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Christa Barclay

Christa is single and works in corporate finance for a healthcare system. She graduated from Texas A&M with a bachelor of business administration in accounting and master of science in management information systems. Passions include following Middle East current events, studying World War II Jewish and church history, going on amazing adventures with her twin sister, playing the piano and riding horses. Her favorite things are worship and prayer, hikes, a good espresso, candied ginger and walks with friends.

Overcoming Valentine Blues

  Sometimes stories in the Bible are too good to condense for the sake of a point. A fresh reading of a story in its entirety brings about greater understanding and spiritual nutrition. I usually aim to paraphrase or reference Scripture to illustrate a point; however, I think this is one of those sometimes moments. I believe the reading of …

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A Prayer For Those Busy And Tired

  The past couple of weeks (okay, years), I’ve heard two words that I thought would never define me come out of my mouth consistently. I’ve let my guard down, allowing these life-state descriptors to define me. I hate it! They’ve become my scarlet letters. They isolate me. They make me someone I’m not. And what makes it worse is …

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Ecce Homo: A Prayer For Strength

Ecce Homo - Prayer for strength

Ecce Homo means “behold the man.” It is the perfect flashcard to strengthen our inner man once we understand the point behind it. We read this phrase in John 19 as Pontius Pilate presents Jesus, wearing the crown of thorns and purple robe, to the crowd. “Behold the man!” Pilate shouts as he ignorantly shoves Jesus to the edge. The …

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How to Get Unstuck: A Prayer for Guidance

How to get unstuck

I think it’s safe to say we’ve all been there, or at some point will be—wondering, “How do I get UNstuck?” Being stuck is different than going around the proverbial mountain again. After all, when we’re stuck, we would gladly accept another trip around the mountain, as we can more readily perceive the lesson to be learned; all we need …

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How To Get Your Prayer Life Back

How to Get Your Prayer Life Back

It is days after the resurrection, and the humdrum of life fills the streets of Jerusalem once again. The pace of the disciples, however, is anything but normal. They follow Jesus closely, not wanting Him to leave them again. Can you imagine their thoughts as they: see Him walk the streets and sit before them; have conversations full of memories …

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Peace Prayer

Peace Prayer

When you are going through life’s challenges, how do others view you? Over the years, many have commented that they thought I had it all together! “What?! Really? You don’t know me well then!” I’d say. “I wrestle with the same questions as you!” “But you have this peace about you… like nothing bothers you.”           …

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