Growing in the faith

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After Years of Church-hopping, I Went Back

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When I first became a Christian, I didn’t like my home church very much. Even though it was a doctrinally correct church and I essentially grew up in it, I felt like I didn’t really fit in.

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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2 Reasons Why Our Lives on Earth Matter Right Now

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With teary eyes and never-let-me-go hugs, my good friend sniffed and said her farewell as she packed her bags. “Come find me when you visit! But even if not, I will see you in heaven—with Jesus!” Though that sounded morbid at the time, her words struck a chord within me.
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In Praise of Sabbath: On Letting Go

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One summer, my family wrangled our carry-ons from Uganda onto a plane bound for six months stateside. I felt conflicted over this long break, as I tend to find my identity deeply in usefulness and purpose and work.
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When God Allowed My Deepest Fears to Happen

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Courage, dear child, was God’s silent whisper to me. I didn’t understand it then, but I held onto His promise that He is with me. Little did I know that my greatest fear was about to happen.
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5 Signs God is at Work in Your Life | YMI

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We all know that being a Christian and putting our trust in God doesn’t shield or exempt us from the pains of this life. But still, when we face trials, challenges, or even God’s “silence” in the form of an unanswered prayer, we can’t help but feel discouraged or forgotten by God. Scripture clearly shows us that we are to expect suffering in this life (1 Peter 4:12)—but how can we learn to “suffer” and endure them well?
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3 Ways Knowing God's Hope Shapes Our Daily Lives

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A hope and a wish are two very different things. And yet, I catch myself using the two words interchangeably: “How I wish the pandemic would end”, “I hope the vaccines work so there won’t be another lockdown.”
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4 Myths About Being Chosen by God

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When I first became a follower of Christ, my life completely changed. I felt I was finally where I was meant to be, that God had chosen me and was helping me grow spiritually. But when things started going downhill, I only had this thought: I surrendered my life to God! Why is it such a horrible mess now?
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Will I Miss Out If I Wait on God?

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Whenever I don’t know which option is better, I know I can seek answers from the Bible and consult trusted elders and friends in church. But when it comes to the latter—committing to make the “better” choice, it becomes a matter of will: would I be willing to make the “better” choice?