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I hope these blogs challenge, inspire, and encourage you in your daily Christian walk.

Breaking Bracelets (and Chains)

A couple weeks ago, I had one of those hard conversations. You know the ones. Conversations that are long overdue, but the thought of actually bringing up the problem or the situation puts your stomach in knots. It’s almost easier to just sweep the problem under the rug than boldly confront the other person.  Continue reading “Breaking Bracelets (and Chains)”

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Embrace Your Story

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. {Galatians 2:20}

There are many verses that share this same idea. When we decide to follow Jesus, our lives are transformed. We step from the darkness into the light. For some of us, we met Christ as a child and don’t remember much before Him. For others, we were a completely different person, living in a world of hurt and sin. What I want to say today is that we should never be ashamed of who we were or what we did before we gave our lives to Christ.  Continue reading “Embrace Your Story”

Crucifying with the Crowd

This week, we celebrated palm Sunday, the day we recognize Jesus’ Scripture-fulfilling entry into Jerusalem. But this was more than just a ride on a donkey. This was a proclamation that Jesus is the Messiah.  Continue reading “Crucifying with the Crowd”

True Fasting

As we are nearing the middle of the Lent season, I felt I needed to write at least one blog pertaining to the idea. Last year was the first year I ever even recognized Lent. However, I still did not participate in the traditional sense.  Continue reading “True Fasting”

This Funny Thing Called Life

I love lazy days. I love sleeping in, not having to look at my planner, moving in slow motion, and watching too many shows on Netflix.

Today, I had absolutely nothing to do and nowhere to go. I didn’t leave my room all day. At one point, I was just sitting on my bed, looking out the window. That’s when I spoke this to God: Continue reading “This Funny Thing Called Life”

What Not To Do

My school is starting back tomorrow. I need to unpack, go to class, buy books, go to a meeting, email that teacher… the list could keep going. Maybe you have numerous work clients calling your phone, 2 hungry kids asking “what’s for dinner?,” laundry piled up over your head, or unpaid bills stacked on the table. I’m sure our to-do lists look very different. But, there is a common visitor on our lists of what not to do- spend waste our time complainingContinue reading “What Not To Do”

Why You Should Dream Bigger Dreams

If you had to choose a word for this new year, what would you choose? Or better yet, what would God choose for you?

There is a ‘movement’ (for lack of a better word) among Christians to pray about and choose a word for the year. This word replaces new year resolutions and serves as  focus, a challenge, or support for the year.  Continue reading “Why You Should Dream Bigger Dreams”

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