by on June 12, 2024
Have you ever had an experience where you thought you were going to die? One ordinary morning, I hopped into the shower. I was feeling completely normal and thinking of my busy schedule at work. Suddenly, a strange, sick feeling washed over me like a wave. Starting at my head, it slid down to my feet. The room started spinning, and I was too dizzy to stand. I thought my heart would beat out of my chest. ...
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by on June 6, 2024
Do you ever feel like your life is boring compared to your friends and family? I know people whose jobs take them to interesting places around the world. I have friends who take vacations to exotic locations. ...
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by on May 29, 2024
“I’m sorry, but you have cancer…and not just one kind, we found two different types.” My friend Gary was stunned. On top of this new diagnosis, he was already battling a debilitating autoimmune disease. When too many bad things start happening in our lives, we can feel crushed by the weight of despair. ...
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by on May 22, 2024
Ever feel discouraged because you are always trying to do your best when it seems everyone around you couldn’t care less? At work, there’s always the one who comes in ten minutes late, leaves ten minutes early, and spends most of the day on their cell phone. At church or Little League, there’s always the one who signs up to volunteer and then never comes. ...
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by on May 15, 2024
After receiving a terminal diagnosis and given a few months to live, my friend Pat said, “I want to finish my race well.” I want that too. When I cross the finish line, I want God to say “Well done, good and faithful servant.” (Matthew 25:23) We are given one life, no do-overs. ...
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by on May 8, 2024
A 2021 American Perspectives Survey shows Americans report fewer close friendships than ever. Many feel if they could find a close friend who truly cares about them, life would not feel sad or lonely. The good news is believers in Christ already have a friend who is eager to develop a deeper relationship with them. ...
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by on May 1, 2024
Today, I’m discouraged, disappointed, ...
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by on April 24, 2024
If you are one of the many who deal with anxiety, you are not alone. God created us with this emotion. Sometimes, it can keep us from danger, but there are times it can take us off track. We can become anxious about a situation when we fixate on: ...
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by on April 24, 2024
In the midst of our busy lives, filled with constant noise and distractions, finding moments of stillness can seem like an elusive dream. Yet, amidst the chaos, there exists a profound invitation—a call to solitude, to be alone with God, and to find quiet time in His presence.   In a world that values productivity and busyness, the concept of solitude may seem counterintuitive. However, it is in these moments of quietude that we can truly connect with the God and experience spiritual renew...
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by on April 21, 2024
“But God, who am I to do what you’ve asked?” “But God, what if they don’t listen to me?” “But God, I don’t speak well in front of others.” ...
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by on April 10, 2024
We’ve all had that awkward moment of not knowing whether or not to offer a prayer before a meal. We’re not sure if we should just eat, say a silent prayer, or ask our friend to pray. Maybe you’ve already started eating, and someone says, “Let’s pray.” Oops. ...
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by on April 3, 2024
Pounding my finger on the icon five times in a row still didn’t open the app. I have no patience for anything less than the phone screen responding instantly. We expect everything to happen quickly; when it doesn’t, we get impatient. ...
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