being okay with not knowing

What will happen tomorrow. Whether your job is secure. What the economy will do. What your relationships will look like years from now.

We can’t predict the future. We don’t know a lot of what is ahead for us.

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Forever

Will this last forever? Some of the restrictions are starting to ease, but we’re not out of the woods yet with social distancing, plans cancelled, and lots of uncertainty. Does it feel like this is dragging on forever? In the moment, times of trial and pain feel like they will last forever. But they won’t….

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Giving

Today is Giving Tuesday Now. People are talking quite a bit about giving. We hope, if you’re able, that you can be generous and reach out to help others. This is also a time to remember the only way that true, generous giving can take place. Real generosity flows from a heart that’s full of…

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Pretending

Do you usually like yourself? If you’re like a lot of people, you sort of wish you could change who you are. That’s why we tend to pretend we’re somebody we’re not, because we tend to wish we’re somebody we’re not. What if that could change? What if we could replace what’s unlikable about us…

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To All Those Who Struggle

To all those who are struggling right now, to those who are brokenhearted, to those who feel trapped and stuck in darkness, and to all those who grieve or are in despair: There is good news for you. God knows what you’re going through. God knows your heart. He understands the pain, the grief, and…

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Genuine

It’s okay to be honest right now. Of course, not mean. But genuine is good. If God gives you a good day, be honest about it, enjoy it, and say thanks. If it’s really hard, be honest about that too, endure, and ask for help. God doesn’t mind. He likes it when we’re genuine. Say…

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Is God Happy with Me?

One common religious misconception about Christianity is that God works like karma. Do good things and God is happy with you. He’ll call you his child and let you live in heaven. Do bad things, though, and he’s going to get you. He’ll give you cancer, make your life miserable, and send you to hell….

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