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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2017-08_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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2017-04_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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2017-02_LT-BadCatholic

Please Stop Saying You’re a “Bad Catholic”

Christ didn’t come to tell us how bad we are, He came to tell us how good we are.

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2017-01_lt-littleflower

What it Means to be a Little Flower in God’s Garden

But she realized that it was her littleness and child-like faith that made her precious to God, and so it was precious to her, too.

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2016-11_lt-hopesinner

Hope for the Sinner

Just as sin can rewire our brain and change the way we tend to react, virtue can rewire us for greatness.

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2016-10_lt-naturaldisasters

Why Does God Allow Natural Disasters to Happen?

I continued to look back and forth between the TV, which was showing all of this destruction, and the window, through which I could see nothing but blue skies. It was an unsettling feeling and left me with a question you’ve probably asked a time or two: Why does God allow this to happen?

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2016-8_LT-Vulnerable

3 Benefits of Being Vulnerable

Still, it can be difficult to see why being vulnerable is a good idea. Sometimes, it seems downright foolish. But it isn’t for nothing; it’s for love.

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2016-5_LT-Obedience

Sometimes You’re Not the Smartest Person in the Room

If you had asked high school me to describe herself, I can guarantee you she would not have said disobedient.

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How Being Shy Led Me to God

One time someone asked me a direct question and I almost forgot to answer. Yeah, that actually happened. You see, I don’t really talk that much. It’s not that I don’t like people; I just don’t feel compelled. I’m what you might call quiet, shy, introverted, reserved…and I haven’t always […]

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