GPS FOR THE SOUL
01/22/2013 12:03 am ET | Updated Jan 22, 2013

GPS Guide: Pastor Rachel Hackenberg's 7 Tips For Keeping Your Faith

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.

GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify solutions that work for you. We all have de-stressing "secret weapons" that we pull out in times of tension or anxiety, whether they be photos that relax us or make us smile, songs that bring us back to our heart, quotes or poems that create a feeling of harmony, or meditative exercises that help us find a sense of silence and calm. We encourage you to look at the GPS Guide below, visit our other GPS Guides here, and share with us your own personal tips for finding peace, balance and tranquility.

The events of our lives and of the world can present a challenge to faith -- our faith in humanity, our faith in God(s) -- as our spirits feel worn down and our sense of community is discouraged. Pastor and author Rachel G. Hackenberg offers these seven tips for keeping your faith:

Pastor Rachel Hackenberg's GPS Guide

Rachel G. Hackenberg is a United Church of Christ pastor, soccer mom of two, and the author of "Writing to God" and "Writing to God: Kids' Edition". She blogs at Faith and Water.

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