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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Stop breathing. Start living

Lately life has been a huge mess of stress and doubt. Faith and my walk with God has not been a priority of mine. I have so little time for myself during the day, and having time for Jesus just doesn’t happen anymore. Why is this? Why does God allow …

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The Step We Have to Take

I want to forget. I want to forget. I want to forget. But I can’t. There’s those little things you find. The little things that make you remember, the little things that make you have mini flashbacks. And boy, do they hurt so much. But we have to move on. …

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Assurance

Assurance is taking a deep breath. Opening your ears and hearing the quiet babble of a brook. Opening your eyes and letting them follow the trees all the way up to the stars. You can always count on the stars. Even when the moonlight fades, the stars stay behind and …

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This Thing Called Love….

The word “love” has many meanings to many people today and can bring up different types of emotions, feelings of romance, joy and happiness, maybe even pain, hurt and regret. In today’s society we are told ” You HAVE to find someone to love you, or you will be miserable …

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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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Called Simply to Love.

“Love one another”. John 13:34 What a simple verse. What does it mean to love one another? Well. One thing I am reminded of tonight is that God created us for relationships. To build relationships. To expect God to work. To expect Gods great love to move even in the …

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Safe but bored

I was sitting at my desk the other day studying for midterms when I looked up and looked into my fish tank. It was around 9:30 and I was tired from a stressful day at school so I started to doze off. My mind started to wonder. Some how I …

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What do we have?

Here we are. What do we have? Gotta honestly say the last week was a little tough for me. I got really sick on the weekend, and it took me what seemed like forever to get my strength back. Now, a week later I finally feel like myself again.  Almost.  …

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