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Are You Lonely? Draw Near To God

I sat in the forest, hugging my knees. I had never felt so alone. Those I called my friends had left my life like water draining from a sink, leaving only memories. I was sick, my mother had recently been diagnosed with cancer, and I was lonely. I wrote in my diary: “I wonder-do the …

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Prayer For A Hurting Girl

Dear Father,   I know she’s hurting again. I know there are so, so many emotions weighing her down right now. Emotions that come from school, her friends, her family, and her job. From the day to day drama that plagues every girl, to her struggles with mental health, the way she looks, and her physical …

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Worldly Self-Esteem vs. Confidence in Christ

Believe in Yourself? “I don’t know what I should do. Maybe I’m just really awful at writing?”  The girl sighed as she flopped down onto the sofa.  “What are you talking about? You’re an amazing writer! You just need to have more self-esteem.”  The girl arched her eyebrows at her friend, “What do you mean …

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What Has Hurt You Doesn’t Define You

Not long ago, I got very sick. It was just a stomach flu, but the pain was so intense that I didn’t feel like I was capable of existing beyond it. I just laid on the couch feeling like I was dying, unable to more than lift my head. And I thought, “When will this …

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Finding Awe: The Key to Low Self Esteem

If you’ve spent any time in the devotional book aisle for women in your local bookstore or even at the women’s circle at church, you may have noticed that we spend much of our time discussing self-worth and exploring our identity.  Retreats, conferences, bible studies, devotional books, self-help books, and the like are all there …

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You Are Not Worthless, Even If You Feel Wilted

Wilted A rose stands in a vase, its head drooping, the outer petals curling inward like an unraveled mind. It is neglected, forgotten, the water long since dried up. The rose will soon be tossed out. It is wilted. You stand in your room, alone, your head lowered, your shoulders curled inward like a deadened …

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What Is The Wilting Rose Project’s Mission?

WHO WE ARE The Wilting Rose Project’s goal is to encourage other young women and let them know that broken is beautiful, that wilted is not worthless, and that because of Christ’s death and resurrection, they are perfect and beloved by the King. As chosen roses, we have the chance to reflect God in His …

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What Does The Wilting Rose Project Believe?

We believe that God’s word, as written in the original languages, is holy, inspired by God, and therefore inerrant and our ultimate authority on life. We believe there is one triune, omnipotent, omniscient, and eternal God, perfect in every way, who has existed forever in three co-equal Persons: God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son …

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