6 Regrets From a Former Life Teen Teenager

Every video, I watched it. Every t-shirt, I had it.  Every worship night, I praised it. Every event, Six Flag’s Inspiration, retreats, summer camps, leadership conferences, I was there. You get the idea.

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The Perpetual Penitent: Identifying and Healing from Scrupulosity

But the good news is that if you are suffering from scrupulosity, you are not alone. There is help and peace is possible. I am living proof of this.

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How I Realized that God is Everywhere

God is everywhere. God is present. God surprises. One of my favorite stories in the Bible appears in 1 Kings 19: 11-13. Here God intends to reveal Himself to Elijah. First a “great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. […]

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What I Learned From Discerning My Vocation

The first time I remember wanting to be a mother was when I was 8 years old. It was shortly after my mom had given birth to my little brother. After holding this tiny little baby, this miracle, I knew that I wanted to be a mom. For years I […]

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Running on Empty

We all have those days. You know, the ones when we hit snooze far too many times, when we are frantically trying to find something we misplaced, or showing up to school to find there’s a test we had forgotten about. They are not fun days. On top of all […]

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3 Things to Remember When You’re Feeling Left Out

Are you tired of feeling left out? You see, sometimes we have the notion that the feeling of being left out happened on our elementary school playground– a moment that is forever behind us. Often times though, I think it creeps up in our everyday relationships with friends, family, in […]

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5 Ways to Stay Strong in Your Faith During the Summer

But when it comes to our spiritual lives, summertime can be a time of spiritual dryness – a time when we fall off our spiritual path – especially when some youth groups don’t meet as often, if at all during the two months of summer break.

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I Wrote Post-It Notes to Strangers and Here’s What Happened

Mother Teresa once said, “Do small things with great love.” In this case, small things consisted of green post it notes and a sharpie pen. That, combined with the greatness of God’s love resulted in my post-it note project. Every day for a month my friend and I wrote post-it […]

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Terry Crews Taught Me How to “Man Up” in the Right Way

Being a man means that we put down whatever we feel in order to more adequately serve others, but more importantly, more adequately serve God.

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5 Things God Wants You to Remember When You’re Studying

Last week I stayed up studying for a test until 6 in the morning. Not because I’m obsessed with studying and getting straight A’s. Actually pretty far from it. I had to make up for my laziness and procrastination.

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