Tag: Change

The choices you don’t realize you’re making are the life you are creating.

When my alarm clock rudely wakes me up in the morning and I’m tired and don’t want to get out of bed—but the alarm clock won’t stop going off every five minutes until I do—it feels like I have no choice but to go to work. I have to. But in reality, nobody is holding

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I shoot down my own dreams; why do I do that?

“I know one of your weaknesses,” he said. After sharing what I believe are some of his strengths and weaknesses, I asked for my sweetheart to share his thoughts about me. “You shoot everything down.” Now you may be thinking I’m that person who nobody wants to go to with their idea or suggestion because

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Praise: the biggest slap in the face.

When I was a little girl, I was terrified of storms because where I grew up, thunder storms often turned into tornados, and tornados can be terrifying.  Sometimes the storms we face in life can be really scary too. Maybe you’re in the midst of a storm right now and you’re scared because you can’t

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I don’t care anymore, and it’s a good thing.

I told God, “I don’t care anymore.” And He told me I finally understood humble surrender. I’m a planner. I always have been, and it is a trait that has followed me—sometimes causing problems, but always providing me with a sense of stability and safety. But when it comes to my life, and subsequently, my

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How to stay cool, calm, and Christ-like in a heated moment.

The other day at work, I got extremely irritated with a co-worker. And I was getting myself all fired up, ready to go to another co-worker and vent my irritations. But for whatever reason, before I did that, I decided to open my Bible app and read the verse of the day. This is what

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In the words of momma Vickie.

I wanted to talk to my mom. I wanted her advice. I wanted to talk to her about the things on my mind. I wanted her to tell me how amazing she thinks I am, and shrug her off like she’s only saying that because she’s my mom, but deep down feel encouraged by her

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Are you tired of praying?

What have you been praying for? Whose life have you been pleading? Where are you longing to see God’s hand move powerfully? Maybe it’s your finances—a better job opportunity; a family member—their salvation; a health issue—healing. I have prayers for all those things and many, many more. It’s hard to admit, but I get tired

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It’s the little things… we do for others.

I wasn’t planning on being on the phone with him for over thirty minutes. In fact, all I really needed was a three word answer—“read and agreed”—letting me know I could use his story for an email I was sending out for work. But after a few minutes of talking, I realized this call was

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Finding where you fit: 5 tips for finding your place in this world.

Finding where you fit in life isn’t always the easiest, smoothest, most comfortable feat. Often times it takes time, and that’s ok. It’s ok if your first job isn’t your dream career, first church isn’t where you feel God is calling you to serve, or first boyfriend isn’t who you want to marry. Understanding where

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The problem with college is seasons change: here’s what to do about it.

You’re 17, possibly 18, years old and fresh out of high school. Maybe you’re glad to be done like I was – ready to finally start learning relevant things that would propel me into my future. And maybe like me, eight years later, you realize that’s not what happened. Because the problem with college is

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