It can be hard to wait when we can't see what goes on behind the scenes. Here are four lessons about waiting that we can learn from going out to eat.

The following is a guest post by my friend, Bonnie For the past two summers and over my last Christmas break, I worked as a hostess at a steak restaurant close to where I live. I loved my job as a hostess: the community I had with my coworkers always filled me with so much joy, I never had to lift any heavy trays and I got to spend my shifts welcoming people in and talking to them. It was more »

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Is your personal Bible study time dull and boring, or exciting and delightful? Either way, today I’m sharing how you can make your quiet time more colorful… and how colored pencils revolutionized my Bible study routine. Before I dive into that, though, here’s a little backstory: At the beginning of July, I decided I would read the book of Luke. I started off reading a chapter a day because that’s what I had been doing the previous month when I more »

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Looking for ways to pray during a breakup? I totally understand. Two of my close friends have gone through breakups this summer and I know the struggle of knowing what exactly to pray for them. Back in August, I wrote a post about two ways to comfort your friend when she’s going through a breakup. One of these ways was praying for your friend. Today, I thought I would share 7 ways to pray for your friend during her breakup. more »

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I remember the very first time I laid eyes on a journaling Bible. It was my senior year of high school, and one of my friends received one as a present. She brought it to Bible class and all the girls ooh-ed and ah-ed over the gorgeous floral cover. Then she opened it and showed us how there were lines on the inside she could use to take notes. It felt weird, being jealous of a Bible. Seemed paradoxical or more »

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In October 2015, I attended an interest meeting at my university for a mission trip to the U.K. I left the meeting and immediately called my dad. “Sooo I’m supposed to go to England,” I said. I filled out an application and then began to attend training meetings starting in January. Learning more about England and the spiritual darkness there stirred my heart. I couldn’t wait to go! In late February, we were assigned our teams. Three people on my more »