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Feeling Alone?

September 21, 2015

Have you ever had to answer the icebreaker question that’s something like, “If you were on an island by yourself, what are the three things you’d want with you?”

Everyone in the group would voice their answers, trying to think of the most necessary items that would make their stay more enjoyable. But whatever those items may have been, the idea of being on an island alone sounds downright terrifying and horrible. Most people would not want to live in such conditions.

Ironically though, we put ourselves on a dreadful, lonely island quite often. But I’m talking about our mindsets. We enter dangerous territory when we begin to think things like “I’m the only one that feels this way.” We start focusing so much on our own circumstances and feelings, that we trap ourselves on these islands. How do we escape these thoughts?

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Why I Lost My Passion to Blog & Why it’s Back

July 14, 2015

“…he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” — 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

It’s no secret I have been slacking on my blog.

I started out with great passion and ambition of encouraging girls in their walk with the Lord, and providing (hopefully) relatable advice from my previous experiences to bring application from His Word in their own lives. I felt like God had placed so many things on my heart to share, and that He would bring those who needed to read them most to my blog.

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What Are You Thankful For?

November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope this post finds you well.

There are so many things for us to be thankful for. Sometimes it’s the things we don’t think twice about, and some are more obvious.

What are you thankful for?

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Should I Join a Church?

November 19, 2014

Why should we join the church? Do we really need to, or can we just attend services and sporadically attend events churches put on?

The term “church membership” might sound antiquated to us, like we’re joining an old man’s chess club or something. I get that it may not sound like the “coolest” thing to do — especially when you’re in high school, college or your 20s.

Maybe that’s what people did ‘back in the day,’ but now we just go to where we want to go based on how good the music is, how the message made us feel, how nice the building and amenities were, or if something free was being offered.

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How Do I Know He’s a REAL Christian?

October 20, 2014

When I started thinking about dating in high school and college, I knew I wanted to date a “good, Christian guy.” I think that’s what many of us want.

But the term “Christian” is so overused and the meaning has been muddied. How can you really tell if people are who they really say they are?

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Had a Bad Day?

October 8, 2014

Has there ever been a stretch of time where you just feel worn down and emotionally beaten up by life situations?

Maybe things are just all going wrong, or you feel so insecure about yourself. Maybe you’re constantly comparing yourself to others, or feeling like “you’re the only one that feels/is this way.” Maybe you’re suddenly getting in arguments with people you love over really dumb things that don’t matter, or find yourself having a terrible attitude when there’s no real reason for it.

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“Getting Saved” is not a DIY Project

September 29, 2014

I always wonder how people view these Scripture verses I post. I want it to be encouraging, but I also want to make sure that it is understood the way it was intended to be understood when it was written.

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10 Tips for the Introverted Hostess

September 17, 2014

I am pretty sure I’m an introvert to the core. I match almost all of the descriptions I just read on HuffPost – give or take a few.

But for some reason God has given me this huge passion to host.

Weird, right?

Despite my dislike for small talk, big crowds and party atmospheres, I am suddenly finding excitement in having people over, taking new people in, organizing events, planning out the food – and even answering the door and phone calls like it’s second nature. Ha, I surprise myself.

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A Gentle Reminder

September 16, 2014

Just a gentle reminder that we pray to a God who is real. He hears us.

Anything beautiful in this world is nothing in comparison to Who He is and where He is in heaven. His spirit dwells within us, and He walks with us daily. Continue Reading…