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Truckload Of Grace

This year has proven to be a challenge. It’s been a combination of pressing into growing as a wholehearted person and embracing more vulnerability and bravery. In stepping out onto these uncharted waters, I have been met with fierce resistance that has caused me to question my core values. I spent hours praying and pondering if being brave and vulnerable …

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8 Things You Should Know Before Playing Matchmaker

In this dating landscape where potential matches are available at the click of a mouse, it’s easy to assume that matchmaking is a relic from another time and place. As old fashioned as it may sound, however, I’m an advocate of the well-thought-out setup, for several reasons: (1) matchmakers know a person better than any computer can; (2) setups give …

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When A Friendship Ends

One of the longest friendships I have had in my life began in the middle of 7th grade. I transferred from one school to another in January, right in the middle of the school year. Citronelle, Alabama was a new (and small) town for me — far from the likes of North Hollywood, California, where I lived the first 10 years …

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Why ALL Women Need To Hear That They Are Beautiful

Not too long ago I was in a relationship with a very sweet woman that I cared for deeply. We patiently dated for two months before I asked her to be my girlfriend. I was really excited to take this step in our relationship. I wanted to tell her how much I cared for her. I wanted to hold her hand. …

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How I Found My Knight In Shining Armor

Have you ever wondered why, as women, we love fairy tales? Or why we long for a knight in shining armor of our own? Romance movies, novels and songs all make a ton of money because of this deep longing that each girl has within herself. Some women may have turned it off at a certain age because they felt …

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My Fascination With Sin

I do not understand our fascination with sin. Why are we so prone to dabble in it, excuse it, accept it or hide it? Why do we not loathe it, avoid it, fight it and expose it? Instead of quickly adopting some new “trend” of the world, why don’t we (as Christians) heed God’s instruction? “Come out from among them …

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Single Parent: When You Can’t Get Along With Your Ex

In a perfect world, there would be no such thing as an Ex. People would love like they are meant to, marriages would thrive and love would win every time. But in the broken world we actually reside in, life throws punches. Sucker punches at times. And we find ourselves single and maneuvering our children through waters we never even …

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What’s The Point In Rebuilding A Broken Relationship?

When you set your hand at rebuilding something, especially relationships, there will be opposition. Forces working against you swing into life like a wrecking ball, obliterating everything in its way. Friendships are struck with a mighty force, sending bricks flying in all directions. Rebuilding relationships is tough work. You have to be incredibly intentional and precise in rebuilding what was …

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When We Chase After Light Like A Moth To A Flame

“God is most glorified in me when I am most satisfied in Him.”  –John Piper Being completely satisfied in Jesus is tough. We live in a world of distractions that constantly pull us away from where we need to be. I once heard a theory about the reason moths flap around like crazy outside by your porch light, and I …

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Unveiled: Taking The Risk Of Being Loved

It’s there in every look, every conversation, every relationship — that gauzy veil that separates us from each other. We talk about safe things — the rain, how busy we are, how we can’t wait for Friday. But the moment things start to edge toward vulnerable, we blush over the nakedness of our souls and gather the veil a little …

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