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A new normal: life-giving rhythms in uncertain times

Everything has changed. Everything is changing. What was “normal” last week is impossible this week. Things we took for granted mere days ago seem out of reach today. One thing we can all agree on is adjusting to change is hard. How are you coping? If Facebook is to believed, we’ve got two camps: some …

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Faith, fear and wisdom: how Christians can respond in uncertain times

Responding to Crisis Our world is changing rapidly. What was true on Monday had changed by Tuesday and every day presents new challenges, questions, adjustments and restrictions as we all struggle to figure out how to navigate something we’ve never faced before. I’m watching two extreme responses among my own circles: the panic and anxiety …

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What the Bible says about Pride and Self-love

But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days.  People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,  without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good,  treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God—  having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do …

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3 Ways to Practice Biblical Self-love

There is a difference between self-love the world offers and Biblical self-love, but the boundary lines can at times feel vague. You can read my previous post on the four distinctive of Biblical self-love here, but for today, let’s get practical. What does Biblical self-love look like? Speak Truth You may have heard the words …

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Why journaling matters

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Did you ever keep a diary as a kid?  A secret place to write down crushes, rant against your sister, sob about your friend’s betrayal?  I particularly remember a puffy pink diary with scented pages that came with a heart-shaped lock.  It was glorious. Journaling is the grown-up version of “dear diary.”  It’s a safe …

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Curing Cynicism: caring too much

growing up with a twinkle in my eye - how curiosity cures cynicism

I don’t consider myself a cynic – I’m too young and too optimistic for that to be true. But lately I’ve noticed myself tuning out in discussions I once was passionate about, becoming dismissive about causes or efforts I once supported and walking away from conversations that I used to think mattered. When did I …