Tag: Family

Let tears have their place: finding balance with your emotions.

According to Ed Sheeran, “it’s alright to cry;” even his dad does sometimes. And while I wouldn’t go taking all your advice from Ed, he does make a valid statement here. Whereas some people see it as a sign of weakness, crying isn’t actually a bad thing. Sure, it often comes as a result of

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Finding the strength to move past your pain and love again.

Love puts you in a vulnerable position. So for those of us who have been hurt, taken advantage of, or wronged by someone we trusted, vulnerability may be particularly hard. Putting yourself in a position where there is a chance you will be hurt again, left again, abandoned again may feel too risky. But there

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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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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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When love becomes an excuse to not speak truth.

Recently, I watched a video that was talking about the topics of Christianity and homosexuality and, knowing what was said was very controversial, I decided to read the comments. People had a lot to say. But the one thing that stood out to me the most was the people who were claiming what the video

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Doing everything in love; is that even realistic?

We do a lot of things everyday from the mundane, day-to-day tasks like going to a store, driving our car, or checking our mail to the bigger and more time consuming things like going to work or spending time with our friends and family. And 1 Corinthians 16:14 offers a bold and somewhat challenging command: “Do

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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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