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I am Loved, Really?

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“Useless.” “Stupid.” “Good-for-nothing.” These are words and phrases some of us may identify with. Even though I know that I am a child of God, there are times I still label myself with these words.

How God Taught Me to Give

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I am surrounded by giving people. Their tireless generosity is inspiring to me, and I want to emulate their giving spirit.

What Love Really Means

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What Love Really Means Materials: Hand Drawn Type Description: I read somewhere that the word “love” has lost its meaning in today’s culture. It’s true. We use this word so casually these days that we make light of its true meaning. To understand again what love really is, I went back to God’s Word to see how it’s been used and described.

ODJ: God's Love Revealed

When I speak at schools, one question I’m frequently asked is, “If God loves us, why do so many people suffer in the world?” In responding to my listeners, I challenge the idea that God best expresses His love to us by giving us things and simply making our lives easy. This inaccurate way of viewing how He operates exists and persists both inside and outside of the church. So it

ODJ: Fulfilled

In the movie Frozen, a young princess named Elsa has the truly chilling ability to freeze anything she chooses. But then she accidentally harms her beloved sister Anna with her gift. Not being able to control her freezing ways, Elsa eventually hides in her own lonely ice castle. In the end, however, the princess finds that the personal touch of love allows her to see her gift reach its fu

Growing Up on Hollywood’s Love

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I rolled my eyes when I read the news that Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston are an item. “Wait, what? Didn't she just break up with Calvin Harris like yesterday?” I thought as I scrolled through the story.

Why Marriage isn’t the only way to experience True Love

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When I was in my teenage years, one of the signs of our coming of age was being able to buy liquor, and drink in bars or pubs. But as time went by and the guys completed their time in National Service and the girls entered their final year of university, drinking lost its novelty.

When He said He Didn’t Like Me

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Relationships. Many of us, myself included, crave to be in one. There was a time in my life when I was head over heels with this guy, whom I shall refer to as Andy.

ODJ: radical love

Early in his career, former Ku Klux Klan (a white supremacist group) leader Johnny Lee Clary met African-American Reverend Wade Watts at a radio station debate. “Hello Mr. Clary,” Reverend Watts said before they went on air. “I just want you to know that I love you and Jesus loves you.” The debate was intense, with Clary arguing why whites and blacks should be separated an