Spiritual Life

Gaslighting: Warning Signs and How to Escape It

If you want to know if you’ve been gaslit, start by asking yourself these questions in the context of a relationship you’re in or have been in (this can be a parent, sibling, romantic, work, or any relationship you feel tangled-up in):

5 Proofs That We Are Healing the Wounds of 9/11

Those who lost loved ones on 9/11 would give anything for just one more day with those they have lost. As we call on God for help, we realize that the grace of trauma is that it teaches us to love differently. Here are five proofs that God is working on our healing.

Overcome Hypocrisy with Practical 'Pruning'

Claiming forgiveness yet demonstrating hypocritical behavior is not bringing people into a relationship with God. Here are four ways each of us can allow God to overcome our hypocrisy.

Do I Have to Get My Life Together before I Become a Christian?

Christ said “I came to call sinners.” One reason for the assumption that “Christians have it all together” is Christians’ tendency to forget our need for this Good News for ourselves. We take the mission seriously, spreading the Gospel, forgetting that grace is meant for us, too.

What God Means by 'My Grace Is Sufficient for You'

Are we enough? In short, no. We cannot rely on ourselves; rather, we need to fully rely on God. Christians often forget that the verse where this originates (2 Corinthians 12:9) comes from a place of weakness and frailty. God’s grace fills the holes that other things we try to rely on cannot.

How to Be Positive in a World of Negativity

Even though bad things happen, and people don’t always act like they should, I tend to see the world in a positive light. In the beginning, God created a beautiful world even though sin taints it horribly now. As I walk out this sometimes-difficult life, God will be with me to comfort, encourage, and prod me into my best living.

Who Are the Gypsies and What Do They Believe?

"Gypsy” is often considered derogatory as it connotes illegal behavior and a wandering lifestyle, instead of an identifier for a race of people: the Romani. Christians should respond to the Romani as we would any other child of God—doing unto others as you’d have done unto you (Luke 6:31).

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