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How To Begin Your Mentoring Relationship and Never Be Alone Again

How To Begin Your Mentoring Relationship and Never Be Alone Again

Have you ever said, “Something’s missing . . . and I’m not sure what? I’m searching for Jesus and desperate to find Him somehow amid all the noise. I feel so alone. Who can I talk to?” All of us need someone to come alongside us to support us as well as have the hard conversations, rather than sugarcoating reality. That’s the role of a mentor. When you begin your mentoring relationship, that helps you become the godly individual you were created to be, you will never be alone again.

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8 Simple Prayers + Scripture to Pray Daily for Our Children

8 Simple Prayers + Scripture to Pray Daily for Our Children

As parents, it’s important for us to cover these 8 areas of our children’s lives with prayer. I’ve included Bible verses because God loves when we pray scripture back to Him. He declared that His word will not return to Him void (Isaiah 55:11). As you pray these 8 Simple Prayers and Biblical truths over your children daily, be assured that you are opening up the storehouses of God’s provision over them.

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God Wants To Give Us Good Things

God Wants To Give Us Good Things

God gives good gifts. Have you ever thought about the fact that God wants to give you good things? Do you ever question His goodness? Like when your prayer isn’t answered the way you had hoped, or the job didn’t come through that you desired, or when a friend leaves your life? When we first introduced Selah, our four pound Pomeranian to the family, God gave me an analogy of why He sometimes withholds something from me that I want. Something that I think would be good for me. Read more for what I learned.

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How Focusing on God Will Change Your Day

How Focusing on God Will Change Your Day

As a neuropsychologist, one of the greatest challenges I’ve encountered has been teaching the importance of our mindset, and what we spend time focusing on. When we focus on feelings of anxiety or depression, those feelings grow. Focusing on God helps our day seem better, brighter and more encouraged. Read more for the science behind how what you focus on grows and how you can actually put that into practice.

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6 Tips For When Life is Hard

6 Tips For When Life is Hard

Trials. Stresses. Difficult Times. Where do we turn when life is hard? Jesus told us we would face trials and He offered encouragement so we could maintain our peace. Yet, knowing we will face trials and knowing what to do about them are two very different things. These 6 tips when life is hard help us know what to do in difficult times.

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How to Cultivate a Grateful Lifestyle that Helps Us Have a Good Day

How to Cultivate a Grateful Lifestyle that Helps Us Have a Good Day

God commands us to come with Him with thanksgiving in every situation we find ourselves in. If there is one thing I’ve learned about God, it’s that He doesn’t command us to do anything that isn’t His best for us. And if cultivating a grateful lifestyle is for our good, just perhaps this will foster our ability to perceive each day as good, even when there are bad moments within each day.

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How God’s Promises Help Us Have a Good Day

How God’s Promises Help Us Have a Good Day

With the global pandemic, financial stressors from inflation and job loss, as well as wars and rumors of war, it’s easy to become stressed and worried. But God’s antidote to that is living in his peace. The best way I know to live in God’s peace is to trust His promises. Today, we’re going to do a deep dive into how God’s promises help us have a good day.

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God is Greater than Our Problems

God is Greater than Our Problems

We are all facing problems today between relationship difficulties, financial hardship, legal problems, job loss, health problems, and deaths of loved ones and friends. But, God is greater than our problems. We can strive in our own might or surrender to Him. We can choose the stress of trying to do it all or surrender it all to God. Read more for how God shows how He is greater than our problems with examples in the Bible.

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Dr. Michelle Bengtson

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