Entries by Hilary Charlet

Why Won’t God Give Me What I Want?

I want that marriage.
I want that vacation.
I want that . . . Fill in your want.

I wanted the full-time job.

But the more I prayed about it, the more I knew that it wasn’t going to happen just quite yet.

3 Ways to Worship God During Tough Times

Last year was a tough one for me. It started off great—I went to my first-ever Christian conference in February, and it was amazing. Everything I heard and saw at the conference encouraged me, challenged me, and filled my heart with a deeper realization of God’s love for us.

I Was Told I Would Be A Failure

“You’ll never make it in marketing; you’re too shy and quiet,” my professor told me, “I think you should change your major.”

I have since replayed this memory many times.

Why Don’t Miracles Happen Anymore (Or Do They)?

When we were kids, I watched my brother nearly lose his life more than once as he underwent open heart surgery. The surgeon sat us down once, and told us that if my brother survived the night

5 Things I Dislike But I’m Thankful For

If I asked you to name right now five things you are grateful for, I’m sure you can rattle off more than that—family, friends, food, a home, a car, a job, sunshine, snow, coffee, and so on.

I’m Not Who You See on Instagram

One square photo. One little box under our fingertip that we scroll through daily. That’s all it takes for us to form an opinion about someone or something.

The Day I Stopped Comparing

Who remembers dial-up Internet, a limit on the amount of texts you could send per month, and the handy-dandy flip phone? What about the Gameboy, LeapPad, and board games?