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how my weakness taught me about God’s strength

When you hear the word weakness and try to put it in the context of the Bible, what's the first thing you think of? For me, it is the following two verses: Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast… Continue reading how my weakness taught me about God’s strength

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and if not, He is still good.

Oh how Satan fights against us. Recently Joe and I have been wrestling with all sorts of things, ranging from unfair practices to personal life roadblocks and questions no human being could ever fully answer. There have been tears. Oh so many tears. And the pain has been almost unbearable. But through it all, our… Continue reading and if not, He is still good.

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3 helpful verses when you’re struggling with trust

It's hard to admit, but I have major trust issues. When I was a little girl, I was too gullible. At home, my parents would warn me day after day not to trust people. They lie, cheat and steal, they would say. Even people in the Bible who were really good and chosen by God… Continue reading 3 helpful verses when you’re struggling with trust

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how to deal with the lies of comparison

I think we can all agree there are many reasons to both love and hate social media! Recently I was scrolling through Facebook and I noticed a friends had posted something vulnerable, sharing her heart with her network. She received incredible feedback and loads of support. Normally I would be supportive and loving, but before… Continue reading how to deal with the lies of comparison

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what to do when you feel like you’re wandering from God

When was the last time you felt yourself wandering from God? I know for me it was yesterday, today, and every other day of the week. My favorite songs to sing in church are hymns because of the beautiful and raw melodies they contain. The writers pour their hearts out in the midst of illness,… Continue reading what to do when you feel like you’re wandering from God

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why investing in your emotions is always worth it

Have you ever felt guilty about how you're feeling? About how you're reacting to a situation you were forced into? About how much you struggle to contain what's bubbling up inside your heart, when the world tells you to just swallow it and move on? Recently I've been realizing that above all the other forms… Continue reading why investing in your emotions is always worth it

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how to finally stop feeling like you need to prove yourself

Sometimes all I want to do is cuddle in bed and read a good book. Who's with me? Lately I have been in this strange mood that has left me uneasy and constantly wanting more. Have any of you ever encountered this before? I think the reason why I've been feeling so anxious is because… Continue reading how to finally stop feeling like you need to prove yourself

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how to be thankful for closed doors in life

Lately I have been feeling a lot like Sarah in the Bible: impatient and desperate for God's promises. These past three months in Columbus have been some of the most joy-and-blessing-filled moments of my entire life; nonetheless they have also been overflowing with fits of confusion, heartache, and temptation to take things into my own… Continue reading how to be thankful for closed doors in life