When Life Doesn’t Go as Expected

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Who am I? What am I here for? I used to think these two great questions could be answered once, then put aside. As we prayed for direction, discovered our gifts, and pursued our passions, we would find the one big thing we were meant to do with our lives. Now I’m not so sure.

Will I Ever Be Good Enough?

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I come from a loving family, and have great friends, but there have been days where I’ve felt like I was living under their shadow. All of them seemed to enjoy success in the areas of work, relationships, and ministry, while I seemed to keep losing out on academic and personal achievements.

When My Personality Made Me Feel Inferior

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“S”—supportive. This implies I am someone who tends to play a support role better than a leadership role. That I am always on the agreeable side, and prefer to follow, not to lead. When I searched my heart, I knew that I did naturally tend to accommodate and value harmony, and I really had no desire to lead.

Abandoned But Not Forgotten

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What if... someone didn’t care about you anymore? What if someone left you? Abandoned. I’ll be honest, I’ve struggled with this word. It’s a word that stands out boldly on one of my birth documents.

God Isn't Done With Your Story Yet

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Growing up, I lived in great fear of my abusive father. I was neglected, beaten, and abused. His treatment convinced me that I was unwanted—a burden hardly worth being tolerated.

Handing in My Self-Degrading Thoughts

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One of the most natural habits I acquired through life was that of putting myself down. I didn’t need anyone talking down at or to me because I was already so good at doing it to myself. 

5 Lies to Stop Believing About Yourself

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It’s often easy to get caught up in what the world says is important and become distracted from who Christ says we are. To keep from falling into that trap, let’s look to the Bible for some sure antidotes.

Truths I Wish to Share with My 20-Year-Old Self

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In my early twenties, I hated being single. I thought it meant that I was unattractive and unwanted.

Finding Certainty in the Midst of Uncertainties

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Our twenties are full of uncertainty. I never really realized this until I graduated college, and the structure of my life was disrupted.