Growing in Your Faith

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bacon

Fighting Skunks With Bacon

There can be a lot of rottenness in the world. At times, it’s so obvious and undeniable it’s nearly enough to knock you for a loop.

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growing your faith in college

How to Stay Christian at a Christian College

Christian college isn’t a guarantee that students will keep the faith. A thriving relationship with God doesn’t happen simply by immersion.

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feeling abandoned

Do You Feel Abandoned by God?

The first two years of widowhood, God seemed distant and silent. Then I discovered the problem.

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cultural differences

We Moved Our Family and Changed Their World

One day David and his wife, Meg, realized they wanted their family to see that the world is a more diverse place than what they were experiencing.

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Searching for Significance in the World of Social Media

Nobody Liked My Tweet! Searching for Significance in the World of Social Media

People spend hours tweaking their digital persona in a search for significance. Yet is social media the best place to look?

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Why does God allow suffering?

Why Does God Allow Suffering?

These basic principles will help you and your family understand the biblical reasons for tragedy.

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New Year's Resolutions for Moms

A New Year’s Resolution List for Every Mom

Here’s to giving your best to God—and your family—in the year ahead.

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Christmas

The Unexpected Christmas Gift

The real unexpected gift wasn’t the money or groceries, but an increase in our faith.

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When You Don't Feel Like Giving Thanks

When You Don’t Feel Like Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving can be a difficult reminder of the struggles we face, but there is comfort in the promises to come.

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Bill Cosby and our secret selves

Bill Cosby and Our Secret Selves

Like so many, I groaned at the disparity: Perfect, hilarious TV family. Lurid, devastating real life.

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Grateful woman

Gratefulness for the Small Things … Like Water and Electricity

We are completely dependent on our all-powerful God, who generously gives us every gift we possess.

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Beautiful scars - my grace is sufficient

Beautiful Scars

I noted something refreshingly real about Princess Eugenie’s choice of gown. From the front, she showed she was a princess. From the back, she showed she was a person like the rest of us.

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How to pull out of a slump

7 Ways to Pull Out of a Slump

Restore your energy and zest for life with these tips.

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Easy to remember bible verses

Remembering God in the Mundane Events of the Day

Here are 10 well-known, easy-to-remember verses to help us keep our hearts trained on God.

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Fathers

Living in the Smile of the Father

Achieving success starts with knowing you have your father’s approval.

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Living according to God's Word

Living Within the Limits

Difficulties should push us toward God’s Word, not toward redefining the rules.

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Looking for awesome

Looking for Awesome in All the Wrong Places

God created us with a capacity for awe. Where you look for it will shape the direction of your life.

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Loving the prodigal

Loving the Prodigal Who Seems to Hate You

The way we love sinful people must be patterned after the rugged love God has for us.

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Walking by faith

No Cinderella Story

Life is no fairy tale of magic formulas, but instead it requires walking by faith.

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Obeying God

Obeying God Even When You Don’t Feel Like It

It is only as my view of Him increases that I will be more able to view my issues with a proper perspective.

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God working in my life

Old Stories With a New Connection

Years later, my wife and I realized a new way God had answered our individual prayers before we were married.

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Overcome discouragement

How to Overcome Discouragement

Perhaps no other human emotion is so commonly experienced and yet so infrequently exposed.

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Finding God

Finding God in the ‘White Space’

When we live a life of constantly reaching for the next big thing, we miss the greatness God is calling us to right here, right now.

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Attitude check

Attitude Check – Do You Have a Heart Problem?

Four suggestions on how to overcome the sin of grumbling and complaining.

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Hearing God in the storm

Hearing the Voice of God in the Storm

Twelve ways to respond to God in the wake of natural disasters.

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Faith

Can Faith Survive in a Post-Christian Culture?

Our culture is hostile to Christian faith.

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A new normal

I Don’t Want to Be Normal

As our family grew, we began to question our comfortable, normal lifestyle. Had God’s gifts replaced God Himself?

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Moving

10 Ideas: Preparing Your Heart for a Smooth Move

How to successfully navigate your family’s journey to a new home.

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Know and love God

Created for Intimacy

We have a hole in our hearts that only God can fill.

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Mentor

I Needed a Mentor

How could I invest in others if nobody was investing in me?

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