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You Can’t Text God: How Social Media is Affecting My Prayer Life

I have debated on deactivating my Facebook account many times over the years, and sometimes I was brave enough to take the plunge, yet it always seems to suck me back into it’s time-wasting vortex. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. I have started to ask myself why this is. With the invention of smart phones and these […]

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Casting Down Lies

A few months ago, my eyes were opened to the stark reality that I was struggling with an area of my past. I found myself getting easily offended and constantly upset from discussions with my husband to people that I didn’t even know on Facebook. I would make great assumptions and I began to believe […]

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Spiritual Unity: Studying the Bible with Your Spouse

I have been a Christian for almost fifteen years and my husband has been a Christian for over twenty years. In December, we will have been married for seven years. Throughout the many years of wedded bliss, I have always longed for the days when Paul and I would enjoy deep times of Bible study […]

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God Can Use Empty Cups: Part 1

This summer marks eight years that I came back to the Lord after being a prodigal daughter for many years, believing in God, but living as if He didn’t exist. In the course of those eight years, I have grown so much in my spiritual walk that it’s sometimes hard to remember myself before that […]

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Heaven on Earth: Finding Family

  I heard a quote the other day that really hit me strongly. “The more heaven comes to earth, the more earth will look like family.” -Jonathan Helser Oh, how I long to experience heaven in that way again, I thought! Within that statement, I began to envision the Father’s heart behind His original design […]

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God’s In The Details

The consistency of my writing has been delayed over the last couple months. I don’t like that it has, but I have had to come to grips that the season I’m in really isn’t allowing me to pour out in that way right now. The challenges of the constant change in routine as my little […]

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How Powerful Prayer Conquered My Panic Attacks- Post on ibelieve.com/crosswalk.com

Anxiety seems to plague many Christians lives. I wrestled with anxiety/panic attacks for many years and allowed it to become a part of my life until I realized that Jesus died on the cross so that I could be free from all sickness, including mental sickness! The enemy always tries the same ol’ tricks and […]

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You’re the ‘Jim’ to my ‘Pam’: How “The Office” has Reminded Me How Much I Love My Husband

The TV show, The Office, first aired 10 years ago last month. I had friends in college who were super obsessed with the show during its run, but I never watched a single episode until November of last year when my mom gave us her Netflix log-in information (best early Christmas present ever!). Feeling a little behind on The Office “love […]

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Rejecting Rejection

“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it” (Proverbs 4:23, NIV). I have read that verse many times, but the other day, I realized the importance of this instruction from the Word of God. The enemy is so quick to “steal, kill, and destroy” (John 10:10a) the Word of God […]

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