faith and hope

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When You’re Feeling Homesick on the Mission Field

When I lived in Africa — I taught missionaries’ kids at an American Christian school in Nairobi, Kenya — I was the loneliest, most homesick “missionary” I knew! I didn’t consider myself a missionary at the time, but I was definitely struggling with a bad case of homesickness.

10 Ways to Strengthen Your Relationship With the Holy Spirit

As a Christian, you believe a Holy Spirit-filled life gives you strength, power, joy, peace and freedom. But how do you strengthen your relationship with the Holy Spirit? After all, it’s not like you can invite Him out for coffee, over for dinner, or out for a walk.

3 Things to Remember When Your Family Discourages You

You finally figured out what you’re meant to do in life (or who you’re meant to marry, or what job you’re meant to have). Maybe you’ve even finally found God’s call on your life! How, then, do you deal with discouraging family members or friends?

How to Wait on God Without Losing Hope or Faith

What do you do when you’re waiting for God to move in your life? Maybe you’re waiting to hear about a test result (pregnancy, urine, stool or school), a job interview, a judgement in a court case, or even an acceptance to college or university.