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Lift Up Your Eyes

Have you ever watched Charlotte’s Web?  On Wilbur’s worst day, Charlotte sings,  “Chin up, chin up Every little time your spirits wilt Chin up, chin up Give your attitude an upward tilt Twinkle, sparkle Make a little fun begin You’ll be on the right side Looking at the bright side Up with your chinny chin …

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You Are Not Called To Conform

 Who are you?   Perhaps more importantly, who are you trying to be?  Do you aspire to be popular? Does your life center around your successes and achievements? Are you striving to make yourself act a certain way? Society pushes us to conform.  We live in a society which encourages individuality and self-expression, yet pushes everyone …

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What Does It Mean To Look To God?

I noticed something interesting one day. Whether in church, Bible studies, blog posts, or youth group, “look to God” seems to be the answer for almost any difficult problem Christians face.   How do I turn away from sin? What should I do when I just don’t have the strength to keep going? Where do I …

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Finding Wisdom in an Unwise World

The world offers no lack of advice. When we need guidance, we can turn to self-help books on nearly any subject. We can find YouTube videos, blog posts, TedTalks, and tweets full of advice. Sometimes this advice is contradictory. Other times, it is simply wrong. As Christians, we are called to be wise. In this …

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Thorns of Suffering in the Life of a Rose

The day Adam and Eve sinned, they were marked with a curse of hardship, thorns, and death. And this curse spread to each of us… Have you wondered why Christians suffer? If Christ rescued us from sin’s curse, why do we still experience pain and hardship? In part one of this article series, The Curse …

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You Don’t Have To Finish Healing Today

“It’s going to be a long process,” my friend repeated yet again. I took a shaky breath. “Long process . . . what fun to look forward to.” Sarcasm. “But at least it’s okay that I’m not okay.” The thing is, I want to be okay already. It was nice to be hugged and have …

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