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Do you care what others think?

Do you care too much about what others might be thinking about you? One writer says, “been there,” and goes on to show how getting a God-based understanding of her identity has helped her feel secure and happy.

Fearless in the face of danger

In the middle of a frightening situation, one teen found that instead of fear and panic, he could feel the peace of God’s presence—and that turned everything around.

Beyond skin color

When he moved from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Norway when he was 13, this author confronted prejudice—and learned significant spiritual lessons about how to heal it.

‘My skin was smooth and clear’

In response to a question about acne, one writer shares how she was able to stop focusing on an ugly blemish and instead turn her thoughts toward God, and the beautiful spiritual qualities she embodies as the expression of God.

Stop bullying—with love

In response to a question about bullying, this author shares how he successfully faced down several bullies during his freshman year of high school: with prayer.

Safe from the storm

Hurricanes, tornadoes, hail storms. Can we really stop bad weather with prayer? One pray-er responds.

Stick with the facts

While there’s no formula for prayer, and our inspiration will often take us in new directions as we pray, this author shares one thing that’s consistently helped her pray more effectively.

You can pray about loneliness

 Feeling lonely? You’re not alone. Though we’re more connected than ever (thanks, social media), many of us still feel isolated.

Empowered to help

Can you help bring healing to a situation, even if someone hasn’t specifically asked you to pray for them? Yes. Here’s how: Start by keeping your own thoughts close to God.

The real you—infinitely “cool”

Do you want to be cool? Popular? Who wouldn’t, right? This author considers what real acceptance looks like and where it starts. (Hint: It’s all about seeing ourselves more the way God does.)