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When God Throws You a Curve Ball

When God Throws You a Curve Ball

I always wanted to be a doctor when I grew up. But not just any doctor, the best doctor. I had it all planned out by the time I was fourteen. Undergrad, Medical School, Residency, etc. It was going to happen. The best schools in the country were going to accept me because I was going to have that 4.0 g.p.a. and countless recommendation letters in the bag. This was my one and only plan. My life..

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What’s a Girl to do When God Forgets to Write Her Love Story?

What’s a Girl to do When God Forgets to Write Her Love Story?

I grew up reading (and rereading) the insanely popular relationship books on courtship and dating. Titles like, “When God Writes Your Love Story,” “When Dreams Come True,” “I Kissed Dating Goodbye,” “Boy Meets Girl” and several others were well worn books on my bookshelf.

As a 14,15,16 and 17 year old girl I was gung ho on board with the idea of “leaving the pen in God’s hands.”

I trusted God..

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What Makes Marriage Strong and Beautiful

What Makes Marriage Strong and Beautiful

Love is a complicated infrastructure.

A thing you are either building up or letting fall into decay.

What makes it strong are the deeds done in the everyday walk of life.

What makes it beautiful is two unique people coming together and making their own unique kind of love.

It doesn’t come from textbooks or formulas, or to-do lists.

You’ve probably seen my parents from afar, either online here..

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How You Can Be Preparing for Marriage

How You Can Be Preparing for Marriage

Let’s say that you’re at a time in your life where you could be in a relationship that leads to marriage. What are you doing to prepare for that role? It is an important stage in your life and you will probably (with God’s hand) be married for the rest of your life. But if we are headed for such a huge blessing and responsibility, then what are we to do to prepare for that?

What knowledge..

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What I Learned Spending 3 Months in California

What I Learned Spending 3 Months in California

Earlier this spring I was hired by an amazing ministry to be a youth counselor in the beautiful Redwood forest in the Santa Cruz mountains of California. I left in June and enjoyed a brutal, beautiful, difficult, amazing, summer with 40 other staff members and hundreds of kids.

The reason I say it was difficult and wonderful at the same time is because it was. I grew in many ways I thought..

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The Lies in the Mirror

The Lies in the Mirror

The car pulled in the driveway, I got out and walked into the house and went up to my room. I looked in the mirror at myself and let out a heavy sigh. How could I have left the house looking that way?

Why are my legs so big?

Why is my hair so flat?

Why can’t I keep a clear face?

The list of what was wrong with my image ran through my mind a million miles per hour. I couldn’t stop judging myself..

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Trusting God with Your Relationship Status

Trusting God with Your Relationship Status

In today’s society it seems as though singleness is a curse. Our world portrays singleness as a condition of loneliness, doomed to the unfortunate. But I challenge this notion by saying that one can be single, and not be lonely. When you’re busy pursuing the kingdom, you don’t have time to be lonely.

If we are not careful, singleness can challenge our self-worth because of thoughts like… “if..

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How to Be a Woman Worth Pursuing

How to Be a Woman Worth Pursuing

We’ve written several articles in the past about how to be a godly woman in a difficult generation, we’ve talked about singleness, we’ve talked about relationships, but I thought it would be a good idea to address the topic of how to be a godly woman worth being pursued by a godly man.

Sometimes it’s hard to know what is required. Sometimes you wonder if you are doing something wrong if you’ve..

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When Your Life Feels Like a Parked Car

When Your Life Feels Like a Parked Car

I’ve heard this phrase many times, and yet somehow it makes me smile every time. The thought of sitting behind the wheel expecting to go somewhere but never putting the gear in drive seems ridiculous, yet how many of us live our lives just like this? Do you feel like your life is in park?

Ever try to drive a parked car?

God wants to be the one in charge of the wheel and the One to give..

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Can You Create Your Own Happiness?

Can You Create Your Own Happiness?

For as long as I can remember, I’ve needed to be my own “knight in shining armor”. I’ve tried desperately to protect myself from getting hurt or from being hurt by others. Needless to say, it can’t be accomplished. Pain is unavoidable, or so I’ve learned-the hard way.

Many times, I’ve fought to keep myself from doing things, or going places, or involving myself in things that might hurt me. I..

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