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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.

When life seems hard

What can we do when life seems hard? This author found that gratitude opened her eyes to a very different perspective.

‘No one understands me’

When a friend felt misunderstood, this author remembered her own experience praying about a similar issue. God’s assurance had been clear and comforting: She knows our heart.

Just ask

Some of us have a lot going for us; some of us don’t. At least, that was what this author thought. Could prayer help her see herself in a new light?

No time to pray?

Bogged down by everything going on in your life, or in the world, and feeling like you have no time to pray about it? Try a new approach: Instead of waiting to pray later, use each moment to exchange suggestions of fear or worry for what God is telling you instead.

When life isn’t easy

When a problem comes along, do you ask what you’re doing wrong or wonder why something bad is happening? This author did until she got a completely new perspective on how to deal with challenges.

Join the prayer challenge

When you pray, is it about something specific? Do you spend most of your time asking God for things? This author offers a challenge: Pray without an agenda. Each day. Why? Read on.

Feeling annoyed?

Is annoyance something we just have to live with? One writer says, “no,” and shares the spiritual ideas that helped free her from it.

Texting with God

Who do you turn to when you have a problem? Your friends? Your parents? How about God? Read about how one author’s life changed in a major way when she started turning to God first.

The greatest gift

When it seems like there’s so much going wrong in the world, is there anything we can do to help? There is. And it begins with letting the light of Christ shine in our own “dark places.”