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Taking off our masks

  As Christians we always face the temptation to pretend. To pretend we are doing just fine when we are suffering and hurting deep inside. To pretend we have it all figured out in life. To pretend we have no insecurities and no need for support from the outside. Before we go to church, Bible…

uncertainty, trusting God, running to God

Standing at a crossroad

Many times in my live I have found myself standing at a crossroad with multiple roads in front of me leading in different directions. Each one offering an option for me to take and door I can step through leading to an end I cannot yet see. And in those moments of uncertainty when I…

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When you have a bad day

We live in a world that’s all about image and putting your best foot forward. And with social media and people posting one picture or status after another of how wonderful their life is it makes it easy for insecurity to creep in, especially when you’re struggling and life is far from perfect. But what…

giants, trust God, giants in your life

A lesson from Caleb

They were all sent on the same mission. They all saw the exact same thing. They all came back with one report. All but one. And it was this one that made all the difference when it came to conquering a land that seemed unconquerable. As I was reading about Caleb yesterday this phrase stood…

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“My scars don’t define me”

You know who I am talking about. You feel broken and worthless. You weren’t always like this. You didn’t always have cuts on your body. You didn’t always skip meals or purge them up. You didn’t always avoid mirrors and scales like they were plagues. But someone hurt you. I know they did because I’ve…

DON'T WASTE YOUR LIFE

Practicing what you preach

I’ve always had good intentions in life. Intentions to make God #1 in my life – the center of my very existence. I plan on waking up earlier the next day to spend some one on one time with Him… but then I keep hitting snooze on my alarm clock. I have intentions to encourage…

LEARNING TO CONTROL YOUR FEELINGS

When you want to give up on life

I’m a girl. Which means that one second I can be laughing until I’m crying and the next second I will be crying… literally. One minute I’m high up in the clouds excited about everything in the world. The next minute I’m down in the dumps throwing myself a pity party and thinking it’s the…

COMPARING YOURSELF TO OTHERS, comparison game

“I want what she has”

It starts when we are just small children. We are happy with our own toys until we see someone else has something better. We try to steal theirs and when our parents take it away we yell “no fair!”. And although we mature and grow up and learn to be thankful for what we have…

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Dear single girl

Image via. I know today is your favorite day of the year. There’s nothing you look forward to more than seeing everyone confess their love to each other all over social media. That you just love walking into stores and seeing roses, chocolates and heart shaped balloons taking over the aisles. That you just love…

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“I can’t do this on my own”

For some odd reason when people become Christian they think they are signing up for some kind of special club. One where God is the owner and He provides each person with benefits of a life filled with abundant riches and joy. What they don’t realize is that they are actually signing up for war.…

HUMAN TRAFFICKING, SEX TRADE

He came to set the captives free

We sing about America, the land of the free. We proclaim that all people have equality. But the truth is slavery wasn’t abolished fifty years ago when the Civil Acts Right was created. It exists every single night on the corners of our dark city streets. It exists for every girl who has been taken…

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The training ground of adversity

Before there was a Promised Land for the Israelites filled with milk and honey there was a dry and hot desert filled with questions, complaints, and many miles to walk. Before there was a spot right next to the Pharaoh in the palace to help rule the land for Joseph, there was a spot right…

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“God can’t possibly use me”

Growing up there was only one thing I wished more than anything in the world: to be anybody but me. I wished I was that girl in middle school who wore the cute clothes, always had the perfect hairstyle, and never had a frown on her face. I had to wear hand me down’s most…

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“I Will Trust God Anyway”

Sometimes life is just not fair. Bad things happen to good people. Unexpected tragedies take place. Dreams are destroyed. Loved one’s walk away. Or that one thing you’ve been waiting for never comes. And we find ourselves standing at a crossroad with two roads in front of us that we can choose to travel. One…

WORDS TO LIVE BY, CHRISTIAN QUOTES,

Something to think about…

“Your most powerful testimony is how you treat others after the church service is over” “When we complain about our current situation, we remain in it; when we praise God in the midst of difficulty, He raises us out of it.”-Joyce Meyer “God isn’t interested in a Sunday morning relationship. He wants a daily walk…

Pray for Ukraine

[Prayer Request]

I’m heartbroken at the violence going on in my home country right now as they are on the brink of a possible revolution. I can’t imagine what it must be like to have the place you called home where you feel safe and protected in turn into a war zone.  If you can, please join…

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The battlefield of the mind

Sometimes it doesn’t take a storm to destroy us, a friend to betray us, or a sin to make us fall… all it takes is just one little thought. Physical battles take place on a battlefield with armies, with weapons, and with fire. But spiritual battles often take place in the battlefield of our mind…

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“Someday” might be too late

Many of us have dreams we want to pursue, goals we want to accomplish, achievements we want to attain. But the problem with our dreams and our goals is that they are just like the New Year’s Resolutions that we make every year. They never move from our mind and the piece of paper we…

POWER OF PRAYER

One prayer can change everything

It was because Elijah prayed that it didn’t rain for three years. It was because Joshua prayed that the sun stood still during battle. It was because Daniel prayed that the mouths of lions were closed. It was because Hannah prayed that her baby boy was finally in her arms. It was because Esther prayed…

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The secret to true happiness

I have a confession to make. I think Apostle Paul was kind of crazy. Before you think I’M crazy too let me explain. Paul was beaten multiple times by rods. He was pelted nearly to death with rocks. He was shipwrecked three times. Wherever he went he was always in danger. He was in danger…

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A broken girl’s cry

She was broken and bruised running away from the place that she had once called home. She didn’t think twice about what she was doing. All she wanted to do was escape. So she packed her bag and ran as far away as she could so she wouldn’t have to face abuse anymore. Even though…

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Press Pause: Take a break from life

I have always wanted to be superwoman. The girl who’s always on top of it. Ready to save the world. Do anything and everything anyone ever asks of her. Carry the hurt, the pain, the burdens of everyone around her. Fix everyone’s problems. Face each day with a big smile on her face, a “go-getter”…

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God Will Make A Way

They had their hopes set for the Promised Land. Waking up every morning to take one step after another to reach that place they had only dreamt about. The place of freedom and a fresh new beginning. The place where they would raise their children in safety and in love. And yet there they were,…

WHERE'S MY HAPPY ENDING

I may never wear a wedding dress

Last year as I was sitting around a table drinking tea and sharing what was going on in my life with my mentor she told me something that I will never forget. Something so unbelievably awful I couldn’t believe she had the nerve to utter it out loud. She said six simple, yet profound words.…