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Letting Go of My Relationship for Good

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“Do you trust me to provide for all your needs?” I heard God ask. Through tears, I was staring at a piece of paper with the words “REQUEST FOR CANCELLATION OF APPLICATION BEFORE BOOKING FLAT”. Yes, I trusted that God would take care of me, but having to physically pick up a pen and sign on the form in that very moment was the hardest thing I ever had to do.

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.

Joy of Remembrance

Comforting anyone who’s lost a loved one is difficult, but the challenge is particularly hard for those who work with children whose parents have died.
How Should Believers Respond to the Killing of Black People

How Should Believers Respond to the Killing of Black People?

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This week, a police officer in Minneapolis held his knee to the neck of George Floyd, an African American man. After nine minutes of what can only be described as desperate pleas and cries, George died. He was murdered on a street, in broad daylight, by an institution designed to protect people.

Peter and Day Day: When God Took Our 5-Year-Old Daughter Away

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What is a parent’s greatest comfort in the face of sudden and devastating loss? For Naw Day Day and her husband, Peter Wong, this was the very question they found themselves grappling with back in January, when tragedy struck out of the blue, robbing them of their beloved 5-year-old daughter, Louise.

5 Bible Verses To Strengthen You When You're Grieving

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Grief is a natural response to the loss(es) in our lives. As we grapple with the different losses we might be suffering in the light of Covid-19,  there’s probably never been a time when most of our hearts are as washed in grief as they are now. Whether it’s the death of a loved one, the loss of meaningful employment, or the loss of freedom we once had, we might be finding ourselves feeling heavy-hearted and lost as we pick up the pieces the virus has left in its wake.

Yes, God Will Give You More Than You Can Handle

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I looked over at One-Ear, who was lying nearby, knocked out by the local anesthesia.  Hot, salty tears began to form in my eyes and run down my cheeks, as the reality of saying goodbye to my loyal little companion of 19 years hit home. Not this too, Lord. Walking home afterward with my cat’s empty carrier in my limp hand was like trying to wade through fast-setting concrete. The trials and mental anguish l had endured in the previous 12 months—depressive episodes, burnout, and agoraphobia—weighed me down until l felt like l couldn’t take another step.
YMI Editor's Picks - Best of 2019

Editor’s Picks: The Best of 2019

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This year, we set out to explore Jesus' command in Luke 10:27 to love God with everything that we have. We published over 225 articles, produced 24 artspace projects, and 3 videos across 4 themes and a range of topics. Here are the articles, artspace projects, and videos that captured your attention the most.

When the Going Gets Tough . . . Give Thanks!

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Giving thanks in all circumstances. It seems easier when things are going well and worry seems far. But as I’ve thought about thankfulness more deeply recently, I’ve pondered how we can make sense of this command when life is crashing around us.