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A New Chapter

This is a new thing for me. I feel like a real live college student. Maybe because--that's what I am. Well, sort of.  Right now I'm sitting on a wooden bench in the middle of a college. I hear the fountain. I hear people's voices. I hear music coming from a booth behind me, where… Continue reading A New Chapter

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This is God’s Will for Your Life

“What is God’s will for my life?” A common question, especially when you’re a teenager who’s crouching on the springboard to the rest of life: college. This is where the rubber hits the road—all those childhood dreams fall to the wayside when you consider that whatever you study in college might actually have to count… Continue reading This is God’s Will for Your Life

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Who is the Real Liar?

How many lies do you believe on a daily basis? Ten? Twenty? One hundred? As Christians, we so often blame the media for the evil messages being spread around the world. Are you feeling insecure? It's probably because of the unrealistic expectations set by models in magazines. Are you feeling inadequate? That's because the world… Continue reading Who is the Real Liar?

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The Christian and the Environment

This is an essay I wrote for school which fits nicely with Earth Day, which was on Sunday. Enjoy! Every year on April 22nd, almost two hundred countries around the world celebrate the earth. This is Earth Day, when everyone is invited to plant a tree, clean up trash, or conserve energy. As everyone spends… Continue reading The Christian and the Environment

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Hurricanes and Wildfires– What Natural Disasters Teach Us About God

This morning I woke up to a hazy red glow over the tops of the trees in my backyard. I didn't think much of it until receiving a text from my dad with a link to a newspaper article. It explained that my region of the Pacific Northwest has been covered with not only smoke,… Continue reading Hurricanes and Wildfires– What Natural Disasters Teach Us About God

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On Suffering and the Sovereignty of God

Today I'm going to share some exerts from a book I'm reading by Elisabeth Elliot, and some thoughts of my own afterwards. They are all primarily about suffering and God's sovereign hand in it. I pray that these words will encourage you this morning. "Have you noticed those two verses in Psalm 147 that juxtapose… Continue reading On Suffering and the Sovereignty of God

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3 Lies You Shouldn’t Believe (and the Truth that Destroys Them) (Part 2)

Welcome back to this series! If you missed part one, you can read it here. To review, we're going over some lies that you really shouldn't believe... and the truth that destroys these lies. (But you probably knew that from the title.) 🙂 And now on to lie number two! Lie #2--- "The suffering heaped on… Continue reading 3 Lies You Shouldn’t Believe (and the Truth that Destroys Them) (Part 2)

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Five Ways Spring Gives Me Hope

Another spring post for you! (I apologize for the delay.) And I think this is going to be the last of my little series... because, quite frankly, I've run out of topics strictly related to spring. 😉 But we'll see... Spring is the season of hope. I alluded to this last week, but want to elaborate… Continue reading Five Ways Spring Gives Me Hope