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Christian Life, Christmas/Advent, Theology

Christmas Reminds Us That Waiting Is Part of God’s Plan

One of the hardest parts about Christmas as a kid was waiting for it to come. The month of December seemed to drag on forever. One of the longest seeming Decembers was when I was six.   That year, I asked Santa for an American Girl doll (the epitome of greatness for little girls at the time). I even saved …

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Christian Life, Christmas/Advent, Theology

Christmas Gives Us Hope Because God Keeps His Promises

Honestly, I can’t believe it’s already December. This year seems to have gone by so quickly. I don’t know if it’s just because I’m getting older or if time is actually speeding up, but regardless, this past year seems to have just flown by.   Despite my feeling of time warp, I’m super excited for Christmas. Christmas has always been …

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Christian Life, Single Life, Theology

Singleness Is Temporary, but the Family of God is Forever

Family holiday events when you’re single can be hard. I still remember the feelings I had at Thanksgiving and Christmas as I watched my cousins bring their significant others to family events, even the ones that were quite a bit younger than me. I felt so behind and a bit like a loser. I’m not saying anyone ever set out …

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Married Life, Single Life, Theology

Marriage Is Temporary

Every Disney princess movie pretty much ends the same way: said princess and her prince charming ride off into the sunset. From this, we assume that all their problems were permanently solved and they stay married forever. You don’t really think about how their life progresses or how it ends. Married Life Is Still Unpredictable The truth is that life …

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Single Life

Why Being Single Doesn’t Mean There’s Something Wrong with You

If there’s one thing that Lifetime movies are great at, it’s reinforcing the idea that life is not complete without romance. Okay, it’s not just Lifetime that’s guilty of this. It’s probably every rom-com ever and about a million songs. This is a lie, but it’s one that I totally bought into and that you may buy into too. When …

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Christian Life

An Open Letter to My Former Selves: A Reflection on 28 Years of Life

This past week I turned 28. There’s nothing like a birthday to make you feel sentimental and reflective. I’ve been thinking about what I’ve accomplished in my life thus far, what I still want to accomplish, and the major lessons I’ve learned in my 28 years. There are times when I wish I could go back and give my former …

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Christian Life, Spiritual Disciplines

Confessions of an Reluctant Faster

If you watched my latest Facebook Live video for my Six Week Spiritual Growth Journey (you can find it on my Facebook page), you’ll know that this week the subject was fasting. I admitted freely on video and admit freely here that I hate fasting, mostly because I have a great love for food. However, I think that’s why it’s …

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