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Is Jesus Really All You Need?

“All you need is Jesus.” Ever heard that phrase? In the evangelical world that I consider myself a part of, this phrase is constantly proclaimed as the very essence of the Christian faith. All I need is my personal relationship with Jesus. Everything else may be helpful, but not necessary to live … [Read More...]

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5 Tips for Building Genuine Relationships

Making and keeping friends isn't always an easy task. Sometimes, you have to put a little work into it. If you're looking for some simple ways to build genuine relationships (and keep them), try these five tips: Show Up Simple, right? Get outside every once in a while and do something other than … [Read More...]

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3 Things To Consider “As We Go”

Have you ever wondered how your dentist really learned how to fill a cavity? Or how about the guy that roofed your house last summer? How did he learn how to perfectly align the shingles so that your roof would not leak? Likely, these practitioners learned by watching someone. Sure, they … [Read More...]

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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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3 Ways To Help Yourself Move Forward

Youth can be both a gift and a curse. In our youthful days, most of us are in good health with endless opportunities before us. But this season of life is also a time in which we make mistakes--sometimes really big ones that can lead us down the wrong paths. Even more, our decision-making abilities … [Read More...]

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3 Lessons Learned From Eavesdropping

I have a confession to make: I was eavesdropping on one of my recent flights. But let me explain… I situated myself in my aisle seat for a short hour and a half flight. I was prepared. I had some work tucked away in my backpack. I had some conversation with the businessman seated next to me. I … [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...]