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Shaken or Stirred: 3 Things To Pray For While COVID-19 Hovers On Our Doorstep

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By whom was I created? What is the purpose of life? Is there an afterlife and if so, where will I spend it? Necessary, difficult, and time-sensitive questions like these are the kinds of questions that are so easily avoided in times of prosperity, peace, and safety. Often, only difficulty can bring them to our mind. God, in His sovereign will, often uses persecution and tribulation to expose and...

Lonely During Quarantine? Pick Up the Phone

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As an extrovert, I have been figuring out how I can still foster relationships and satisfy my urges to hang out with people while practicing social isolation. While many of us are stuck in our homes due to coronavirus, I have discovered that hearing someone’s voice is one of our most powerful tools to foster relationships, and I think we should call people more often, even when we are not in the...

100 Hard Things Quarantine Style (and other news)

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In Case You Missed It #1 Over the weekend, The Rebelution released two video readings from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe on our Do Hard Things Facebook page in celebration of Easter. #2 We published an article asking the question HOW SHOULD WE RESPOND TO DISAPPOINTMENT? by Michael Longerbeam #3 And, one of our writers, Elizabeth Davis has published an excellent piece on FIGHTING...

5 Ways to Serve God During Quarantine

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Right now, many people across the world are either quarantined or just simply avoiding going anywhere. We are hearing phrases like “social- distancing” or “self-quarantine,” which really mean that we are avoiding contact with anyone. Schools are online, businesses are either shutting down or running online, events are being cancelled, and everything seems to be quite a mess. Through all of this...

Fighting Depression and Anxiety in the Midst of COVID-19

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This time of isolation, quarantine, and illness has brought on or exasperated depression and anxiety for many of us. The rising death toll, the extended quarantine with no real end date, the cancellations, the daily rhythms disrupted, the relationships cut off with no warning. They seem to be piling one upon the other, in an ever-growing burden. If you don’t already have depression or anxiety...

How Should We Respond to Disappointment?

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As I am writing this, COVID-19 has made its mark on society. Closures, cancellations, and postponements are perhaps some of the most significant ways it has changed our society. Workplaces have closed, churches have paused their gatherings, and large events have been cancelled, all in an attempt to stop the spread of the virus. Many are at home, quarantining, with both their day-to-day and once...

NEWS UPDATE: Ingenious 21 Year Old, Prime Minister Intensive Care, an Unrelated Space News

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In Case You Missed It: TheReb’s Katherine Forster has put together a playlist to listen to during the quarantine. And Sara Willoughby has written a terrific article about maintaining purpose during COVID-19 quarantine. The Difference Between Isolation and Quarantine Isolation is separating those with confirmed infections from other people, so that they can get better without infecting...

Has Quarantine Stolen Your Purpose?

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I had big plans for my high school years. I was going to lead Bible studies and disciple younger girls and volunteer and get involved in local ministry. I was determined to use those years of flexibility and energy well for God’s glory. I was going to do hard things. Well, God had other plans. I spent the majority of my high school years bedridden and housebound. I got sick—really sick—and I...

A Playlist to Listen to During Quarantine

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We never wanted to live through a pandemic, but here we are. Maybe you’re annoyed or grieving because it feels like life has been cancelled. Maybe you’re genuinely afraid for yourself or others. Fear. Worry. Panic. Anger. It seems like that’s all we hear and everything that surrounds us. But right now, of all times, is when we need to be remembering truth and focusing on what is good. Maybe we...

4 Reasons We Should Obey the Government’s Stay-At Home Orders

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Its Friday April 3, day sixteen of official “stay-at-home” orders here in California. I went outside to check on the world, and amazingly it was still spinning! Got some updates for you. In case you missed it One of our senior editor, Sara Barratt, wrote an excellent article on HOW TO LIVE AS THE CHURCH (EVEN WHEN YOU CAN’T GO TO CHURCH). Amber Ginter published an article (just today) titled IT’S...

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