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Learning From Pain and Exhaustion

Learning From Pain and Exhaustion

In a world consumed by endless to-do lists and societal pressures, we must confront the humbling truth about pushing our limits. To find true rest in the midst of pain and exhaustion, we must surrender our burdens. Along the way, we’ll learn profound lessons and uncover the keys to unlocking a life brimming with peace, joy, and purpose.

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Face Your Pain for Healing

Face Your Pain for Healing

Ignoring emotional pain won’t make it disappear. Pain is a signal that something needs to be addressed. It’s like an untreated broken leg that stays with you, demanding attention. Stacey McDonald shares how to face the pain head-on and seek healing.

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Top 15 Tips to Maintain Your Mental Health

Top 15 Tips to Maintain Your Mental Health

It’s no secret that we all face challenges in our lives. Sometimes these challenges can be overwhelming and can take a toll on our mental health. The question many ask is “how can I improve my mental and emotional health?” There are ways to cope with these challenges and maintain our mental health. Here are 15 tips to maintain your mental health.

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20 Practical Ways to Help a Friend in Need

20 Practical Ways to Help a Friend in Need

During a challenging time of illness, I discovered the power of love and compassion from friends who reached out to help in my time of need. In this blog post, I share practical suggestions for helping a friend in need, from simple gestures of checking in to offering a helping hand and heartfelt presence. You can make a difference in the lives of your loved ones when they need it most when you know how to help.

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The Hands and Feet of Jesus: Meaningful Ways to Help a Sick Friend

The Hands and Feet of Jesus: Meaningful Ways to Help a Sick Friend

A few years ago, I spent many weeks battling pneumonia, the flu, bronchitis, and a relapse of pneumonia. I’m appreciative of the many friends who went the extra mile during this challenging time to minister to me in my time of need. Maybe you’re not sure how to help someone in the midst of a crisis. Often, when we don’t know what to do, we do nothing at all. Read more as I share ways we can be the hands and feet of Jesus and offer meaningful support when we have a friend who is sick. One thing I know for certain is #wearebettertogether!

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Remember Who You Are: 10 Scriptures to Remind You of Your True Identity

Remember Who You Are: 10 Scriptures to Remind You of Your True Identity

Repeatedly throughout Scripture, God reminds us of our true identity: who we are and whose we are. It is crucial to hide the Word of God in your heart, so that when the lying whispers of the enemy attack, you can refute them with truth. For those days when you need an encouraging reminder, here are just a few of those Bible verses that declare the truth about your identity and help you remember who you are and what God has to say about you.

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Finding Healing and Hope through a Simple Letter to Mom

Finding Healing and Hope through a Simple Letter to Mom

In my recent Dear Mom post, I shared how my son challenged me to write a letter to my now deceased mother, and to God, sharing the thoughts, sentiments, and feelings I would share if she were still here for Mother’s Day. Through the simple letter I wrote to my mom, I found healing and hope through the transformative power of God’s love.

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4 Ways of Showing Grace Before Leaving Homebase

4 Ways of Showing Grace Before Leaving Homebase

How often do you consider what your daily departing words or farewell actions might entail prior to saying goodbye to a loved one before they head out the door to their intended destination? Whether you’re saying goodbye to a young adult leaving for college or a family member leaving home for the day, simple gestures of grace make a difference. Tamar Miller shares 4 ways of showing grace before leaving homebase.

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Embracing the Golden Rule in Parenting Adult Kids

Embracing the Golden Rule in Parenting Adult Kids

As followers of Jesus, we are called to treat others as we would like to be treated, and this principle holds incredible power in our parenting journey. In an excerpt from her book, “Love, Pray, Listen,” Mary DeMuth shares the concept of applying the Golden Rule in our relationships with our adult children. We’ll explore this timeless principle as we reflect on our own experiences, discover valuable insights, and learn how embracing the Golden Rule can transform our interactions with our adult kids.

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Dr. Michelle Bengtson

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