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Breaking Free from the Chains of Regret

Regret can be a relentless shadow in our lives, haunting us with "what ifs" and "if onlys." Yet, God's vision for us is a life unshackled by past mistakes—a life where we experience the...

Navigating the Nuances of Fundraising: A Guide to Graceful Support Raising

Embarking on a mission trip can transform how you serve your neighbors—whether they're halfway around the world or just down the street. Yet, before the service begins, there’s an essential yet challenging step: funding...

Balancing Grace and Governance: Addressing Mental Illness in Church Discipline

Mental illness is a significant concern within any community, including our churches. Research indicates that one in five adults in the United States faces mental health challenges annually. It’s almost certain that within your...

Beyond Broken Promises: Finding Trust in a Fractured World

In a quaint town in Illinois, a story unfolded—a story that echoes the fragility of human relationships. A couple met during their college years at a Christian university and embarked on a life filled...

Beyond Hunger: The Spiritual Clarity of Fasting

Fasting isn't just about abstaining from food; it's a profound journey into spiritual clarity and renewal. As someone who loves the sensory experiences of cooking and eating—from kneading bread dough until it's smooth as...

The Liberating Truth of Living with Less

As I approached the end of my twenties, I found myself overwhelmed, not just by physical clutter but by the weight of accumulated experiences and expectations. From the free couch I acquired from a...

Mastering Your Attention: A Key to a Less Cluttered Life

Karen Anderson, a renowned journalist, once pointedly remarked, "What captures your attention controls your life." This observation resonates deeply in today's fast-paced world, where our attention is fragmented by an endless stream of tasks,...

Rising Above Disappointment: A Spiritual Guide to Finding Peace

Disappointment is an all-too-familiar feeling that everyone encounters, from the biblical figures we read about to our own personal experiences today. Whether it’s not landing a dream job or coping with letdowns in personal...

Beyond the Badge: Rediscovering Identity Beyond Our Occupations

In the whirlwind of social introductions that often accompany a move to a new city, I've found myself wrestling with a seemingly simple question that unexpectedly cuts deep: "So, what do you do?" This...

Celebrating Our Loves: Moving Beyond the Critique Culture in Faith and Life

In the midst of our daily conversations, it's startlingly easy to fall into the habit of expressing disdain rather than delight. This was glaringly apparent to me a few months ago when I found...

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