Building a relationship with God

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Gardening Opened My Eyes to God's Perfect Timing

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A couple of years ago, my parents decided to give me a few of their plants to take care of. I wasn’t really a plant person, but I wanted to appreciate their gesture and so accepted (rather begrudgingly) the responsibility of caring for.
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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".
A girl is reading a book but is not focusing.

Ideas For When You’re Spiritually Distracted

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You’ve probably been there, like I have. You settle in for some time with God, but your brain feels more like a pinball machine. 
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How do I Know That God Really Loves Me?

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How we perceive love does not just apply to our relationships with other people, it also affects our relationship with God. One of the profound tenets of faith is that God is a God of love.
A woman looking out of the window with a mixed feeling during Christmas.

Celebrating Christ in the Shadow of Miscarriage

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With “merry lattes” to go and gingerbread settlements taking over window displays, it is safe to say another Christmas has come calling. Yet, for me, it’s also another Christmas in the shadow of disease, social distancing, and degrees of despair.
A mum is busy with her own work and the children behind is making noise

The Day I Broke Down as a Parent—and Found Rest in Jesus

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I was a complete mess. The husband was yet at another meeting, so I was stuck with two young children and a baby at witching hour. When my son accidentally tipped his entire bowl of rice all over the floor—I completely lost it.
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6 Signs Your Christianity Is Too Comfortable

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Has your relationship with God become more like a once-a-week date, same time same place, with a 10-to-15-minute check-in every other day—at best? Does Christianity still define us, or have we redefined Christianity to suit us?
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Is God Leading You into a Season of Pruning?

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Since my home church in Mexico sent me out for missions in East Asia almost five years ago, I had been living by a mindset that it’s my responsibility to be productive in whatever ministry God leads me to. However, in the past year, I haven’t felt as busy or “productive” the way I have in other locations I’ve lived in. The extra downtime has prompted me to reflect on the years I’ve spent on this side of the world, which made me realise that I’ve been feeling weary for quite some time.
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4 Reasons God's Love is the Best Foundation for Your Life

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We’re all drawn to building our lives on the foundations of money, success, and recognition. I will confess that I, too, was like that—wanting to be recognised for doing amazing things and to have wealth that would place me somewhere near the top of the social strata.