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‘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.)

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.

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.

The ultimate relationship

What can you do when relationships never seem to work out the way you want them to? This author shares his prayers about that question and how a shift to a more God-centric perspective blessed all his relationships—romantic and otherwise.