Emotional Captivity

I have spent a lot of time recently wondering what the source of my discontentment and lack of motivation is. My mind wanders too quickly for me to narrowly focus on anything, especially that which seems to be most important, that which requires my most narrow of focuses. I wander to the plotlines of television […]

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Shame Can Go to Hell

  Hey, so, shame sucks. I don’t know if there is quite so great an enemy to the experience of living a fulfilled life than shame. Shame does a lot of things, but its most significant impact is found in the disabling of our effectiveness. As believers, our whole goal is to love God and […]

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Short Thoughts on Another Year

Every year, when my birthday comes around, I freak out a little bit. Which is rather odd, since I’m barely an adult—shouldn’t I be excited? Don’t get me wrong because I really am, but there’s something so strange about another year of your life coming and going. I find myself constantly questioning whether or not […]

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So Here We Are

It’s been too long! I’m sorry I’ve been MIA for a while! This semester is going wildly, and busy seems to be my word of the month (or rather the year)! I plan to start posting at least twice a month (hopefully much, much more than that, but we’ll set our standards at something I […]

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Death is LIFE

63 years ago today, 5 men died in one of the most famous moments of martyrdom that has yet been witnessed. “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” – Jim Elliot – I am constantly astounded by these words because what a profoundly simple thing to […]

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Time And Time Again

“Everyone reaches the future at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.” – C.S. Lewis – I have spent hours and hours, days, and weeks wishing that I could do everything I wanted in that very second. 2018, my friends, was what I would consider a year of wishful […]

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Body Talk

Body image issues are like this giant, unspoken (sometimes spoken), looming presence of insecurity that towers over nearly (if not all of) everyone. We are plagued in thought and appearance. Suffering the task of painting on faces and imminent self-disapproval that engages our minds to walk in insecurity without any relief… like, ever, it seems. […]

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Casting Out Worry About Control

For a long while now, I’ve been worried about a myriad of things: money, travel, am I doing anything worthwhile with my life? (As you can see, the questions have escalated the more I’ve thought about all the things about which to worry!) But then there are these moments when that still small voice whispers […]

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Beloved

You are valuable. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. You are broken, beautiful, perfectly messy, and absolutely astonishing in every little thing because you have been crafted in the Creator’s flawless hands. A fabulous arrangement of every colorful burst of personality quirks. You are the most lovely collection of everything you once believed yourself to […]

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This Is About Something

I have read a thousand verses and sung a thousand songs; prayed a thousand prayers and heard a thousand words… Yet here I sit, constantly wondering about God and His goodness—I’ve realized my greatest points of question have come at times when I am not being consistent or intentional in pursuing Him with my time. […]

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