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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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