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Dance Again

Amanda Varty was diagnosed with a chronic illness and lay confined to a bed in a darkened room for nine years.

Troubles and Comfort

Several years ago when my follicular lymphoma (cancer) was first diagnosed, I participated in a cancer clinical trial.

Felt Presence

Hearing an infant cry at bedtime can be one of the most unnerving situations for young parents to handle.

ASK YMI: How Do We Live in the Tension Between Rules and Grace?

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What’s the difference between comfort and casual? Imagine you had the chance to meet one of your heroes—maybe your favorite actor, or an author you’ve read, or a musician you love. And instead of being an aloof celebrity-type who’s hard to talk to, this hero of yours is actually friendly, warm, and approachable. He goes out of his way to make you feel comfortable.

ASK YMI: If God Is Real, Why Do Christians Commit Suicide?

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It’s a bold and a fair question, but somewhat misinformed in its assumptions. It seems to assume that being a Christian somehow exempts a person from their own brokenness and the world’s brokenness. It doesn’t.

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.

Lest We Forget: Remembering Anzac Day in the light of Covid-19

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The resilient Anzac spirit is once again tested. This time, warfare is in the shape of a virus, Covid-19. Both Australians and New Zealanders are told to stay indoors (New Zealand is currently in a full-blown lockdown), because this simple act of staying home can help curb the spread of Covid-19.

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.

How Giving Up Fear Prepared Me for a Pandemic

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When the 2020 season of Lent began, very few of us predicted how we’d be forced to give up so much of what we had taken for granted. Before the threat of the coronavirus reached my community, I chose to give up fear. Looking back, this prompting seems like a foreshadowing of what was about to come.