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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.

My Friend Is In God's Hands

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Yen* and I walked down a narrow alley in silence. A few days earlier, Yen had sent me a text message: “I want to go to this clinic where you can check for AIDS…”

Having Unproductive Weekends? You’re Not Alone

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If you glanced at my list of intended accomplishments for this weekend, you might think that I’m superwoman. According to my checklist, I am a Social Queen who balances fitness goals, academics, and extracurricular hobbies like a champ.

The Baby Who Wasn’t Meant to Be

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“We are going to have a baby!” My husband and I couldn’t contain our excitement that night as we told our two children I was expecting.

4 Reasons Why Not Knowing Our Future Is Good

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My sister does this thing that drives me bonkers. She will take a book and, rather than reading it from start to finish, she will skip around the chapters, often reading the last page first.

Learning About FOMO from Lot’s Wife

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I have a confession to make. I have to Google half the new words I come across these days. If you're an eighties baby like me, you can probably identify with this.

Learning to Face Death from Nabeel Qureshi

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“It’s a little unsettling to watch the vlog of someone who knows he’s about to die,” I remember telling my mother after watching what would be Nabeel Qureshi’s second last video blog on YouTube just last week.

When I Don’t Agree with the Bible

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Recently, a Christian friend of mine shared that she was going through a very rough patch in her life. Why would God, described in the Bible as the God of love, allow her to go through all that? she asked.

How Long Should I Wait for Marriage?

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At my Christian college, I quickly learned that most Christian couples marry young. We even have a phrase for it, “ring by spring”, which refers to two people getting engaged (ring) before graduating from college (by spring).