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Real?

You know the vicious cycle of self-esteem? Where you need reassurance desperately but you feel terrible for needing the reassurance in the first place? Then you sit alone in the dark wondering what to do and recounting all prior things you wish you hadn’t done, and sway in agony. Loneliness …

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Rejection

Feeling at the pit of despair. And right there and then, when you open up they all leave. The friends who know you rely on them abandon you even after the millions of times they promised otherwise. You need someone to accept you, to care, to love you, to let …

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Encounter Friday: Partnering With God

Partnering with God The following passage was written by Zechariah and it is about a vision he had of being in Heaven with God, the angels, and Joshua. By the way, this Joshua was a high priest, not Joshua from Jericho. Zechariah 3: 3-5 reads: Now Joshua was dressed in …

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Encounter Thursday: Explore

The theme of this week’s encounter is exploring faith, and while I was thinking about what to write I remembered a drawer I have in my room holding old memories. It’s completely devoted to old Bible verses I loved, journals from Bible camps and missions trips, and other memories of …

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Encounter Wednesday: Exploring Forgiveness

There are many times in life when we need to come to terms and make amends with our past. This process is called forgiveness. This is difficult no matter the situation. Forgiveness isn’t only about others, but also your personal spiritual growth. People who are unable to forgive hold a …

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Born to Love

I think a lot of us forget the reason why we are here, what we are meant to do. Many of us turn to violence, hate, unforgiveness, etc. to deal with problems in our lives. Why did Jesus come though? He came to love us, to be an example to …

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How To Trust (Again)

Once trust is broken, how can anyone trust again? Is it even possible? I know when you trust someone so deeply, and you tell them many things, it’s hard to trust anyone besides them. But on the day they betray you and flood the world with your secrets, your heart …

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All It Takes Is One

Anti-bullying week has just passed and the feeling is still in the air. Late at night I got this strange feeling to write about my story and my experience with bullying. I tried to sleep it off but I couldn’t, it was like I had to write it right then …

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Accept

Lately a lot of things have been on my mind. I see so many of my friends hurting, some even pulling each other apart. People keep rejecting, leaving, and shattering each other. Why though? Can we all not unite even with our differences? How much better would our world be …

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Sacred Space

I was inspired to write about this by my pastor in my class. Sacred space – A space or time that is open to feeling and hearing God, when you take the time to stop and breathe and be filled with wonder. When I walked into the cafe, where this …

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