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How to Deal with Success and Failure

photo credit: Allan Ward I laid on the carpet, my eyes trained on my bedroom ceiling. Emotions shot through me as I recalled the things I had done in the last several days. I thought of the bad: the times I disobeyed God, almost forgot Him in the heat of my emotions, or let an… Continue reading How to Deal with Success and Failure

Book Review, Christian living post

5 Books to Grow Your Faith this Summer

Luscious green grass between your toes. A gentle summer breeze touching your skin. Bright sunshine streaming down from the sky. A book in your hand. Summer is the perfect time to read. I find I don’t have time for leisurely reading during the school year, so I try to pick up more books in the… Continue reading 5 Books to Grow Your Faith this Summer

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Falling Away From Christ vs. Continuing in His Kindness

It seems like there is so much I have to do. I don't know... I'm just really confused. And I get scared when I don't feel that I love you (from my old prayer journal). What if I grow up and fall away from Christ? What if pressures, problems, and persecution make me stop following… Continue reading Falling Away From Christ vs. Continuing in His Kindness

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A Poem about Pride (and our Savior)

Today, I'm going out of my comfort zone and publishing a poem I wrote about a year ago. I've been too nervous to post it until now, but I figured I would just go for it! ... I think my pride was holding me back from potential embarrassment anyway (ironic, huh?). ♥♥♥ It clasps me… Continue reading A Poem about Pride (and our Savior)

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How to Enjoy Prayer

Prayer journals, prayer walls, prayer closets... I tried to "get better" at praying for years, but I felt anything but joy whenever I actually thought about praying. Again and again, a wave of guilt would hit me, and I would end up focusing on myself - that I should pray more, that I should get… Continue reading How to Enjoy Prayer

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Knocking Down Idols and Walking through a Door

It hurts, you know; giving up what you’ve wanted for all your life really hurts. It might be a petty dream or an expectation for how things were “supposed to go”, but when our hopes and dreams are left unfulfilled and our idols come crumbling down, it hurts. Many of us don’t want to give… Continue reading Knocking Down Idols and Walking through a Door

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From the Archives: Run to Jesus

Hey there, lovely readers! Today I’m republishing a post from a few months ago that’s really close to my heart. I hope it helps you remember Who to run to when you can’t measure up. ❤ I got so many awesome responses to my survey, so I’m hoping to implement some of your suggestions and… Continue reading From the Archives: Run to Jesus

Crafts

DIY Jean Shorts (tutorial, video + tips)

I’m headed south for spring break, so I needed shorts to adjust to the weather. When I went thrift shopping for some new shorts, though, I couldn’t find any that worked for me. Shorts are so short nowadays. Even if you set the question of modesty aside, it’s not comfy to wear shorts that short.… Continue reading DIY Jean Shorts (tutorial, video + tips)

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What to Do When Jealousy is Ruining Your Friendships

She's so much prettier than me... She's so much nicer than me too... ...and she's skinnier. But I have a better personality...right? The comparison trap is real. We either compare ourselves to others and feel better about ourselves or we compare ourselves to others and feel worse. My comparisons have ruined many fun times with… Continue reading What to Do When Jealousy is Ruining Your Friendships

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Video Q&A: Favs, Faith, and Photography

Hello again, wonderful readers! Thank you so much for all the kind comments and enthusiastic encouragement you've been giving me. You made this new world of filming videos so exciting and fun for me. Thanks to your amazing questions, I'm back with part two of the Q&A! It's a bit longer than the last one,… Continue reading Video Q&A: Favs, Faith, and Photography