How to Escape Unnecessary Suffering

How to Escape Unnecessary Suffering

No human being escapes all suffering. While perhaps unkind, it would have been true for me to say over the baby I delivered today, “Welcome to a lifetime of suffering, little girl.” And Jesus promised that “in this world you will have trouble.” (John 16:33) But wouldn’t it be a good idea to escape unnecessary suffering?

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The Antidote to Self-Doubt

The Antidote to Self-Doubt

What does the self-talk in your head sound like? What do you tell yourself? Perhaps like so many people you keep second-guessing yourself, wondering whether you’ve got what it takes. The self-defeating messages keep screaming and you feel paralyzed. Is there an antidote to self-doubt?

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What Forgiveness IS and ISN’T

What Forgiveness IS and ISN’T

At some point you will have to deal with the matter of forgiveness. For people who are Christians or who know anything about Christianity, forgiveness is one of the central ideas, and one that often gets messed up. It’s helpful to consider what forgiveness is – and isn’t.

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How I Push Through the Holiday Blues

How I Push Through the Holiday Blues

Holidays are supposed to be “happy and bright,” right? But every year I hear from people for whom the holiday season is anything but that. Just yesterday a friend asked me, “How do you deal with depression?” A few days ago a group of ladies gathered in my home, and every single one of them had some sadness connected with the Christmas season. It’s sometimes hard to push through the holiday blues.

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