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Used by God

I learn by watching people. I love to look at godly Christian women and marvel at what God has done in their lives. If you asked me directly I could give you the names of a dozen people I look up to and the qualities that I admire in them. But watching them has often… Continue reading Used by God

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You Will Never Be Worthy (But Jesus Is)

Sometimes I feel discouraged by reading the New Testament. There are 1,050 commands in the New Testament alone, complete with seventy-four things to be and thirty things to not be... Do you ever look at even a few and realize that, even as a Christian, saved by grace, loved by Jesus, walking in the light-- you… Continue reading You Will Never Be Worthy (But Jesus Is)

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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