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How Can I Stop Comparing Myself to Others?

Take your stand against the devil and don’t allow him to tempt you into playing the comparison game any longer. It is built upon lies and insecurities—both of which God doesn’t want you to have anything to do with.

15 Journal Prompts to Build a Life of Thankfulness

The following prompts are designed to help you focus on the Lord instead of yourself, to focus on the blessings you have been given rather than the bad things that have happened to you. May the following prompts be a healthy starting place that will lead you to a lifelong habit of expressing thanks.

7 Helpful Ways to Make and Keep Friends

At the age of twenty-one, I moved far from home with my husband, who served in the Air Force. It was the first of many transitions in my adult life. Bereft of friends and extended family, I floundered in loneliness until I learned how to make and keep friends. In our current culture, where we can work, shop, go to church, and socialize in isolation online, many people find themselves caught in a lonely wilderness between a plethora of virtual “friends” and a dearth of real relationships. Even worse, many contemplate using new AI technology to create an artificial connection tailored to their exact specifications.All these efforts at friendship fall short of God’s plan for the people He created. God designed us to live in relationship with others."Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble." (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 NLT)Human relationships are messy and sometimes unpredictable. Many feel ill-equipped—or maybe even a bit afraid—to jump in. Sometimes, we sit back and wait for someone to drop into our lives. But we don’t need to endure the loneliness of pseudo relationships.Why not consider implementing these seven ways to make and keep friends to enrich your life?Photo credit: ©Getty Images/Zorica Nastasic

Can We Get to Heaven with Tattoos?

With every fad or popular mainstream idea, especially the secular ones that seep into the church, it always leads to debate. There have been debates over music styles, worship, clothes, among others. On the debate stage today, we bring tattoos.

10 Christmas Gift Ideas for the Singles in Your Life

As holiday shopping begins, many may be confused about what to purchase for others, particularly the single people in your life. With so many options and loved ones to buy for, this can be a daunting task. However, it doesn't have to be. If you're confused about what to buy your single loved one for Christmas, take a look at the list below to get your thoughts started.

10 Reasons to Be Thankful You're Single

Being single is one of the most amazing seasons of a person's life to experience. It's also the journey in life people have in common before they begin their season of relationships. This time period in one's life can be exciting and fulfilling depending on how one views and values singleness. As the holiday season approaches, many singles may feel they are missing out on a valuable piece of life due to their relationship status. However, in every season of life, there is always something to be thankful for. If you're single and may fall into a slump around the holidays or any other day because of your relationship status, take a look at the following list of reasons to be thankful you're single.
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How to Host a Friendsgiving

... no matter how you decide to celebrate with your friends, it’s all about taking this time to truly give thanks and appreciate the sweet blessings these dear friends bring to your life.

4 Steps to Take Today to Guard Your Heart

Believe it or not, the devil is not your greatest problem in life. Although he can tempt and launch deceptions at you, the fact is, he cannot make you do anything. Yet we so often blame the devil for our missteps and misfortunes, when all other excuses have escaped us and we have no one else point the proverbial finger at. Like Eve responded in the garden when God asked, how could you have done such a thing?...We respond… the devil made me do it!What stands in the way of where we are now, and all of what God has for us in life – the dreams He has placed in our hearts, and the goals we seek to achieve – if not the enemy? The truth is, our real problem is much more powerful than the devil – it’s the person in the mirror! (Romans 7:15-25).We are our own worst enemy.Photo credit: ©Getty Images/Anetlanda


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