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Finding Freedom From Shame and Self-Hatred

“You’re not good enough. No one could really ever love you, not even God. How could He love you, when you constantly fail Him? You shouldn’t even try anymore.” Dear rose, do thoughts of self-hatred bombard you? Do you wonder if God could really love you, with all your brokenness? Shame whispers and doubt sings …

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Don’t Let Your Size Become Your Worth

I stood in front of the mirror, the skirt my mom bought me flaring over my knees making me smile–until it didn’t. The longer I stood in front of the mirror, the more aware of my “flaws” I became. My thighs didn’t have a big enough gap, my stomach wasn’t “pancake” flat, and very quickly, …

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Trusting God With Our Doubts

Have you ever been crippled by doubt? Has doubt stolen your sleep, your passion, and your joy, leaving you desperate? Doubt can tear apart our thoughts with uncertainty. It can make us question our best source of comfort. The result is that we separate ourselves from God and others, choosing to suffer alone. I too …

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Use Your Seasons of Peace For God

 Sadness, hurt, shame, fear. Emotions like these characterize so much of our lives. We live in a broken world, where all around us, we see suffering and fear, people hurting and in pain. In a world like this, full of strife and tears, however, there also come times of peace and rest. Instead of struggling …

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7 Ways To Trust God With Your Future Plans

Though we cannot know the future, God does. When making our plans, it’s important to trust Him — but how? Right now, my plans for the future are up in the air. It’s frustrating, and sometimes even tear-wracking. I try outlining my life, but I can’t be sure it will work out that way. In …

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How To Break Free From Satan’s Lies

Have you ever felt stuck in fearful thought patterns or a sinful lifestyle?  Think of a kitten stuck in a tree. It’s terrifying and she wants to be safely back on the ground. Like this kitten, many girls are captive to Satan’s lies. They are scared and stuck. It seems like God is far away …

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Don’t Hate Yourself-God Loves You

Isn’t Gen Z humor… weird? We genuinely think it’s hilarious how much we hate ourselves. I’ve seen countless memes about how the writer believes they are “human trash.” How did our culture get to this point, where self-hatred has become a joke? Even as pop culture preaches self-love, young people loathe themselves more and more. …

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Falling for the “Feeling” of Christmas

A war is being waged this Christmas. A war that is much more pressing and urgent than whether to say “Happy Holidays” or “Merry Christmas”. For us as believers, it’s a battle for our hearts, joy, worship, and our thirst for Jesus.  I love Christmas! I love everything about it—the lights, the tree, and the …

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