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Battle of the Sexes

Battle of the Sexes

March 24, 2015 | 182 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 | 386 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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Scars

The Secret Behind My Scars: Self-Harm

March 12, 2015 | 405 Views

The Secret Behind My Scars: Self-Harm

From the age of twelve until eighteen I used to hurt myself, mainly cutting and burning my arms. I started because I wanted to be noticed. I was hurting inwardly and wanted others to know. This worked, I became accustomed to negative attention and soon taught myself that the only way to get people to love...

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Thank You for Your Rejection

March 10, 2015 | 233 Views

Thank You for Your Rejection

“I need to thank you for saying ‘no’ to me.” How often do you thank people for rejection? If you’re like me, I’m assuming never. Rejection is not something we thank people for. No one likes rejection, giving it or getting it. Being turned down, whether for a job or a date or anything else,...

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Six Reasons Christians Should Talk About Women’s Day

Today, March 8th, is International Women’s Day. It’s a day to globally celebrate the economic, political, and social achievements of women past, present, and future. I’m assuming that many in America have not heard of this day. I hadn’t either until a group of women from a church I was working with in Uganda went to...

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How to Make History.

March 5, 2015 | 256 Views

How to Make History.

Family is a funny thing. It’s both close-knit and far-reaching, more comfy than your favorite sweater and as uncomfortable as an awkward first date. Some family is blood and some family feels deeper than that. And family is exactly what stopped me in my tracks this past Monday. As you may have noticed, the east...

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People of the Cross

Declaration of War

March 3, 2015 | 431 Views

Declaration of War

Not long ago I watched a video online. Not shocking in and of itself, but this one was different. This video was called “A Message Signed with Blood to the Nation of the Cross”. In the video ISIS soldiers beheaded 21 men of the Coptic Christian church, with the promise of more violence to come....

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Confessions of a Type-A Christian

February 26, 2015 | 1080 Views

Confessions of a Type-A Christian

I’ve called myself a recovering type-A personality for a long time. Type-A’s love to plan. We love details and having some measure of control.But, the thing about life is it rarely plays out that way. God works in mysterious ways. Most people take comfort in trusting that God knows what He’s doing, and that He...

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What Wrecks God

February 24, 2015 | 565 Views

What Wrecks God

Wrecked. It’s a word I’ve heard used many times, and one that I thought had to look a certain way. It’s what they said would happen when I went on a mission trip for eleven months to some of the world’s poorest countries. And while my heart was broken and my eyes were opened, I...

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Facing the Demon Inside Me

February 19, 2015 | 529 Views

Facing the Demon Inside Me

Have you ever feared what was inside of you? Our lives are jaded with rejection and deep-seated fear that we’re not good enough. I’ve experienced this in my own life and I’m sure you have too. A few days ago I was talking with a close friend of mine about deliverance. I asked her what...

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