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What I Wish I Knew When I was 17

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Dear 17-year-old me, How exciting it must be! You have the world at your feet, and you’re about to embark upon what some call “the best years of your life.”

Who Can Tame the Tongue?

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I told myself I wouldn't speak ill of a colleague when I heard others talking about her. But curiosity got the better of me one day, and I jumped in on the conversation.

Tasting God’s Grace Through Unexpected Challenges

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The year 2017 has been a rollercoaster for me. There have been plenty of ups but also plenty of downs and unexpected twists and turns along the way.

How to Fall and Fail Better

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In my time writing for YMI, I’ve shared my reflections on my struggles with perfectionism, alcohol, and masturbation, among others. As this year comes to an end, I wanted to be able to proclaim that I have found complete victory over these struggles.

The Time I Attempted Suicide

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Pills and broken glass, tears and blood, fear and despair. It was one of the darkest nights of my life. I didn’t want to do it yet I couldn’t see how to face the next day. The pain of ending everything there and then seemed lesser compared to the pain of going on.

When Gender becomes “a thing”

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“Ha, ‘That’s not the gender I associate with’. Can you believe that’s even a thing these days? The world has gotten so ridiculous.” A friend and I were discussing how you can't be too quick to assume one's gender these days.

Grace Upon Grace

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Title: Grace Upon Grace Materials: Hand-lettering Description: What…

How A Preacher I Didn’t like Convicted me

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“But if not for the grace of God, I am finished!” said the speaker at my church one Sunday.

3 Ways Discomfort Discomforted Me

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Not again. I was at my wit’s end. A good two and a half weeks had passed since I had finished my second course of antibiotics, but as I gazed at the ceiling that night—awake, alert, and anxious—it felt as though I was back to square one.