Relationships: “He Say, She Say”, but What Does God Say?

Let me start by saying this post is not a battle of the sexes post to talk about which gender is right or wrong regarding relationships. We're all human, and are all in need of guidance by the Holy Spirit when it comes to our relations with the opposite sex. What lead me to write this is my own curiosity. Specifically, I've always wondered why my generation has picked up on the "blame game" and why we choose to believe that these "all men are dogs" and "all women are bitter" accusations are true...
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How Do I Grow Spiritually?

Seems so cliche to say, "In order to grow spiritually, we must develop a relationship with God through Christ." When I say cliche, I am referring to an expression which has become overused to the point of losing its original meaning, or effect. Let's point out the obvious. We know, or have been told, that people do things like go to church and surround themselves with a community of believers, they develop an active prayer life and read the Bible daily to grow. Actually, I don't want to pl...
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Church, Where Is Your Jesus?!

I'm about to bring up a touchy subject that I think holds to be true to this day. Call it extreme, but I believe it is the faithful church goers that are the people who miss Jesus the most, and I speak from experience. "Church" has been a band-aid for many people. It's often used to speed up the healing process, but when removed, it uncovers deep and obvious scars that are left from when we've gotten burned and hit by the irons and weight of life. It's like spraying perfume o...
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Can I Take A Moment To Be Transparent With You?

I think I've lost count of the number of times I've sat somewhere and scrolled through someone's life on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media websites, only to be left feeling lonely, insecure, broken and empty inside when I've finished. Why do I even do this to myself?! It never fails! I ALWAYS get those feelings every time I find myself comparing my life to someone else's. I've heard so many people look at my life and tell me how much I'm blessed, and for...
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Don’t Think!

WORD OF WARNING: If there's anything at the top of the enemy's list, it's to plant thoughts in believers' minds to make them think that they don't matter. It's called DECEPTION, and it's an old "trick" he's had up his sleeve since the day he met Eve in the garden of Eden. There's an old saying that goes, "The enemy doesn't have new tricks; he just has new faces," and it's the face of THOUGHTS that's been causing believers to q...
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Tired? Better Get You Some REST!

Ahhh, SUMMER. A season full of vacations, good food and unforgettable memories, right? I guess you can say it depends on the person, but for the most part, people like to maximize their time in this season...especially students, like myself. After a long year of school work, we're ready to kick back, relax and just enjoy life! We want to travel! Go to amusement parks! Hang out with friends! Stay up until 5 or 6 in the morning...for no reason! Be free to enjoy life without any obligations! I had ...
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BOLDNESS.

I finally worked up the nerve to acknowledge an older cousin by their first name, and they were okay with it. I’m not sure how many people can identify with this, but it always felt weird to me to call an older cousin “ma’am” or “sir”, but it also felt weird to call them by their first name too because they’re adults. Growing up, I had always been taught to show respect when it’s due; especially to older adults. I was to alway...
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Let Me Encourage You!

Hey people! How is your week going? Are you mentally prepared to keep going? Does the thought of another day make you excited? Nervous? Upset? Scared? Doesn't make you feel at all? I don't know about you, but last week was really trying for me, but in the midst, the Lord gave me a peace of mind! I just thought I'd share my experiences with you! Take a look! :)
"You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant p...
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What is GRACE?!

When I first became a Christian, one of the hardest things to grasp about my newness in Christ was GRACE. Why? Because it was so simple. We live in a world where our rewards, status, and power are strictly determined by the quality of our efforts alone. Here and there, you may get by depending on who you know, but the majority of our lives are centered on the effort to prove ourselves to others in order to get ahead in life. Not much is handed out freely, but we're giv...
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Preach What You Practice

I was somewhat of a shy girl. I was never the one to be the first to volunteer to get up in front of a crowd, yet I always found myself in the front. Either it was a result of someone recognizing something in me, or it was just that nobody else was willing to do the it. Much of the fear of being in the front came from not having my words together. Thinking on my feet was so hard for me. That's what kept me behind the scenes, and I stayed behind the scenes for as long as I could help it. Yet, I f...
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