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God Will Meet You Where You Are

God Will Meet You Where You Are

We all go through seasons in our Christian walk. In some seasons, we are full of faith, close, and growing, and other seasons we may feel dry and maybe even distant. It’s comforting to know that God will meet us where we are. Whether we’re full of faith in God and our relationship with Him, or wondering if He sees us or knows our name.

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When Circumstances are Too Much to Handle

When Circumstances are Too Much to Handle

Do you find yourself facing circumstances that are too much to handle? Maybe you’re grieving a loss, dealing with a diagnosis, or parenting a child who’s difficult. Maybe you’re navigating a life you never saw coming. Whatever circumstances you’re facing, know that God has a plan. Read more as Lisa Appelo shares how to make it through when circumstances are too much to handle.

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Negative Thinking: How Do You Stop Negativity?

Negative Thinking: How Do You Stop Negativity?

Have you ever wondered what causes negative thinking? Or, how you can change negative thinking to positive thinking? As a board certified clinical neuropsychologist, I daily see the impact of our thoughts and our beliefs on our physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. In this article, I share one of the most important things we can do to make a positive change for our health (and, yes, it has to do with our thought life.)

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Three Steps for Moving from Fear Stops to Faith Steps

Three Steps for Moving from Fear Stops to Faith Steps

Jenn Hand thought she was living her yes life of faith. Yes, God, I will go wherever, do whatever, walk in faith however you ask me to. But, in her surrendered yes, she learned how fear can stop you. When she encountered fear, she discovered three steps that helped her move from fear stops to faith steps.

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Why I Wasn’t Afraid (and you shouldn’t be either!)

Why I Wasn’t Afraid (and you shouldn’t be either!)

Fear can stop us in our tracks and paralyze us, bringing our forward momentum to a screeching halt. But, when we trust in God and His unfailing word, we can overcome fear. Trust in God is the antithesis to fear. On a family trip, I learned how trusting in God would keep me from being afraid. Even though I was suspended hundreds of feet in the air, I wasn’t afraid and I’ll share why you shouldn’t be either!

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Do You Ever Feel Like You are Falling Behind?

Do You Ever Feel Like You are Falling Behind?

Do you ever feel like you’re really hustling to get ahead, but you just can’t see any growth? Maybe you feel like you’re falling behind in all the major areas of your life. Jennifer Dukes Lee shares how feeling as if she was falling behind led her to embrace a new and life-changing philosophy she shares about in today’s post.

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Rest Requires Trust in God

Rest Requires Trust in God

Earlier in life, God called me to rest before I even knew what the word meant. What I learned in my searching was that rest requires trust in God. And, in order to rest and truly trust God, it meant I would have to surrender control to Him. These 5 scriptures helped me learn to trust God enough to rest.

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How To Navigate Grief and Loss

How To Navigate Grief and Loss

In the past two years, I’ve lost over 20 friends and family members, and right now I have several friends who are in the midst of grieving losses of friends and loved ones. Grief and mourning don’t just apply to the loss of people we love, but also the loss of dreams, hopes, expectations, possessions, jobs, and so much more. In this post, my friend, Donna Fagerstrom, author of Every Mourning, shares how to navigate grief and loss.

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Dr. Michelle Bengtson

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