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    Long Distance: The Survival Guide

    We’re finding more and more that the Lord stretches us most where we are the weakest and also that He has a gr8 sense of humor (she types with sarcasm). It’s just like working out—stretching the muscles that are less flexible creates the most tension. And if you don’t know me, let me tell you why I say that. Being away from the people that I love the most is not my jam. SO the fact that I am in a long distance relationship is H I L A R I O U S. Harrison and I met 2 years ago in college at a tattoo parlor in the great state…

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    The Thing About Heartbreak

    I chose this picture bc this is what it looks like on the other side 🙂 Somebody asked me recently why I write about brokenness so much. The truth is there’s a lot of hurting and broken people. In my 22 years the Lord has allowed me to see a lot of brokenness in my own life. Death. Rejection. Shattered hopes. And maybe in the moment I couldn’t see what was going on behind the curtain, but now I believe without a shadow of doubt it all had one purpose—ministry. “there are many sorts of broken hearts, and Christ is good at healing them all.” -Charles Haddon Spurgeon. The thing…

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    How’s Your Heart?

    “Besides this, knowing the time, it is already the hour for you to wake up from sleep, for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. The night is nearly over, and the daylight is near, so let us discard the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.” Romans 13:11-12 As I read this passage in the quiet, early hours of a really bad Tuesday morning, peace and promise began to wash over and flood every corner of my sleepy little space. I could feel the urgency in the Lord’s presence. I’m right here. Just hold on a little bit longer. I promise it’s almost over.…

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    Instagram, Sex and the Gospel

    *Cue the dancing lobsters and snickering seventh grade boys.* “Unreserved, unrestrained. Your love is wild, Your love is wild for me. It isn’t shy, it’s unashamed; Your love is proud to be seen with me. You don’t give Your heart in pieces. You don’t hide Yourself to tease us. Your love’s not fractured. It’s not a troubled mind. It isn’t anxious. It’s not the restless kind. Your love’s not passive. It’s never disengaged. It’s always present. It hangs on every word we say. Love keeps its promises. It keep its word. It honors what’s sacred. ‘Cause its vows are good. Your love’s not broken. It’s not insecure. Your love’s not selfish. Your love is pure.” Pieces, Steffany Gretzinger I know that not everyone who stumbles across these words knows Jesus or has a relationship with…

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    Valentine’s Day: Let’s Talk About It

    Let’s get this out of the way, say it with me, class: this is not a shot at a shameless plug. This is real life. Okay so yeah, it’s February 14th. A man-made holiday like any other. Yesterday was February 13th and tomorrow will be February 15th, business as usual. But for some of us—this is not just Tuesday. For some of us, we avoid this day like the plague as it holds blatantly red and pink reminders of deep heartache and brokenness that somehow smell just like roses. Ugh rude.  For others of us—this is it. This is the mother of all days. Your middle name is Russell Stover. You’ve got it…

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    Millennial Madness: Free For Now

    It has come to my attention, well, I have known it and I have forced it to be small and confined it to the back my of my mind, that the millennial generation, our generation, is largely and disturbingly uneducated when it comes to the current political climate. And here we are just 39 days shy of our next presidential election. Our generation. Ha, as if we take pride in anything. We have been lulled to sleep by mainstream media and our own disgusting contentment with the trajectory of our nation. We are loud. We have something to say, but lack the education to say it so instead we take to picketing and protesting and #standingwith the first controversial…

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    When It Rains

    Let us acknowledge the LORD; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth. Hosea 6:3 There’s just something about walking outside the morning after a long night’s rain. The mingling smell of wet concrete and freshly dewed grass in the air. The smudgy sun peeping through your eyelashes because they- your eyes- aren’t quite all the way open, but you know it’s there because you can feel it, the warm after-bite of the cool morning breeze through your sleep shirt. And the flowers bloom and…