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Depression: Fighting for Joy in the Midst of Darkness

As believers, we may think depression and faith could not occur together. But because of the cross, we who face despair can still find hope.  Depression is something we hear about all the time. I’m here to tell you it is much more than just being sad. Most Christians I know who have struggled with… Continue reading Depression: Fighting for Joy in the Midst of Darkness

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Assurance: When Having Faith Doesn’t Change Our Circumstances

Having big faith doesn’t always mean our circumstances change. We can have assurance in the promises of the Lord, even we do not see His plans.  Just have faith… Over time the phrase almost became offensive. Like the squealing of dull brakes. You knew it was coming, but the way each word came grinding upon… Continue reading Assurance: When Having Faith Doesn’t Change Our Circumstances

Devotional · Stay Sane

Vulnerability: Having A Compassionate Heart for Suffering People

The compassion of Jesus should be our posture in the face of vulnerability. His example teaches us to carry the weight of suffering to the throne of God. Have you ever been informed you were being too vulnerable? Or maybe you’re too much. Alternatively, I would wager we’ve all been in a situation where we… Continue reading Vulnerability: Having A Compassionate Heart for Suffering People

Devotional · Stay Sane

Save: Having Courage to Share the Truth of God Through Rejection

Sharing the message of Christ can sometimes feel like a lost cause. But, only Christ can save. We must have the courage to share His Truth. Even through rejection.  Being a teenager, or really any age, in 2018 should be considered an extreme sport. Several gold stars should be awarded to those who are surviving… Continue reading Save: Having Courage to Share the Truth of God Through Rejection

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Sweetness: Tasting His Presence Through the Process

Sometimes faith is a process, or promises take a while to come true. In the place of waiting, the sweetness of the Presence of the Lord sustains us.  One of my favorite things about fall is all the delicious smells and tastes in the air. I love a mouthwatering apple cobbler; a buttery crust, topped… Continue reading Sweetness: Tasting His Presence Through the Process

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Distractions: Completely Opening Ourselves to God’s Existence

This world offers a multitude of distractions. It’s easy to miss God’s obvious glory. We even question His existence. “Where are you, God? Make yourself known, be apparent, show up!”  I’ve demanded these things from God way more than I would care to admit. My questions usually happen when I’ve reached the limit of my… Continue reading Distractions: Completely Opening Ourselves to God’s Existence

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Middle: Trusting God’s Grace to Empower Us Daily

The grace of Jesus not only saves us for eternity but empowers us to live daily for Him. Let us not forget the power within us when we feel stuck in the middle.  Have you ever tried something really incredible? Something you didn’t think you could do, but you tried it anyway? Have you ever… Continue reading Middle: Trusting God’s Grace to Empower Us Daily

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Getting Unstuck: Moving Forward With Faith

There will always be circumstances or situations in our lives that cause us to get stuck. We’ve got to keep fighting to move forward with faith. I grew up in this lovely place called the Lowcountry, where mossy oak trees, salty rivers and pluff mud are just a few of the things that adorn its… Continue reading Getting Unstuck: Moving Forward With Faith