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Caught in Conflict? Start Asking Yourself This Question

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Her demeanor was the first signal. The way she averted her eyes when I looked in her direction. Then, as we walked past her on our way out of church and my husband bid a friendly goodbye, her silence confirmed it—she was upset.

5 Ways to Prepare Your Heart This Season

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I can’t believe that the holiday season is already upon us. It felt like just a few short months ago that l pulled down the mistletoe, swept up the last remaining pine needles, and boxed up my Christmas decorations.

Putting the Joy Back into Surrendering

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Life is hard. We face broken relationships, disappointment, discouragement, ostracism, illnesses, and day-to-day things like the frustration of squeezing with the morning crowd, assignments and chores that won’t complete themselves, nights when we straddle between exhaustion and insomnia—the list is endless.

3 Tips for Those Struggling to Delight in God

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God really wants you and I to love and delight in Him. But why does our delight in Him matter so much to God and how can we get there?

ASK YMI: I Am Fully Self-Sufficient. Why Do I Need God?

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A: What reality will end up showing you, if you leave it time, is that you are not fully self-sufficient. You can’t control your emotions. And you can’t determine your own future. But your life will be proof of that in itself.

3 Unexpected Benefits of Studying Theology

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I grew up reading theology and for a long time I hated every moment of it. I didn’t understand why my parents would torture me with reading assignments each summer.

When My Joys Don't Line Up With God's

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"I try to pray and read the Bible, but I’m not the kind of person who posts Bible verses or articles about Jesus. I just feel guilty that I still find my hobbies, like searching for cute collectibles, a lot more fun. Is it wrong?”

15 Ways to Cultivate Joy in Your Life

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A friend told me recently of a trip he and his wife took to Hawaii several years back. After dropping his wife off at the terminal for the flight home, he was the only person on the rental car shuttle.

3 Ways To Live A Joy-Filled Life

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For three years, I joined netball as an extra-curricular activity in school. Looking back, that season in life was overshadowed by a deep sense of joylessness.