2017-09_LT-Expectations

Expectations vs. Reality: Letting God Into Imperfection

It is amazing to think of the many moments of my day I allow frustration over feeling like I’m not in control to get the better of me. I often allow my expectations for perfection to affect my attitude, and ultimately my gratitude.

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A Love That Can’t be Earned

I knew God loved me, but I didn’t feel it after I messed up. The conviction I felt convinced me that God did not love me as much as He did before, and that I could never earn that same love back.

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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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2017-07_LT-College

How to Have the Best First Week of College

Here’s some of the ways that I learned (mostly the hard way) on how you can make the most out of your first week of college.

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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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2017-07_LT-InnerCamel

Strength in the Desert: Embracing Insecurities

I don’t know about you, but I am exhausted clinging onto a twisted vision of what it means to be “perfect” and “good” in order to please other people and earn attention from Jesus.

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2017-05_LT-NotSlaveToEmotions

Taking Control: Why You’re Not a Slave to Your Emotions

God might speak to us in our emotions and further invite us into His will through them, but that’s not always the case.

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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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