Finding a New Way To Live When Life Brings You Down - Guest Post by Jolene Underwood

There are a few people in this world who “get” you —whose heart instinctively beats like yours for healing —emotional and spiritual. Jolene Underwood is one of those people. She understands the healing journey. She has walked it herself and she has devoted herself to helping other people find the healing for which they long.

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5 Clues You May Be Depressed And Not Know It – (Understanding and Coping with High-Functioning Depression)

High-functioning depression isn’t merely a bad attitude, and no, you can’t just snap out of it. People with HFD tend to be individuals with a lot of determination who tend to endure significant negative symptoms without asking for help. Here are five clues you may be depressed and not know it.

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4 Truths People With Mental Illness Need The Church To Know

Mental health problems are more common than we think —even in the church.  For all of the things churches do well in loving and serving people, there are a few things we need to understand better. Here are four truths people with mental illness need the church to know.

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Two Lessons About The Wisdom and Wonder of Parenting - guest post by Chip Mattis

All parents feel it —the tug between being the drill sergeant and the cheerleader, the authority or the buddy. Parenting is so hard, perhaps because in the middle of it all we question ourselves in every moment, every decision, every motive. Author, speaker Chip Mattis is an artful storyteller as well as a master of detailing the joyful, the pitiful, and the painful moments in parenting in order to help us grab hold of the beauty that we are gifted in each moment along the road toward raising our little ones.

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Three Ways To Surrender Judgment and Welcome a Heart of Compassion

Do you find yourself judging others? Sometimes I do, and I don’t like it. It’s not God’s best for me. I can never experience the abundant life God desires as long as I allow judgment to fester inside and spread like a cancer through my heart. Little by little I am learning to surrender judgment and replace it with compassion and blessing. Here’s how…

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Lisa’s Guide To Emotional Spring-Cleaning (8 tips to de-clutter your heart)

We all need moments, seasons, where we can open our soul-windows, pull back the curtains, and clear out what has grown cluttered, dim, and down-right dirty.  Here is my guide to emotional spring-cleaning that will lighten your load, fill your tank, and maximize your wellbeing.

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