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The Beauty Of Rest And Slowing Down

The Beauty Of Rest And Slowing Down

Over the past year, I’ve learned a lot about myself, my soul, my spirit, and my relationship with God. For those who know me personally know that I’ve always had a hard time slowing down, taking breaks, focusing on one thing at a time, and giving myself space to breathe before starting something new. I guess I just have a hard time letting time slip by without me being able to utilize it. I love to take hold of every opportunity.

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Why Christians Should Stop Saying, “Everything Happens For A Reason.”

Why Christians Should Stop Saying, “Everything Happens For A Reason.”

I can’t begin to explain how many times I’ve heard the phrase, “Everything happens for a reason” growing up, especially while surrounded by many people who would consider themselves Christians or people of faith. And while I understand that this statement is mostly used to help comfort and console people who are in times of turmoil and uncertainty, I’ve had a hard time wrapping my head around the validity of its meaning.

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It’s Okay To Not Be Okay

It’s Okay To Not Be Okay

Sometimes it’s hard to express your feelings to the people around you. Not because you’re afraid of what they’ll say, but because our culture doesn’t seem to be very keen on being honest about their pains. The reality is that way too many people are putting on a facade of perfection in order to keep people from knowing how they are truly hurting. It’s as if everyone feels like showing pain is a sign of weakness. I’m here to tell you that it’s okay to not be okay sometimes. It’s okay to admit that you’re hurting, broken or even confused about your current spot in life. It’s okay…Remember, even Jesus himself wept.

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Christians Aren’t Hypocrites, They’re Human

Christians Aren’t Hypocrites, They’re Human

I remember growing up in church and always feeling a little intimidated when one of the pastors would walk by my family in the foyer or hallway. There was this reverence and awe that came over me each and every time I saw one of them, and I believe it was because I truly did respect the calling that God had placed on each of their lives. But while my reverence for them was vast, my parents always took the time to remind me that they need Jesus just as much as the next person. They didn’t say this with ill-intent, but instead to give me an honest look at the reality of the Christian life. That we’re going to make mistakes. That we all are in need of Jesus.

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Not Everyone Is Going To Like You

Not Everyone Is Going To Like You

I’d be lying if I said I didn’t spend much of my life trying to impress the people around me. Whether in the workplace, my friendships or even at church, I was constantly on guard to try and impress in hopes of finding acceptance. It feels good to be liked by others, but trying to constantly gain approval by everybody is also a game that will keep you on your toes 24/7.

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