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How to Determine God’s Will

by Jennie Heideman

People say that children don’t have anything to worry about. But I remember worrying a lot as a child. I worried about what would happen if our house caught on fire and which toys I would save; I worried about Friday spelling tests, and the lies I told my parents.…

How to Write Gospel-Centered Affirmations

by Kyra Riley Daniels

A self-help guru writes a book of affirmations that focuses on inner strength to define one’s identity. A New Age spiritualist uses affirmations to manifest her dreams and obtain her desired lifestyle. A flashy televangelist speaks affirmations over his crowd of followers to evoke an earthly happiness rather than the eternal joy found in Christ.…

How to Practice Simplicity

by Jennie Heideman 

Our story begins in a garden. There, we had perfect communion with God, and we lived life so simply that we didn’t even need clothes. Though I don’t fully know what Eden was like, I feel like I can sometimes nearly hear the birds that might have been singing, feel the cool breeze that floated through as God walked with Adam and Eve, and see the beauty and abundance of the plants that bore fruit and nourished the first humans.  …

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