your Pastor Might Be Struggling More Than You Think

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When news broke on the suicide of Pastor Andrew Stoecklein from Inland Hills Church, California, a concerned friend sent me a message to appreciate my work and to find out how I was doing. It was a nice gesture triggered by a sense of shock that was shared by many others in the world. How could it be that a pastor who seemed to “have it all together,” was so overwhelmed by the pressures of pastoral ministry and personal struggles that he took his own life?

Has Community Become Our New Idol?

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I’ve never been good at socializing, especially at large events such as parties, networking, and happy hours. I talk to many people, yet still walk out of events feeling like I know no one. Friends tell me that they often feel the same way.

Are You A Friend of The World?

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A few years ago, I worked freelance for a horse-racing magazine. Everything went well at the start, but after a few assignments, I realized there was more to horse-racing than simply which horse finishes first (pardon my naivety).

A Christmas of a Different Kind

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Title: A Christmas of a different kind Materials: Watercolour Artwork…

The Fig Tree

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Title: The Fig Tree Materials: Watercolor Artwork by: Laura…