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Left Behind

A couple months ago, a friend of mine passed away. Death hurts enough when it’s natural, but when you know what I know about this, it hurts even more that someone leaving you of natural causes. She did it herself. I was painting a picture, the picture was a painting …

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Tight Ropes, Fear & the Great Tug of War

It takes a while for us to notice that life can be connected towards many things.  But right now life is like a tightrope. This could have more than one meaning, one could be a real tight rope like in a tug-of-war. If you hold on to something too tight, …

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Encounter Tuesday: Recovering Faith

As we begin our third week of Encounter, I’ve been thinking about these questions: “What is the role of faith in our busy schedule?  What does it look like to follow Jesus in February during a school year?  What is God inviting us to during a week like this?” As I …

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Floating through Faith

If you’ve ever taken swimming lessons, then you’ll know that being able to float is one of the first things that the instructor shows you. I vividly remember floating in the shallow instruction pool, with my teacher telling me “If you panic, just float. Then you’ll be fine.” Floating was thought of …

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Constant Wonder.

A couple days ago I went to the mountains to ski. As we were driving there, I looked out the window at the mountains – which leave me in awe every time. The way God shapes them each differently. The way that the snow stays in the valleys – the …

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God can use me?

I need to stop thinking that God can’t use me. The past three weeks have been insane, between the countless phone calls, emails and, the never ending amount of paperwork. All the while struggling to keep God at the center. I’m only 16 and my whole world has become about …

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The Love of a Father

Last week, I was working–as many people do. I was folding t-shirts by the cashier, and I couldn’t help but overhear a conversation by a father and his toddler son. The father had just refused to let his son buy a toy truck, and the little boy was angry, his …

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It’s Beautiful

Over the past few days, I’ve been examining my relationship with God; as a young woman, as faith, and as everyday life. I’ve seen how much I need God as I every had before, that never changes. I always need Him. I’ve see how important it is to stay in …

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Living Life

I look around me in this room full of students and I wonder what they are all feeling. Struggle, stress, fear. With the school year just beginning we start to want what we don’t have. We want summer back, we want school to be over, we want better hair (I …

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The Question

When helping out at Preschool Sunday school, you see and hear the weirdest things. This weekend was particularly unique. With kids running into walls on purpose while laughing about being invincible, to little 3-year-old boys telling girls they like them because their cute, there’s always something to laugh about. One …

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