Trusting God

Dear Rose, Let God Fight for You

I sat on a dirty couch, surrounded with dirty toys, in a building filled with people who seemed to only care about themselves.  My parents were in court, fighting for the rights of two little girls we were fostering, and I was, once again, stuck in the waiting room with my little siblings. Just… waiting. …

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Friendship

Truth for the Quiet Girl Looking for Friends

Loner. Shy. Awkward. Quiet person. I’ve heard and owned all these labels. Staring off into space, wondering whether to go to youth group tonight or stay home and find something to do.  If you go, you’ll be lonely. If you stay home, you’ll be lonely. Either way you’ll always be lonely. You can’t win.  I …

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Satan’s lies

Your Salvation is Secure in God’s Hands

Have you ever felt insecure about your salvation?  As if your weakness stands between you and God, shaking the foundation of your trust in Him?   Life’s challenges can often leave us feeling like we don’t have enough faith to even make it through the day. Being faithful is difficult, but thankfully our salvation isn’t up …

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Friendship

The Vital Role of Healthy Friendships

Have you ever seen friendship in a book or a movie and wished you could have that experience? Media paints a beautiful picture of friendship. But in real life, finding and growing friendships can be tough. I know how it feels to struggle with friendship. As an introvert, nine times out of ten I would …

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Peace and rest

To the Overwhelmed Rose – Wake Up and Rest

Dear Roses, are you overwhelmed?  Do you spend every day working until you’re exhausted, yet still find a pile of work awaiting you the next morning? Do you feel overworked, weary, and stressed? Does your life seem like a constant rush of activities and commitments and dreams? Perhaps it is not—perhaps it feels rather empty …

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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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