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Course correction

When a broken thumb looked like it might derail his soccer season, this author realized he had a choice. He could keep focusing on the image of the injury, or he could pray to see himself spiritually. His decision brought healing.

Can grief really be healed?

A friend’s tragedy got this author questioning whether grief just fades, or whether it can actually be healed. The Sermon on the Mount had the answer.

Goodbye, self-condemnation

Self-criticism can be hard to shake, especially when you feel like you keep messing up. One athlete shares how he worked through a season of mistakes on the field and ultimately found healing from self-condemnation.

Credit where credit is due

When you achieve something awesome, do you feel like you deserve the credit, or do you give the credit to God? This author struggled with giving God the glory until prayer helped her see her accomplishments in a new light.

Love heals homesickness

With homesickness threatening to ruin her service trip to Peru, this writer focused on sharing and experiencing joy. But it wasn’t until the end of the trip that she realized how spiritually powerful her approach had been.

The answer to friend problems? Love!

Problems with a friend had this author rehashing the situation over and over. What happened when she got mentally still and listened for God’s direction? She heard this message: love!

A spiritual approach to sports?

When being athlete seems so material, how can you participate in sports and also be a practicing Christian Scientist? One former athlete and Christian Scientist shares his insights.

How to stop a suicide

A story about how one girl went from feeling suicidal to discovering that her life was essential, and her worth both God-given and God-protected.

A God-directed role

Who wouldn’t want the leading role in a play? Not this actor, who felt he wasn’t up to the part. But as he prayed, his feelings about the show changed from being all about fear to being all about love.

I didn’t have to wait for healing

A few summers ago, my dad and I were watching a movie. At one point, we paused the movie, and he left to get me some popcorn.