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Can Christians Be Toxic?

My friend Lynn was so excited she could hardly contain herself. She was starting her new job in just a few days. After 10 years in corporate America, Lynn had had enough of the office politics. No longer caring about the money, Lynn felt that…
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How to Forgive Someone Who Doesn't Deserve It

The most difficult part of forgiveness for most people is letting go of the anger. Especially when the person who has hurt you denies that they have done anything wrong. Perhaps they have repeatedly hurt you. Maybe they broke your trust.…
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How to Deal With a Toxic Mother (God's Way)

The mother-child relationship can be complicated. But what do you do when the woman who should nurture and support you is the source of your pain? Let me be clear: All mothers make mistakes. God knows I’ve made my fair share! But mistakes…
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How to Pray Prayers That Get Answered

Prayer is a crucial part of your relationship with God, yet it’s tempting to neglect this vital communication because it can sometimes feel like your prayers just bounce off the sky. If this is happening to you, you are likely making prayer…
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How to Hug a Porcupine - 3 Steps to Loving Difficult People

Difficult people are all around us. Whether it’s an abrasive coworker, narcissistic boss, or toxic mother, all you need do is throw a stone and you will likely encounter someone difficult. These types of people remind me of porcupines. For…
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The Fastest Way Out of God’s Waiting Room

Have you ever waited on something so long that you wondered if God forgot about you? I’ve never been one to wait well, but there was one time in my life that was especially trying my patience. It was several years after my divorce…
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3 Truths to Remember When You're Tired of Waiting on God

Have you been waiting on God for so long that you wonder if your ‘not now’ has turned into ‘not ever’? I was in the self-checkout line today at the grocery store. All eight stations were full and there was one woman to attend to the…
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3 Consequences of Not Waiting on God

We often hear about the benefits of waiting on God, but what about the consequences of NOT waiting on Him? I confess, patience is not my strongest virtue. I don’t wait well. I am a classic type-A personality who feels that if I’m not…

5 Hindrances to Resting in the Lord

In our fast-paced world, we long for rest. But if you’re like me, when you get the opportunity to rest, it doesn’t feel like rest—it feels like laziness. That’s because we lived in a performance-based world. We’ve been trained to…

How to Rest in the Lord Without Feeling Lazy - Pt 2

Do you struggle to rest in the Lord? Do you wonder, what does resting in the Lord even look like? If you’re anything like me, you may hear the word ‘rest’ and think it means ‘laziness.’ I struggle with feeling like there is always…