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3 Ways to Remain Faithful When Life Seems to be Going Nowhere

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My heart trembled as I scanned through the email. My worst fear had come to pass. My application to join an international arts group wasn’t accepted. Coupled with a slew of other job rejections I had received over the last 10 months, this was the last thing I needed.

My Womb May Be Barren, But Not My Heart

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This Christmas was supposed to have been different for my family. I should have entered the last trimester of a pregnancy that had taken my husband and I by absolute surprise and awe. Our daughter should have seen in my growing belly proof that her prayers for a sibling had been heard. Instead, I found myself in pain.

How to Avoid the Comparison Game

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A few years ago, I was introduced to another kind of comparison, one that wasn’t the least beneficial. I had graduated but my career had yet to take off. I was far from achieving the accomplishments I’d set for myself. As I grew increasingly frustrated at the uncertainty of my future, I started to compare my situation to peers who seemingly had it all together. When was God going to answer my prayers for a job and alleviate my disappointment in myself?

3 Unexpected Gifts of 2020

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A morning swim at the outdoor pools, with the glorious sun on my back. A coffee in a cafe, breathing in the scent of freshly grounded coffee beans. A haircut at the hairdresser’s, watching dead ends snipped away.  Just a few short months ago, the idea of being able to do any of the above seemed like an impossible reality. 

Julia Malucelli: Empowering Young Lives with $30,000 and a Story

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Julia Malucelli is bringing the age-old story of Queen Esther into the hands of young children around the world, in the hopes that the Jewish woman’s courage will encourage them to see themselves as God intended them to be: called with a purpose. 

How to Pray When You're Feeling Weary

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I will admit that there are times when reading Bible verses doesn’t make me feel better; when everything feels dry and I am weary. And yet, I find that prayer is the very place for this struggle, this weariness.

7 Practical Ways to Deal with a Breakup

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We were both Christians who loved God, loved each other, and enjoyed serving in various ministries together. Everything seemed right on the surface. Yet, our relationship deeply troubled me. It felt like we were short-changing ourselves most of the time.

How I Knew My Husband Was "The One"

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As a teenager, I’d lie in bed and wonder what my future husband was doing at that very moment, wherever he was in this world. He was breathing, blinking, thinking, living, and I wondered: When would we meet? Would I know that he was the one?

How to Get Rid of Your Unwanted "New Normal" Habits

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As the world adjusts to a “new normal”, I’ve awakened to the realization that COVID-19 has incubated a “new normal” of a different kind within me—one I’m not sure I should get used to.