Bible Verses to Support Your Loved One in Need
April 19th, 2016

Bible Verses to Support Your Loved One in Need

Nena Podbury

Growing up in a Latino family, my siblings and I learned from a very early age that family is everything. We lived together, protected each other and stood together, no matter what. But this belief tested my family a few years ago when my younger sister made some ...

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5 Psalms for When Someone You Love Has Cancer
May 29th, 2015

5 Psalms for When Someone You Love Has Cancer

Nicholas Hemming

As you sit patiently inside the doctor’s office, with your loved one by your side, the doctor enters the room, head pointed toward the ground. He offers a half smile and begins to share the very news you feared. Instantly, your mind jumps forward. Surely this cant be true. ...

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3 Prayers For A Loved One Battling Addiction
May 14th, 2015

3 Prayers For A Loved One Battling Addiction

Nena Podbury

My brother is an alcoholic. For years, this reality has shattered my world. The brother who walked to school with me, played Battleship with me and pretended to be famous singers with me has become someone I often fear. When he turns to alcohol, I worry about riding in ...

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Prayers for Loving Hard-to-Love Friends
April 16th, 2015

Prayers for Loving Hard-to-Love Friends

Nicholas Hemming

Sometimes, my friends help me experience joy and fulfillment; other times, they lead me to experience the opposite of joy and fulfillment. When connecting with friends who bring frustration and despair into our relationship, my patience often wears thin, my ability to listen diminishes and my sense ...

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How Do I Encourage A Loved One Who Feels Trapped By Depression?
March 24th, 2015

How Do I Encourage A Loved One Who Feels Trapped By Depression?

Nicholas Hemming

For those caught in the darkness of depression, feelings of hopelessness and despair often overtake feelings of joy and fulfillment. Positive thoughts often yield to negative opinions. And the joy of company—of spending meaningful time with friends and family—often washes away, leaving the victim feeling alone and discouraged. ...

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6 Prayers to Support Your Wife
March 6th, 2015

6 Prayers to Support Your Wife

Nicholas Hemming

Weddings evoke emotion. While watching friends, family members and acquaintances “tie the knot, ” I often find myself captivated by the joy, passion and childish excitement they share with their spouse. Less than a year ago, I had the opportunity to share these same emotions with my bride--crying as ...

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