2017-07_LT-HeartOfGodBehindBars

The Heart of God Behind Bars

I thought of the women, and as I did, words started to rise to my mind: Prisoner. Inmate. Convict. Suddenly, my problem became so clear. I was letting their status define them.

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2017-09_LT-HeartOfGod

Be Who You Are: Sharing God’s Heart

Truthfully, every person created possesses a unique part of God’s heart that He wants the world to see, so trying to be like someone else is denying the world part of God’s heart.

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2017-06_LifeTeen-ChristianityCool

When Being Christian Stops Being Cool

I soon learned that people that weren’t at youth group weren’t coming because they didn’t want to be there — they weren’t there because they didn’t think youth group was “cool.”

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2017-05_LT-ThingsYouNeedToKnow

7 Truths You Need to Know Right Now

You are desired, you are chosen, you are loved by God.

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2017-06_LT-Calcutta

Find Your Calcutta

If you can build a house in Mexico, you surely can clean your house and help your parents. Yeah, I know. The truth can be sassy sometimes.

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2017-08_LT-PostSteubenville

Steubenvilles, Social Media, and Blessings: Summer Reflections from a Life Teen Apprentice

I’d like to believe that even when my praises for God feel dried up or His blessings for me feel finished, that I’ll remember the truth about who He is. I’d like to tell myself I’ll always see God’s goodness in even the most difficult of situations. But I’m human and stumble more than I’d like, failing to recognize such things.

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2017-07_LT-OfferItUp

Offer it up: Letting God Redeem Your Pain

As Catholics, we believe that Christ invites us to unite our suffering with His Passion and that, when we do this, our suffering takes on redemptive power.

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2017-06_LT-WorldlyFriends

Witnessing to a World that is Waiting

I believe that the best feeling in the world is getting some good news to distract you from studying. One time in college, while studying with some friends, we’d reached a point where we were spending more time on our phones than our upcoming test and I got a text […]

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2017-04_LT-ToleranceLove

When Tolerance isn’t Enough

Love, unlike tolerance, is uncomfortable. It can’t be content with just anything. It intends to wreck a life that has become content with self-destruction.

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2017-04_LT-Maybe

Why “Maybe” Could be Hurting Your Relationship with God

You weren’t made for “maybe.” God wants all of you – Jesus asks us to jump in with both feet.

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