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Words that Harm

Words that Harm

It was a shocking story that gripped the nation. In 2002, 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart was abducted from her bed in the middle of the night in Salt Lake City, Utah. Nine months later she was recognized while walking down a street with her abductor. Smart was initially...

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Tomorrow is Here and It’s Out of Control

Tomorrow is Here and It’s Out of Control

Do you plan your days, entering appointments and goals on your phone or paper calendar? If you’re not a planner, you probably feel that you should be. Plans equal preparedness, right? Well, not always. Something like a pandemic, for example, makes us question whether...

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How to Really Find God

How to Really Find God

While fox hunting in Britain has fallen upon hard times, those who have indulged in the practice say the thrill is in the chase, somewhat the same way a young man feels pursuing the girl of his dreams. And while there may be a measure of truth in the fact that the...

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The Best Gift You Can Give a Friend

The Best Gift You Can Give a Friend

When a friend is hurting, we wish we could make it stop. We cannot fix most situations, and we often end up doing one of two things.  Either we avoid talking about the pain because we feel helpless, or we resort to statements of questionable certainty like, “there is...

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5 Ways to Turn Worry Into Trust

5 Ways to Turn Worry Into Trust

The persistent refusal to do something about an issue that troubles you is what can give birth to chronic worry. Worry, however, is a choice, a bad decision that can be overcome. Interested in breaking the worry habit? Then follow these practical guidelines which will...

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How Did Jesus Respond to Doubters?

How Did Jesus Respond to Doubters?

Poverty is not only economic but can also be spiritual. In Matthew 5, Jesus blessed people who recognized their spiritual shortcomings. This was in stark contrast to the local religious leaders, the Pharisees. One Pharisee publicly prayed, “Thank [God] I am not like...

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There is Healing for Your Broken Heart

There is Healing for Your Broken Heart

Are you feeling broken-hearted today? If so, you are not alone. The human condition is one of heartbreak, because of the sin-broken world we live in and our own predisposition to breaking each other’s hearts. “For out of the heart come evil thoughts—murder, adultery,...

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God’s Tailored Grace is Available to You

God’s Tailored Grace is Available to You

God knows our individual struggles. He “knit us together in our mother’s womb,” knows the number of hairs on our heads, and knows what we are thinking from afar (Luke 12:7, Psalm. 139). He knows our anxieties, our perceived inadequacies, and every wound. He gives us...

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You Can Give the Gift of Grace

You Can Give the Gift of Grace

The Bible sets a high standard for the way followers of Jesus interact with others. Always be humble and gentle. Make allowance for others’ faults. But what about that one family member? What about people on the internet? What about your unreasonable boss? Or noisy...

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