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Purpose

In my very first article, I wrote about not feeling as though I have a purpose. I felt like I couldn’t make a difference and that God couldn’t possibly use me.  Over spring break I went on a missions trip to Mexico with my church and the experience was truly …

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Raising Your Own Plant

As a kid who has always grown up in a Christian family and goes to a Christian school, I have been around the stories of God and Jesus so often that I barely hear them anymore. Church services continue to go in one ear and out the other, making no …

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The Impact of Music

Now, by this title some people already are sighing and rolling their eyes. Don’t feel bad about it! I love music just as much as anyone reading this article. I could listen for hours just enjoying the beautiful art that people have made that pump me up before a sports …

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A Balance – Light in Darkness

You ever have those days where it seems everything in the world is against you? Everyone seems to need you for something and it is too much to handle and you do not want to let anyone down. It slowly pushes down on you, crushing you further and further. You …

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Be Diverse

Have you ever been caught following a stupid trend or following a certain person just because everyone else is doing it?  For example in the Merriam Webster dictionary, sheeple is described as people who are docile, compliant, or easily influenced: people likened to sheep. It also talks about examples of Apple fanboys/girls …

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Brokenness Brings Opportunity

A while ago, in my home town, a man went on a rampage through the city.  He first  hit a police officer with his vehicle and then stabbed him, and then continued down a busy street and hit four people. Between events like this and all of the hurricanes of …

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Flowers, the Sparrow & You

Worry, it is part of all of our day. But why? Do the sparrows sow and reap? Do the flowers spin and weave? Are we not so much more than these creatures? So why do we worry? Jesus said – “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you …

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In Regards to Resilience: Life

Life is like a battlefield. That should be an obvious statement. A particularly high death toll appears in the battlefield of a person’s mind, though. In my opinion, a person’s mind is their worst enemy. You criticize yourself, and you judge yourself to an extent that no one else does. …

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Walking Through Divorce

Divorce. This is something that almost 50% of all children will witness. Think of all the people living without their father or mother. All the kids who won’t learn how to properly maintain a healthy marriage because of how their parents handled theirs. All the broken hearts that see their loved …

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How Minecraft Relates To Christianity

Minecraft is a game where you defend your house from enemies and try to destroy the ender dragon. This game relates a lot to Christianity. It relates to our struggle with faith in a unique way. It’s like you versus Satan and you’re shooting arrows to try to defeat him. …

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