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3 Major Tricks to Finding Contentment in Life

A feeling of contentment is something we all desire, but sometimes seems impossible to find.  We all have to learn to be content in our circumstances.  And just when we think we’ve figured it out, life throws a curve ball that brings the discontentment once again. So, what’s the secret?  How do you live a contented life?

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How to Determine God’s Direction for Your Life

We are all trying to make the right choices in life, fearful of taking a wrong turn or making a life-altering decision.  The Bible gives instruction in so many different areas, but there are still many decisions that need to be made that aren’t specifically spoken to. So then, how can we know God’s direction for our lives?

30 Unique Bible Study Methods

There is a lot of pressure within the Christian community to spend time daily with the Lord.  While it may seem to some like a standard that is impossible to obtain, there is good reason for it. But Bible study is intimidating!!  How do I find a method that works for who I am?

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5 Mistakes to Avoid with Your Husband’s Anxiety

Anxiety and mental illness are popular topics these days, as so many Americans seem to struggle with these in one aspect or another.  But what if it’s not you, but your spouse, who faces this daily struggle?  How do you live day in and day out with the constant reality of anxiety that is not your own? 

Disappointed Woman

5 Questions to Ask Yourself in Disappointment

Disappointment is one of the most awful feelings in the whole world.  There is nothing worse than looking forward to something – an event, a gift, an outcome, and then having your hopes crumble before your eyes. So, what questions should we ask ourselves in order to examine our hearts when feeling disappointed?

Woman in chronic pain holding her head

Is it Possible to Find Joy in Chronic Pain?

Many of us have experienced, or are experiencing, various versions of chronic pain for varying periods of time.  In many cases, it doesn’t make sense and there seems to be no explanation. 

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Can You Find Joy in Patience?

“Don’t ever pray for patience!”  Right?  Isn’t that what everybody says?  Why do you suppose that is?  If the path to patience is so difficult, how in the world can there be joy?

Woman in pink dress bending down to buckle pink heels

Can a Shoe Really Bring True Joy?

I have long been a shoe girl. For me, I just love the way they look.  I love the way my feet feel in them, the many changing designs that they produce, and the fact that I can dress them up for work, or down with a pair of jeans on the weekends. But shouldn’t so much joy be reserved for less materialistic things?

Woman with head down and leaning against her folded hands

3 Steps to Finding Joy in Unemployment

It doesn’t matter how you found yourself in the situation, whether you were laid off, fired, or if you walked out on your own accord, being unemployed (when you’d rather be otherwise) really sucks!

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Joy in Prayer? But It’s So Boring!!!

The idea of kneeling down for hours on end, having a one-sided conversation with some supreme being, is not an enticing way to spend your time, I get it.  But the thing is, there is so much more to prayer than you realize! 

Crown of thorns and nails

Why is Jesus Important?

When Jesus was born in a humble, dirty manger to a humble couple from a humble village, He was born with all the authority, glory and sovereign power of the Almighty God.  Even though He had every right to ride in on a white stallion with a flaming sword, slaying the wicked, He chose a different path.

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