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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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Thorns of Sin in the Life of a Rose

Once I wondered if we could really be free from sin in heaven. It seemed too good to be true.  Have you ever asked yourself why you couldn’t be perfect right now? I have. It is so frustrating to keep doing the sins that you hate! Why do Christians still sin? Did God make a …

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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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