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What I Learned from Job During Quarantine

Coronavirus and quarantine have changed our lives. They trashed our schedules and taught us the value of digitized communication. We have faced sickness, isolation, loneliness, and depression. Finally, quarantine has given us many opportunities to question God and his goodness in trials. One striking example of suffering in the Bible is Job’s life. The book …

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Dear Wilting Rose: God Can Restore You

Dear Rose,  Wherever you go, it feels like there’s always someone who has it all together. The girl who posts perfect photos of herself in brand new cute outfits has a boyfriend while you wear your older sister’s jeans and no one has given you a second glance. The confident girl who can walk right …

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God Loves This Broken World

Life is fragile. It was a Sunday evening. We were enjoying the cool breeze when we heard a little kitten cry out. It was injured, and none of us knew what to do. Every heart on our little homestead mourned as moments later, it died. One week later, we heard peeping and clucking. Behind some …

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On Being A Social Media Influencer

Social Media Influencer.  It sounds powerful, doesn’t it?  What do you think of when that phrase comes to mind? If you are anything like me, you probably think of someone with well over 10k followers, someone whose Instagram feed is perfectly aesthetic, and their pictures of either themselves or their house looks like they’ve stepped …

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What Conquers Fear?

My heart beat faster. Little beads of sweat dampened my hands. What would I say? What would people think of me? What if they didn’t actually like me?  These thoughts plagued me at every social event. Even during casual conversations, anxiety surfaced.  I just wanted to be loved and accepted. I wanted validation.  Does Self-Love …

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Let’s Rebuild Our Communities To Heal From Racism

The death of George Floyd was horrible. We were all shocked and grieved. I live in Minnesota, and it breaks my heart to watch, wondering why? Why? A Story of Minneapolis I’d like to tell you a little bit about downtown Minneapolis. It’s a very ethnically diverse place. There are immigrants from almost every place …

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Happiness Isn’t About Chasing “That One Thing”

Have you ever felt convinced there was something – just one thing – that would perfect your life? It could be anything – more friends, shorter hair, a new skill, good grades, or something else.   Whatever it was, your entire existence started to center around the goal, slowly becoming obsessed as you convinced yourself that …

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