Live in the Pain: How to Find Peace Amid Suffering

Until knee surgery, I knew very little about significant pain. And even now, as I recover, I realize that I’ve got things easy in comparison to many others.

But the message of the cross is the same, regardless. From stubbed toes to terminal cancer, there is a beautiful paradox: suffering and hope.

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God Bless Emotions

You see, in order to mourn — to truly feel the depth of mourning, sadness, depression, guilt, anger, shame, anxiety, loneliness, dread, remorse, fear — we can’t numb ourselves.

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The Day I Cried at the Farmer’s Market

At the end of the day, it’s not up to me to make the right “political” choice in that moment when I’m faced with a brother or sister who is hurting… it’s up to me to help protect life… and to love.

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51 Creative Ways to Show Mercy This Year

I came up with 51 ideas based off of corporal works of mercy that you can do throughout the year. Some are easy everyday things, others are something you can do with a group of friends, youth group, or even as a service project in college.

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Don’t Judge Me!

As I type this blog, I’m already upset by how you’re judging everything I’m saying. I can feel it. My every word is being criticized. I’m tempted to say things like, “Only God can judge me.” It doesn’t feel good. How’d I know you were judging me, you ask? Well, […]

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Modern Day Sainthood

God doesn’t want you to ditch your love for rapping, or skateboarding, or dancing, or whatever it is that brings you joy.

He wants to use it.

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Post-Camp Blues: Music and a Message from Matt Maher

God wants to have a face-to-face encounter with you but He wants to have it in the everyday. Don’t let God only be God for 2 hours on a Saturday night of a conference. Don’t hide your heart from God. He just wants you to be honest with Him. If you […]

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When Auld Resolutions Be Forgot

So… how’s that New Year’s Resolution holding up? I think the New Year is pretty overrated, as far as holidays go. What are we celebrating again? Oh, the passing of time? That thing that is constantly happening, but we only pay attention to once a year? Neat. But I do […]

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Where God Wants You

“So I had been driving for hours, I was tired and hungry, and well, I must have been day dreaming because I missed my exit. I then proceeded to beat myself up for a while afterwards. What were you thinking? What’s wrong with you? Aren’t you tired enough! I thought […]

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Remembering God: 5 Tips to Keep Your Faith Alive

Whenever you begin to feel the temptation to sin and you don’t have those accountable people around, have an alternative activity that is your “go to.” You’ll have to do it right away. When you’re tempted to look at someone and judge them, think to yourself, “They are a child of God.” It’s important to train or condition yourself to avoid sin, so you might have to start by making a conscious effort to think that about every single person you see. Maybe you are a musician, and you grab your guitar or your drumsticks.

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