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3 Reasons We Find it Hard to Help

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In an ideal world, we can be found with our sleeves rolled up, giving the community hall a good lick of paint. Or a friend popping by with our favourite meals when we’re sick.    Yet, when it comes to carrying those actions out in our own lives, sometimes it’s not quite as easy as we imagine it to be . . .  
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3 Reasons We Procrastinate (and How We Can Overcome It)

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We all have moments of procrastination. We live in a world marred by sin, so we all inevitably have to do things we don’t enjoy doing or find hard to do. Even so, many of us probably wish that we didn’t procrastinate so much! But before we can think about how to overcome it, we need to first understand why we do it.
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4 Myths We Hold Onto in Our Everyday Relationships

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Whether it’s “family comes first”, or “a friend in need is a friend indeed”, there are certain relationship myths we all hold onto that significantly shape the way we relate to others—how we treat them, how much time and effort we give to them, what we expect of them. 

How To Give and Receive Feedback With Grace

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None of us like being criticised, and it’s easy to become defensive whenever we receive any feedback that’s remotely negative. Instead of hearing the other person out, our instinct may be to immediately respond with our reason for doing things a certain way.

5 Budgeting Tips for Tough Times

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These days, it can feel like we need to withdraw from our life…

4 Things to Consider When Thinking About Your Job

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For some of us, our current job represents a gateway to a meaningful career. For others, it may be the very means to survival.  Whatever you may feel about your job now, know that God offers Himself to you. You need not go into it alone.

How to Bring Joy Back Into Our Everyday Life

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We often think a joyful life is one that’s filled with fun activities around the clock. Yet while life isn’t a series of happy events, there are things we can do to make life more joy-filled.
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How to Stop Finding Your "Calling" and Start Living Your Life

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There’s something incredibly alluring about the idea of finding our “calling”, something so admirable about stepping into that “one big moment” we grew up dreaming about. Our relentless pursuit of calling is also fuelled by the media we consume, telling us to go after our dreams because we’re “made for more”. 
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4 Misconceptions About Following Jesus

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Sometimes the way we view Christian living can turn into a drag, like having a long list of things you know you should do but aren't doing well or enough, so you're constantly struggling (failing) to "live up to expectations".