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Do You Have a Hidden Struggle?

I had become a monster; a disgusting ravenous beast, a slave who willingly bowed down to her idols of greasy Doritos and countless cans of Mountain Dew.  My high school years were spent planning my next junk food binge; and how I could ever so deviously cover up my tracks. The doctors called my condition [...]

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Miley Cyrus, the VMAS, and Shutting Up

I forgot about the VMAs until I scrolled through my Twitter feed. Music isn’t really my thing. Outside of The Killers, I don’t really have a preference beyond wanting to listen to something with a catchy sound and gorgeous lyrics. So the VMAs weren’t something I was particularly interested in. But scrolling through my feed, [...]

Nuwandalice

Little Details That Are Beautiful to Him

It astounds me that the details of life are under-appreciated. Those minute pieces hidden within the heavy day-to-day are undervalued: I think that plain fingernails, sans-polish, are beautiful. I appreciate the way that freckles decorate cheeks, like little memories reminding you of the many fun days under the sun. I think that calloused feet are blessed [...]

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Does Your Trust Trump Your Terror?

Trust. Such a word bears so much weight. Such a word can make people cringe. What do you think of when you hear such a word? I think of standing on a ledge, your back facing the sunshine, and Daddy tells you to fall backwards. You wouldn’t dare. The pool’s icy temperature repels you. The sounds of [...]

CristianaGasparotto

God Accepts You, Do You?

Mark 12:30-31 says this, “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” If we are honest, as Christian women [...]

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She Gave Her Load to the Mountain Man

She gave her load To the Mountain Man To the good ‘ole Pioneer He stands tall Holy and brave and strong His rough beard Lines His face And the twinkle in His eye Pulls her closer to Him She has a feeling she can trust Him He has big, tough hands Hands that have created Stars [...]

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When God Beckons, Will You Follow?

In the fifth book of The Chronicles of Narnia, the Pevensie children are summoned back to Narnia to aid Prince Caspian in his fight to defeat the bad king and restore the land back to what it once was, now deemed “Old Narnia.” At one point in this beloved story, the children are en route [...]

Spencer Finnley

How Deep is Your Well?

We’ve all got our own wells. A well is a place you go to when you’re “running on low.” When you’re spent, and you’ve got nothing left. A well is a place you go to when you’re desperate. Some people’s wells are guys. For others, it’s alcohol. Or parties. Or throwing up. Or cutting. Or [...]

Bethan

Battling the Conflicting Voices

  I couldn’t believe it when he told me I was beautiful. He said I was smart, a wonderful and beautiful gift that only he could cherish. He said I was the most beautiful girl he had ever seen and could not wait to spend the rest of his life with me. What did I [...]

RobbyMueller

The Purposeful Process

  Twenty-seven years old.  When I was younger, I always envisioned things would look so different than they do now at the age of twenty-seven.  I think we all thought we had our paths laid out, our futures planned and the stars aligned as little girls entering the 5th grade. When I was little, I loved [...]