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“I don’t want it if You’re not in it,” but is that true?

There’s a Christian song by Sarah Reeves that I’ve heard on the radio lately, and it has me thinking. The chorus of the song, Just Want You, starts with these words, “I don’t want it if You’re not in it. I just want You.” As I sing the words, I stop and wonder, is that

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The joy of pursuing.

The joy of pursuing

Have you ever heard someone say that for guys “it’s all about the chase?” While I don’t think this is 100% true, there is something to be said about the joy found in pursuing—not just a potential mate, but a potential life. Going after what you want, desire, and love brings a rush of joy,

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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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On making friends: we’re not as different as it may seem.

The one thing they don’t teach you in college—ok, they don’t teach you a lot of things, but this is a big one—they don’t teach you how to make friends out in the real world. College, and even high school, are ergonomically designed for you to make friends. They put you in a room with

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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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How to be your friend’s solace in the midst of their suffering.

I’ve honestly never felt more alone than I did when my mom died. It was as if I was by myself in an alternate reality and was the only one experiencing the effects of this devastating event. Even when I would talk to my friends or acquaintances, it was never addressed or even acknowledged. Not

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