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The Rejected & the Redeemer

The Rejected and the Redeemer

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When we look at Jesus’ life, we see that he had many radical interactions with people who were marginalized—those who had fallen to the fringes of society because of sin, shame, judgment, or even physical defect and sickness. 

4 Weapons For Battling Anxiety in Difficult Seasons

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Fresh waves of anxiety threatened to pull me under. Honestly? I felt like God had played me. I trusted Him when I left the business I co-founded. I trusted Him to order my steps towards purpose. And I trusted Him when I prayerfully entered that relationship.

Yes, God Will Give You More Than You Can Handle

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I looked over at One-Ear, who was lying nearby, knocked out by the local anesthesia.  Hot, salty tears began to form in my eyes and run down my cheeks, as the reality of saying goodbye to my loyal little companion of 19 years hit home. Not this too, Lord. Walking home afterward with my cat’s empty carrier in my limp hand was like trying to wade through fast-setting concrete. The trials and mental anguish l had endured in the previous 12 months—depressive episodes, burnout, and agoraphobia—weighed me down until l felt like l couldn’t take another step.

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.

Is Fear Threatening to Overwhelm You?

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I was listening to one of my favorite Christian radio shows, and the topic that day was fear. I thought to myself, “I really don’t have a problem with fear,” but I listened anyway. Fast forward about 10 years . . . Now I can tell you about fear.

Help, My Body's Out of Control!

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I’m not sure how I got down this particular rabbit hole, but I ended up reading an article about body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs). And what I read crushed me.

When the Going Gets Tough . . . Give Thanks!

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Giving thanks in all circumstances. It seems easier when things are going well and worry seems far. But as I’ve thought about thankfulness more deeply recently, I’ve pondered how we can make sense of this command when life is crashing around us.

The #10YearChallenge: How Has God Worked In Your Life?

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If you’ve been active on social media lately, you would’ve seen the #10YearChallenge hashtag, along with side-by-side photos of your friends from 10 years ago and now, dominating your Facebook and Instagram feeds.

Why I Run on Hills

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Our running group has been training for a marathon over the last few months. As part of our training, our coach designated hills training on a weekly basis. Hill runs are tough. So why do we do it?