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Christian Calling, Encouragement, Hope in Suffering, Scripture

What God ACTUALLY Promises

Has everything that could go wrong, gone wrong? Do you feel like you've hit rock bottom and have nothing left to lose? Does your life seem to be a never-ending cycle of misfortune and woe with no hope of end in sight? Have you repeatedly prayed, asking God for blessings and relief, yet received nothing?… Continue reading What God ACTUALLY Promises

Christian Calling, Encouragement, Hope in Suffering

The Christian Life is a Life of Suffering: An Antithesis of “Prosperity Gospel”

If you have never suffered, you are doing something wrong. You with me still? Or are you just going to roll your eyes or grumble in protest, "Uhhhh ACHEWALLY that's not true," or click the x to close out this tab? Do you not want to hear this hard message? You need to. I needed… Continue reading The Christian Life is a Life of Suffering: An Antithesis of “Prosperity Gospel”

Christian Calling, Spirituality

Instagram Christians vs. Imitations of Christ

I was scrolling through my Instagram feed as usual, and I had to stop myself from blanching at the sight of so many picture-perfect Jesus lovers. The worst part? I'm one of them, and totally guilty of posting cute pictures of my prayer time or my favorite Bible quotes. I'm guilty of plastering saint photos… Continue reading Instagram Christians vs. Imitations of Christ

Identity, Relationships

On Christian Comparison & Feeling Not Good Enough

Friends, I can say with full honesty that there are times when I feel God must love other people waaaay more than He loves me (if He even loves me at all. That's definitely come into question over the past six months). Tell me if this sounds like you: You see how much money/fun/popularity/general good… Continue reading On Christian Comparison & Feeling Not Good Enough

Depression & Anxiety, Hope in Suffering, trust

Going through hell? It does get better, trust God

I'll never forget the day I told Jesus I needed to leave college. It was a little under a year ago. I was in my dorm room, all alone, and the temptation to take my own life was so great, and the feeling of being trapped was so overwhelming, that I told God I couldn't… Continue reading Going through hell? It does get better, trust God

Encouragement, Hope in Suffering, Identity, Relationships

An Open Letter to the Woman Who Feels Ugly, Lonely, or Doubts Her Worth

"Am I ugly?" This common question I ask my mom, friends, my sisters...it's pervasive not only in my life but in our culture. I wish it wasn't something I struggled with, but it's true: I am constantly calling into question my visual appeal. Why? Because "no guys ever ask me out". How many times have… Continue reading An Open Letter to the Woman Who Feels Ugly, Lonely, or Doubts Her Worth

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Encouragement, Forgiveness, sin

Broken, Wounded, Weak, and Bound? Read this

This morning I attended a Christian women's group, and the topic of discussion was the name of God. It's become so common place to say God's name in modern culture - things like "Oh my God!" and "I swear to God" and saying "Jesus Christ" whenever you're startled or exasperated. (All of which I am… Continue reading Broken, Wounded, Weak, and Bound? Read this