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Jesus runs to the mess

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Life is messy, sometimes overwhelmingly so.  Our lives don’t often end up neatly packaged and orderly. We have an idea of what a perfect ...

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How to break the cycle of self-harm

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Where do you go when everything hurts, when your feelings overwhelm you? We can only hold our emotions in for so long before we burst. L...

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How consistency improves your relationship with God

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I had been going for weeks with no break — unless you include the four hours a night I crashed in my bed. My schedule consisted of a 5am ...

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A fight draws a crowd and Jesus wins the fight

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Some of you are in the middle of overwhelming circumstances. You are in a fight for your life. It’s hard to see how God will deliver you ...

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The key to recharging this summer (without leaving home)

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The year’s accumulation of stress, fatigue, and discouragement slowly lift as our destination comes into view. The whole family begins to...

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I’m Overwhelmed By Bills! Now What?

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Sitting on the floor in the hot shower, tears streamed down my face with the same intense force as the water from the spigot above me. I ...

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5 tips to enjoy Christmas gatherings with kids

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Grandma left a voicemail saying, “We’ll be eating at one o’clock.” I got a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach as I started to foresee...

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Ready to quit? Practical advice for when burnout takes hold

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As a teacher, everyday can feel like one of “those days.”  A typical day at school includes: morning bus duty, parent conference, meetin...

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How to focus when you pray

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I don’t like dealing with things. There, I said it. I hate crying and getting emotional, and so most of the time I prefer to push sad ...

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How To Not Be Overwhelmed At Home

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I was in the thick of the yucky (and unexpected) first trimester of pregnancy — exhausted, sick, nauseated all day long — with little to ...

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How To Declutter Your Heart Not Just Your Home

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When spring arrives, we get the urge to clean. We air things out, sweep corners, scrub floors, wash the windows, and toss the past date f...

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