Spiritual Growth

Spiritual growth comes in many forms, and at many speeds. Don't rush your spiritual growth, but invest in it every day.
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Life Advice

How to Let Go in the Garden

Life doesn’t always go according to plan. Neither do gardens. Here’s why that’s something to celebrate.

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How to Pray

How Big Things Put Little Things in Perspective

The love of a mother and a daughter gives the day its proper prayer focus.

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Finding joy each day
Life Advice

How to Choose Joy One Day at a Time

Joy doesn’t just happen; it’s up to us to choose it daily. Here’s how.

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Stories of Faith

How High Is Your Spiritual Enthusiasm Today?

A slip of the tongue leads to a spiritual insight. 

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How to Pray

Praying During Times of Painful Change

Some thoughts on how to pray when your life is upended.

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Faith during hard times
Managing Life Changes

Does Faith Protect You from Hardship?

In a word, “no.” But here's how it can help us discover new directions and purpose during stressful times.

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Power of Prayer

The Important Role That Fear Plays in Faith

Scary situations offer a chance to build on your trust in God.

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Power of Prayer

4 Simple Reasons to Ask Others to Pray for You

When it feels as if everything is falling apart, it’s time to reach out to others. Here’s why.

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Life Advice

Why Is It So Difficult to Forgive?

Hanging on to hurt feelings is a recipe for staying stuck in the past. Here's how to free yourself for the future.

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Motivational Stories

Trent Shelton: How Failure Inspired Him to Find a New Purpose

When he didn't achieve his NFL dreams, he had to forge a new path to success and contentment—helping others in the process.

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