Tag: Personal Growth

What’s the Point of Prayer When God Does Whatever He Wants?

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This isn’t just a blog post written for views or ranking high in Google. I’m writing this blog post for me… and then, hopefully, for you. The title, “What’s the point of prayer?” is something I’ve found myself asking more than ever this past week. As I’ve immersed myself in a constant state of prayer

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Instagram Jealousy: Why I Block on Instagram and You Should Too

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I’ve done my fair share of Instagram blocking. Whether it’s people from my past who I don’t want in my future or people I don’t know who follow me and make me feel uncomfortable, I’m not scared to block on Instagram. And just recently, someone new got added to my “Blocked” list. Not because they

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How to Go for It to Achieve Your Goals and Dreams

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Just go for it. Easy to say. Harder to do. When it comes to achieving your goals and accomplishing your dreams, sometimes you really do have to step out in faith just go for it. However, from personal experience, I like to follow what I call the four P’s when I “go” for something. Here’s

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Why God Let My Dad Die, and What I Learned

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When my mom died in 2018 after battling cancer for the third time, I began to wrestle with the question of why God let my mom die. However, what you probably don’t know is that just over two years later, in February 2021, my dad died, too. To understand the significance of the things I

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Why Journal? 3 Ways Journaling Helps Me Daily

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I’ve always loved to write, so it’s no surprise that I’ve been journaling since a very young age. Some of my filled-up journals have stayed with me throughout the years, and I enjoy reading what I thought and experienced back then. Journal entries from when I was nine years old and experiencing the trauma of

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If You’re Still Here, God’s Not Done with You Yet

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If you’re still here, there’s still hope. God doesn’t give up. And by His power and through His strength, we can continue pressing onward. Disappointments happen. Discouraging things happen. There are days I’m so unmotivated it’s hard to get out of bed. Sometimes I feel like I have no direction or purpose. Those feelings remind

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Where’s God? The Truth About Experiencing God’s Presence

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I have felt far from God for a while now. It’s not a great feeling. So, in an effort to learn what to do when you feel far from God, I did what likely got you to this article. I turned to Google in hopes that someone out there has felt the same way as

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The Turn After the Trauma

Experiencing trauma as a child–whether a one-time event or an ongoing experience you had to endure–makes you feel powerless, vulnerable, and alone.  As a child, you often don’t have power over the situation but instead are a recipient of other people’s decisions–indirectly affected by the thoughts, feelings, actions, and behaviors of those around you.  For

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From Hopeless and Food-Full to Hopeful

Food.  Nourishment. Enjoyment. Community. Creativity.  Food.  Overindulgent. Painful. Isolation. Addiction.  It isn’t a “common” addiction. To some, it isn’t considered an addiction at all. But for me…for me, food–sugar in particular–was my addiction. It was where I turned when I was having a bad day, a hard day, a sad day, a long day, a

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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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