What does the Bible say about love?

What Does the Bible Say About Love?

Kim Thompson-Pinder For me, God’s love is so powerful and life-changing that it took a scared, emotionally insecure teenager and, over the years, transformed her into a woman who is not only secure within herself but can now show others God’s love as well. Love is the most dominant, driving,...

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The 7 marks of real love

The 7 Marks of Real Love

Darla Noble “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.” 1 John 4:7-8 This passage tells us that if we don’t love one...

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Is the purpose of life to be happy?

Is the Purpose of Life to Be Happy?

Kim Thompson-Pinder That is an interesting question, and the answer is both yes and no. Confused? I was too until I thought it through and prayed. That is one of the great things about God; we can ask Him the tough questions, and if we trust Him, He will answer...

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How to respond to tragedy

How to Respond to Tragedy

Shirley When tragedy strikes, it can leave us numb and heartbroken. How are we to respond to personal tragedy or to a tragedy that happens to others? Are there things we should avoid doing? How can we respond as people of faith when tragedy strikes? Here are some helpful ideas:...

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What to do when you feel down

What to Do When You Feel Down

Kim Thompson-Pinder Sarah sat staring at the TV, but not watching it. Her mind was going over the last few days and everything that had gone wrong. Do you remember that song, “Nobody likes me, everybody hates me, I think I’ll go eat worms”? Well, that is how she feels...

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Letting go of shame

Letting Go of Shame

Kim Thompson-Pinder For so many years I really thought that the guilt and shame I felt would never go away. For me, it was so obvious that it was there, that I would tell each new person I met about all these horrible things in my life because I felt...

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Dealing with life's disappointments

Dealing with Life’s Disappointments

Jennell Houts Disappointments are not uncommon in life; we’ve all experienced them in some form. From struggling relationships to job loss, from doing poorly on a test to infertility, disappointments happen in every area of life. So how do we deal with disappointments in life? What does God say about...

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Processing anger without sin

Processing Anger Without Sin

Bas Boshuizen Of all the emotions we know, anger may be the most difficult one to understand. Anger is a complex emotion that can come with a lot of problems. Who has never said something in a moment of anger that they wish they could take back? Or maybe you’ve...

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Three Reasons to Forgive People

Forgiveness. Most of us like to be on the receiving end of forgiveness, but when it comes time for us to forgive someone else, we often struggle with granting it. Maybe we feel like we are justified in holding on to unforgiveness toward someone because after all, they really hurt...

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