Fear

Easter lillies
Power of Prayer

How to Hold the Promise of Easter Forever

There’s always hope of new life—not just on one Sunday in spring but day after day after day.

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Freedom
Stories of Hope

How Passover Helps Us Emerge from Life’s ‘Narrow Straits’

Coming through a tight place into the openness of freedom is a story for the ages—and for our time.

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Garden of Gethsemane
How to Pray

How Jesus Prayed When He Was Overwhelmed

Awaiting His fate in the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus shows us seven ways to pray when it feels all but impossible.

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Roberta Messner retrieves bills from in her mailbox; photo by Scott Goldsmith
Stories of Hope

How Her Faith Helped Her Face Up to Overwhelming Medical Debt

How could she find the courage to tackle the growing mountain of bills?

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When you can't pray
How to Pray

How to Pray When You Don’t Feel Like It

Even someone who has written books about prayer occasionally needs motivation. Here are five tips.

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Edward Grinnan
Living Longer, Living Better

If Memory Fades, What Happens in Our Dreams?

In researching a book about Alzheimer’s, some questions for God.

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A woman making a heart with her hands; Shutterstock
Managing Life Changes

Trailblazing Female Chaplain on Overcoming Fear and Finding Gratitude in Tough Times

Karen Diefendorf reflects on her career as female chaplain in the army, Tyson Foods and beyond.

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Mutual respect
Positive Living

Agree to Disagree—With Mutual Love and Respect

How love provides a framework to listen, not counterattack.

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Peggy Frezon with her husband Mike, and her therapy dog Ernest. Photo by Roy Gumpel
Service Animals

A Golden Retriever Helped Her Handle Her Panic Attack

She’d trained Ernest as a therapy dog, but now she needed his help with her anxiety.

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Joanna and Bronwen; photo courtesy Joanna Corfield
Stories of Hope

How a Horse Helped Her Overcome Fear and Self-Loathing

After a lifetime of struggling with anxiety and eating disorders, could an animal show her the way to self-acceptance?

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