Personal Growth and Development

Insights and tips to help with the growth and development of Godly character.

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How to Deal with Loneliness to Find Peace and Belonging with God

Loneliness is feeling empty, alone, and just sad. Not physically alone which at times is healthy, vital, and invigorating but a deep sense of feeling unwanted and/or invisible. Learning how to deal with loneliness reminds me of riding a Ferris Wheel. One moment you are enjoying the view and suddenly the ride stops and you …

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5 Tips for Managing Emotions and Growing Spiritually

Managing emotions can be tricky, exhausting, and a huge distraction. At times managing emotions seems similar to managing a pesky fly swarming around your head. You grow weary of managing emotions and getting them under control, so your feelings begin to accumulate like a layer of dust on your spirit. And then one day you …

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5 Powerful Steps for Healing Emotional Triggers

When I realized my response to emotional triggers negatively affected my relationships, I felt grief and a desire for change. As I allowed God to guide me in my emotional triggers, I experienced freedom and the courage to speak out. If emotional triggers impact your life, I hope you find encouragement and hope in my …

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How to Plan a Retreat that is Spiritual, Meaningful and Fun

Learning how to plan a retreat can be intimidating. That is exactly what we were feeling when our Book Club decided to plan a retreat in order to grow closer to God and to each other. But as we discussed the idea our excitement grew and the possibility that we could learn how to plan …

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Dealing with Uncertainty: 8 Inspiring Ways

We live in uncertain times. Everywhere we look we see evidence of unrest around us. The truth is nothing remains the same. Change is inevitable, and along with change comes uncertainty about the future. Dealing with uncertainty is a challenge for anyone trying to adapt to unforeseen changes in their life. We have only to …

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3 Spiritual Goals to Grow Your Faith

Do we really need spiritual goals? Do spiritual goals help us grow closer to God? Do spiritual goals help us grow in our relationships with others? My answer to all three of these questions is yes! When we consider investing time to set spiritual goals, it is important to ask ourselves probing questions. All goals …

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Overcoming Rejection Through Faith

We all want to be loved, valued, and accepted. Rejection can quickly smear one or all three of these desires. Rejection is real but its message is a lie which is why overcoming rejection is so important. You can cover up rejection and act like it doesn’t affect you, but rejection leaves scars and can …

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Finding God in Grief: How to Draw Closer to God While Walking Through Loss

Grief is the expression of deep sadness and sorrow. It erupts from the loss of something you value and love. Finding God in grief allows you to freely grieve while holding onto hope and a promise that is bigger than any loss you are experiencing. When you experience grief, God’s presence comforts you regardless of …

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3 Steps and Biblical Principles to Finding Financial Freedom

Finding financial freedom started a little rough for me. “I want it.”   “I deserve it.”   “I’m not going to wait – I want it now.”   Probably those statements sound like something you have heard a kid say when begging for a toy or video game.  Unfortunately, it was neither – this was me at 25 …

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6 Powerful Truths on How to Be a Leader Not a Follower

How to be a leader, not a follower comes naturally to some people, but to the majority of us, it seems easier to follow the crowd. But research has shown that everyone can learn how to be a leader, not a follower, and use their influence, abilities, skills, and voice to impact the world in …

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