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How To Help Young Adults Make Good Decisions

Decisions. During the course of a single day, we make decisions from the time we open our eyes in the morning until the time we go to sleep. We make all kinds of decisions--as insignificant as what color socks to wear to healthy lifestyle decisions like choosing between a chocolate cupcake or … [Read More...]

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How To Help Someone Who’s Hurting

Years ago, I asked a college student friend of mine how she was doing and got this response: “My mom is a heroin addict, and I just want to kill myself. How do you think I’m doing?” That was a pivotal point in a journey I’d been on for a long time. All around me, fellow students were going … [Read More...]

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Why You Should Grow Where You’re Planted

I’ll admit it. I hate cleaning gutters. Standing on ladders? Walking around on a roof? Scooping up handfuls of goop? No thanks! But there always comes a time when I know it’s time to pull out the ladder, walk around the roof, and shovel out the goop. It’s when I can see upstart plants growing out … [Read More...]

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7 Prayer Practices for Every Day

A man prayed, and at first he thought that prayer was talking. But he became more and more quiet until in the end he realized that prayer is listening." ~ Soren Kierkegaard For those of us struggling with perpetual busyness, the Apostle Paul’s instruction to “pray constantly” (1 Thessalonians … [Read More...]

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When “I Don’t Know” Is A Good Start

When I was younger I had a fear of being asked a question and not knowing the answer. It was a genuine fear that covered a wide range of life aspects--from not knowing the correct pronunciation of a word to not being able to answer deep theological questions. I felt like I always … [Read More...]

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Are You Overcommitted?

Ever felt like you just don't have enough time to give to the things and people in your life who demand it? I find myself at this place of tension often. Being an extrovert, I love spending face-to-face time with people. Nothing brings more joy to my life than just being with the people. Because … [Read More...]