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Adult Bible School Devotional

How many times have you wanted to do something or been told to do something and thought to yourself, “lol. no shot”? I can’t count the times I have. At least twice in the past 24 hours. One was when I knew I had to get up early and be functional and social for a […]

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Is Anything Too Hard?

I’ve been in desperate places before God lately. At the start of every day last week Haisten counted down the days to his birthday. Only 15 more days mama. Only 13 more days mama. Only 10. As a parent it was difficult for me to struggle with not being as excited as he was about […]

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Seven

The floor was cold and the walls were high, but at some point they had become transparent. I do not remember when I moved on from my identity as a happy high school cheerleader with all the friends and the confidence to talk to just anyone to who I found myself to be that night. […]

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Walls Are Not Boundaries

Sex. My husband and I heard the word on a young leader’s podcast this morning and he was unapologetic for it. He said all he knew about sex was you better not do it before you’re married. My husband said, “You know, that’s the truth though. Growing up in church, I thought if I messed […]

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Which is it, Church?

Memories. I remember being afraid to open some of those notifications. I’m a runner… well… I was. For a long time, I think I thought a new town meant a new name. What I know now, though, is a new town may have been a new opportunity, but it was still the same me. There […]

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Search Your Heart; God is not Interested in your Social Media. 

I discovered early in my walk with the Lord what He called me to, well us.. Christians… This does not mean that I always did it, or suddenly became perfect as I grew, but I always understood. In the words of every Disney kid’s favorite bunny, “If you can’t say nothing nice, don’t say nothing […]

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What Happens After You Watch Your Mouth?