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The one concern of the devil is to keep Christians from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work and prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, mocks at our wisdom, but he trembles when we pray.  -Samuel Chadwick A while back I shared in a post about my experience learning about prayer whilst I was in England. {You can read that post here.} Since then, I’ve been thinking about prayer a lot and wanting to learn more about more »

My Struggle with Testimony envy (1)

When I was 8 I hated my red hair. I didn’t want red hair. I wanted blonde hair, like Cinderella or Aurora. Their gorgeous hair looked so perfect, and I had mega hair envy. When I became a teen, I started memorizing verses about self-image and eventually realized God thought my red hair was beautiful and He made it that way on purpose. Eventually, I came to like it. Occasionally, people (be they friends or random hair stylists) have told more »

How to be fearless fb

Prefer to watch videos instead of reading? View the video version of this post on YouTube: Heart pounding, I was anything but fearless. Taking a deep breath, I stepped off of the white bus with five fellow students. I glanced up at the tall tree with the orange flowers; it looked so different at night. Peering down the street, I took a deep breath. The house I was staying at during my time studying in Costa Rica was only a more »

Waiting for something can be super hard, so here are a few things to keep in mind for when you are in a season of waiting.

The gate slammed shut right as my brother and I reached the front of the line. Four year old Kyle stuck out his lower lip and proceeded to grasp ahold of the gate, peering through the wires at the lucky kids who were already able to enter the gate and ride the fun Taz Swings at this Six Flags park. His brow furrowed and he begun to shake the gate as hard as his tiny arms could. “Let me in!” more »

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Do you want to be bold for Jesus? I mean audaciously bold for Him- where you have no fear of telling others about Him or even just bringing Him up in a conversation. Yeah, me too. :) Ever since my mission trip to England, I’ve been reading through the book of Acts. One of my favorite stories in Acts is when Peter and John healed the lame beggar (Acts 3). The beggar had been sitting by the temple gate and more »