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  It’s finally hit you. After weeks, months or maybe even years of believing that you have it all, you are left searching. Maybe for your parents, but not for you. That job you were so excited to get, it now leaves you drained. All the sports you became the star player in, they don’t
  Can the church find hope again?   I’m heartbroken, in shock and saddened. Rachel Held Evans, one of the pinnacles of Progressive Christianity, met Jesus face-to-face yesterday. She dared us to see the world from the stance of Christ and be His hands and feet.   Her words are threaded throughout my thesis and
  When a friend or a loved one is struggling with addiction, they can believe that there is no hope for them. They might think that their addiction is what defines them and that there is no path out. It’s not your responsibility to decide whether or not they get sober, but you can use
  Perfectionism (noun) is defined as the refusal to accept any standard short of perfection. It’s also a generational curse that has been spread across a lot of families, including mine.   It’s something that, one day at a time, I am continually giving up to God. I’ve fully accepted this and that’s just to the
  It hasn’t been easy to be in full-time ministry as a single woman.   The problem is that the church has perpetuated marriage as the pinnacle of spiritual maturity and the assumed role of the majority of its congregants. They force many into marriage out of fear of sexual immorality, lack of understanding, jealousy
  Each Facebook status declares our abstinence – bearing the glamour of false pride and modern spirituality. We sit around and stare at blank screens – scrolling through the list of piety – measuring our choices against others. Are we fasting enough? Are we looking holy enough?   As I search through endless posts –
  Rest is such a foreign word to most people in our society today, where we are constantly being encouraged to hustle and work in excess. The actual definition of rest is to cease work and to recover. We have souls—our soul controls our mind, will, and emotions. This dated back to Genesis when God
  In the recent decade, I’ve witnessed tragic instances of broken relationships and detrimental rifts within various communities: schools, churches, neighborhoods, families and the workplace. Many of us are sometimes caught off guard, berating ourselves for not catching the signs much sooner.   Feelings of regret, anger, and disbelief collide in one single moment of realization:
  Saint. Spiritual Leader. Gifted Preacher. Man/Women of Holiness.   These are some of the words that paint the image of an ideal pastor in evangelical circles, but what if I told you the Church has made a grave mistake – a mistake in overlooking the deep-rooted pain and untold secrets of their pastor. What
  The practice of gratitude is a powerful thing.   Gratitude is defined noun – the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return the kindness.   For a while, I found myself stuck in addiction, slight depression, and constant anxiety. Starting this gratitude practice early on, recovery has made a