Hope

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Looking at the Easter Story with Fresh Eyes

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While I’m a massive fan of Christmas, there is something about Easter that, on a spiritual level, I actually prefer. Observing this series of days—from Ash Wednesday, all the way up to Holy Week—that incorporate a sequence of spiritual practices, I find it life-giving for my faith.
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What It Looks Like to Grieve and Have Hope

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Grief has remained consistent in my life over the last few years. In 2021, my husband and I miscarried our first baby, Haven; in 2022, we miscarried our second baby, Evie. In the time since, I’ve been figuring out how to look at grief as a Christian.
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To Those Hoping for Hope in the New Year

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My son must have been two when it happened: We were in a store, me pregnant, him plopped on the cart while I quickly scanned the racks for what I needed. Since the store wasn’t busy, I decided to lift him out, just for a moment.  But in just that span of time, he was just. . . gone.
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Trusting God When Things Are Falling Apart

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There was a challenging season of my life when I felt like everything was not going well. I was led on by someone whom I thought was a potential life partner, and the cultural pressures to get married made me anxious. On top of that, my PhD proposals had been rejected multiple times.
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Walking With a Friend Who’s Grieving a Divorce

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Genevieve’s voice poured through the phone to me. She’s going through court proceedings following a horrific divorce.
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I Entered a New Year in Tears, But God Held Me Fast

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At the beginning of last year, I was facing anxiety on multiple fronts. While others were looking forward to the coming year with hope, I was starting mine with dread.
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Are You Struggling? God Sees You

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Today I’m writing for those of you who identify with Thomas more than Peter. Who tend to uncover more questions than answers in your faith.
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After Three Suicide Attempts, God Gave Me Another Chance at Life

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Some weeks ago, I wrote to this Christian publication to cancel my subscription. I had intended to end my life, and I was worried that their continued postages to my house would upset my mother.
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3 Truths from Jesus on Brokenness and Loss

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We are called to shine the light of Christ, but bringing light and hope has never been more difficult, as we face societal rage at institutions along with a deep sense of displacement and loss.