Christmas

When the Stockings Come Down

It’s almost been two weeks since Christmas.  Presents have long since been opened, stockings ravaged and enjoyed. Nostalgia is in full force as you cuddle up in your favorite chair, staring into the tree, enjoying the beauty before it’s taken down, dreaming of plans and goals for a new year. Perhaps the days leading up …

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Sin and salvation

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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Self worth and identity

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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