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Open Apology on Behalf of Christians

April 23, 2015 | 227 Views

Open Apology on Behalf of Christians

This is just what it sounds like, an open apology letter to all of you who have been hurt by Christians or the Church. I know this is just a letter, but I hope it makes some impact for you. Dear Reader, I was talking with a close friend yesterday who explained to me a conversation...

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Confessions of a Netflix Addict

April 21, 2015 | 279 Views

Confessions of a Netflix Addict

Hi, my name is Kirsten and I am a Netflix Addict. I am notoriously lazy when left to my own devices. I have been known to classify my bed as an idol. My deepest human desire is to stay in bed and do nothing all day. So this Saturday when I looked outside and saw...

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Why Christians are So Freaking Lazy

April 16, 2015 | 636 Views

Why Christians are So Freaking Lazy

I am a total type-A personality. I need control and I crave details. And as most of us know, God doesn’t always operate like that. He doesn’t give us the full plan because if we had it, what is the point of trusting in his provision, goodness, all that junk? However, something that really bugs...

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Boy With a Broken Heart

Boy With a Broken Heart

April 14, 2015 | 468 Views

Boy With a Broken Heart

For 28 years he did everything he could to avoid God. He wanted to do things only his way, and it brought him nothing but misery. But his God is infinitely patient and loving. Despite everything he had done wrong in his life God redeemed him and brought him into his embrace. This is that...

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How Your Expectations Can Change Lives.

April 9, 2015 | 314 Views

How Your Expectations Can Change Lives.

  The other day I was listening to NPR’s This American Life broadcast about expectations and the first question they posed was: Do you think your private thoughts in your head could influence how a rat moves through space? Think about it. Do you think the thoughts you have towards a rat could it influence...

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Back to Basics: What I Learned This Good Friday

Jesus loves you. Jesus died on the cross for you and for your sins. Jesus is the way. After hearing these words over and over again in my walk with God, I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that after a while, they don’t hold as much meaning as they are meant to. After...

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Confessions of an Approval Addict

April 3, 2015 | 479 Views

Confessions of an Approval Addict

I’ve been starved for the past six months. I’m not talking food, but something that was even more valuable to me. It was people. To be more specific it was the approval of them. I moved to Georgia in September of last year and this is where the starvation began. Before moving here, I was...

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Why Less Isn’t More.

March 26, 2015 | 364 Views

Why Less Isn’t More.

Do you ever feel like you are too much? Too competitive? Too sensitive? Too Loud? Too quiet? Sometimes I struggle feeling like I am too much of something, in my case, it is usually too competitive. The other day it was a beautiful sunny day outside, one of the first signs of spring and I...

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Battle of the Sexes

Battle of the Sexes

March 24, 2015 | 449 Views

Battle of the Sexes

There has been a lot of progress in the area of gender equality. Women can vote, own property, and even drive cars all by themselves. Good job America.   But I’ve noticed that there is still an underlying stigma for women in America. It’s a problem for men as well. There are still a lot...

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Called to be Free

March 19, 2015 | 663 Views

Called to be Free

I have a tattoo of a feather on my right hand. When asked what it means, I often refer to Galatians 5:13, a verse that talks about freedom. While overseas in Costa Rica last year, I fell upon these words while reading in a coffee shop, and they jumped off the page. “For you, my...

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