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Tomorrow will take care of itself

Tomorrow will take care of itself

There’s been this thing I can’t let go. I want to get rid of it. I want to stop thinking about it. I want to just be. But it won’t go away. I pray for the Lord to remove these thoughts and feelings from my mind if it is not from Him and is not a part of His will, but...

BOOK REVIEW: Pray Big Things

BOOK REVIEW: Pray Big Things

Pray Big Things: The Surprising Life God Has For You When You’re Bold Enough To Ask By Julia Jeffress Sadler There is so much pain, tragedy, and confusion in our world. Life would seem to be hopeless and without purpose if there was no Creator behind the world we call...

Into the Wild

Into the Wild

The great unknown is a scary place. It’s overwhelming, intimidating and uncomfortable. The possibilities of “if,” “when,” “why,” and “how” linger throughout. It’s often thick with a blanket of uncertainty; a fog that covers the space and hinders any opportunity to see...

BOOK REVIEW: Nice

BOOK REVIEW: Nice

Nice: Why we love to be liked and how God calls us to more By Sharon Hodde Miller   I don’t think I’ve ever been described as a nice person. I don’t say that to seek pity or to self-induce harshness upon myself, but truthfully, I am many things but nice isn’t one...

S.O.S.

S.O.S.

The words were written fifteen years ago but they are haunting me today. I didn’t uncover them until last month when my parents asked me to sort through five boxes of my old stuff. It was a strange feeling to process as I stared at the boxes containing the...

BOOK REVIEW: A Change of Affection

BOOK REVIEW: A Change of Affection

A Change of Affection: A Gay Man’s Incredible Story of Redemption By Becket Cook   I don’t talk about it often on here, but it is a big part of my personal life and therefore, occupies a big piece of my heart. My brother is gay and lives an open homosexual...

Saying YES

Saying YES

It’s an unsettling feeling, when you feel God calling you out of your comfort zone so He can wrap you in the comfort of His love and protection. In the pit of your stomach you know what you’re feeling is from God, it has to be, especially when what you’re experiencing...

BOOK REVIEW: Finding Beautiful

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

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

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

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

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...

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