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BOOK REVIEW: Finding Beautiful

Finding Beautiful – Discovering Authentic Beauty Around the World By Rebecca Friedlander   The quest for beauty and the fountain of youth is an age-old expedition that often yields temporary results. The definition of what is beautiful is repeatedly defined by...

Stepping Out

It came on full force. Unexpected, yet anticipated. Like a tidal wave developing from afar, you think you have time to prepare for what is about to come, but choose to stay put instead. Lying on the comfort of your own beach blanket, you don’t have a care in the world...

BOOK REVIEW: Faith is for Weak People

Faith is for Weak People: Responding to the Top 20 Objections to the Gospel By Ray Comfort   It appears this world is falling further and further away from how God created it to be. Hate is spewed freely. Love is cheap. How we feel is more important than what is...

Threat

You are your own worst enemy. Yeah, you. The person staring back at you in the mirror. The one who listens to the voices in her head rather than tuning into the whispers in her heart. You, in all of your God-designed beauty and God-ordained worth, are your worst enemy...

BOOK REVIEW: Sex, Purity, & the Longings of a Girl’s Heart

Sex, Purity, and the Longings of a Girl’s Heart: Discover the beauty and freedom of God-defined sexuality By Kristen Clark and Bethany Beal   Sex – it’s everywhere and if you look closely, it’s a part of every thing. Each human being walking this planet was...

The Space Between

The itch was becoming too strong to scratch. Almost as if I had been bitten by various mosquitoes over the years, but instead of the bite marks going away they chose to stay and linger. Some didn’t cause much fuss but others have latched on and are vying for...

BOOK REVIEW: The Paradox of Perfection

The Paradox of Perfection: How embracing our imperfection perfects us By Jeffrey S. Reber and Steven P. Moody It’s no secret that I am a Type-A perfectionist. As much as I’d love to hide it, perfectionism has always been a part of my life and admittedly, a part of who...

Body Language

Body shaming. Yeah, it’s a thing. Whether we do it to ourselves or to others, mentally or verbally, I believe it is something each broken individual is guilty of. The world has tainted our vision in more ways than one while filtering the standards of what a body...

BOOK REVIEW: Exhale

Exhale: Lose who you’re not. Love who you are. Live your one life well. By Amy Carroll and Cheri Gregory   “You seem like you’re in a bad mood today,” my ever-courageous husband said to me. Words you should never utter aloud, lest you are looking to stir up...

More than the world

Contentment. I’ve always had a hard time with that word. Gratitude and gratefulness, no. But contentment…I don’t know why but that word seems to invade my comfort zone. Perhaps it’s because I am a go-getter. I’m a natural born leader and a Type-A perfectionist who...

BOOK REVIEW: So The Next Generation Will Know

So The Next Generation Will Know: Preparing Young Christians for a Challenging World By Sean McDowell and J. Warner Wallace   It’s embarrassing to admit this – I have been a parent for just over nine years now but I didn’t start reading parenting books until two...

A time like this

“Wow, you really come alive talking about this!” my new friend exclaimed. It was the type of response I hadn’t heard before and one that affirmed the spark within me. A spark that has been in my heart for as long as I can remember. I’m not sure of the exact moment...

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