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The Biggest Lesson I’ve Ever Learned Came Through a Child

This past summer, I was working at a camp counseling young children while parents were in morning and evening chapel. A few weeks into the summer things began to get challenging for me. I hadn’t anticipated the amount of work [...]

April 7, 2014 advice, Doubt, Faith, God
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He Loved Me Anyway

“I’m not having fat kids.” This sentence rang through my head each time I ate or put on a swimsuit, and parents don’t lie to their children. I was probably about eight years old when it started, and being that [...]

April 3, 2014 Abuse, God, Healing, hope
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What’s the Point of God?

“Oh shit, shit, shit!” My entire car panicked as the lights flashed behind us. One of my friends was on probation, and she was underage. Their hearts sunk to their stomachs and got soaked in scotch and rum. “Guys, j-just [...]

April 2, 2014 Doubt, Faith, God
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Letting the bridges burn

A few months ago, my husband and I were having lunch after church in my hometown. Within a few minutes of getting our meal, my best friend from high school and her family walked in the door of the restaurant. [...]

April 1, 2014 Faith, Friendship, God, Grace, Healing, Women
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Our Freedom Comes with Chains

The United States is seen as the most “free” and liberated country on earth. We can start our own business, buy our own homes, vote for whatever president we want, carry guns, and more. We can even break into a [...]

March 31, 2014 Boundaries, God, Self Harm
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I’d Rather Be Known What I’m For, Than What I’m Against

This is Isac. Isac lives in Mozambique and is a child I sponsor through World Vision to ensure he gets clean water, food, and an education. I remember the first time I saw his face and thought, “Him….he’s the one…..” [...]

March 27, 2014 God, Grace, Love
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My dream is dying

I’m supposed to be writing a book. Usually, the next question people ask me after I’ve told them that is “What’s it about?” But I’m not stuck there. I’m stuck at the cursor. Every time I sit down to write, [...]

March 12, 2014 Fear, God, purpose
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The Scars I Can’t Keep

When I was learning to ride a bike, I couldn’t quite get the hang of it. I was frustrated in the grass in our front yard, and every time I tried, I failed. I was so mad that I wasn’t [...]

February 21, 2014 Faith, God, Honesty, Women
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Stop Being So Godly, and Learn to be Human: A Pastor’s Perspective

I used to work in a prison for sex offenders in Seattle. During my time there, I met a kid named Jason who would crap in his tube socks and then go all Bruce Lee on me swinging them at [...]

February 14, 2014 God, Judgement
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Putting Pills in a Pile and Writing My Parents Goodbye

In The Beginning Back when I was a little kid I used to hate going to church. I never fully understood why I had to dress up nice for 2 hours out of my weekend and listen to stories I [...]

February 14, 2014 Addiction, God, hope, Recovery
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