Tag: money

God is Our Refuge

Think of a place you’re most comfortable in – past or present. Maybe it’s a relative’s home, a best friend’s bedroom, a favorite teacher’s classroom, a sunny beach. For me, reminiscing about my childhood home makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. The harmony created within these walls was a solid rock throughout my ever-changing…

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Walking Purposefully

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always enjoyed writing – journal entries, short stories, poems, etc. For the younger me, it was easy to attach words to the worlds I created in my head because there was no pressure. Now, as I’m working towards a writing career, I’m consistently overthinking and repeatedly riddled…

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Choosing What’s Right

As I watched Freedom Writers (again) this past weekend, parts of the movie struck me differently this time around. In particular, there is a scene where the students successfully raise enough money to bring Miep Gies to speak to their class – the woman who secretly housed Anne Frank and her family during the holocaust.…

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A Fool’s Answer

The fool says in his heart,     “There is no God.” (Psalm 14:1 NIV) Recently, a pastor mentioned that the scripture above should actually read: A fool says in his heart, “No, God.”  With this new translation, I was baffled. I’ve always thought fool was reserved for nonbelievers, atheists and agnostics. But, lo and behold, I’ve…

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Yes, You

If you’re reading this, God loves you. Yes, even the parts you deem irrelevant, irreparable and/or irritating. God made you – all of you. Your strengths have purpose. Your flaws have purpose. Your experiences have purpose. So, don’t hide who you are from the world (Luke 8:16). Be authentic with God and with those around…

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Doubt Doesn’t Open Doors

I doubted everything. Everything I knew God wanted for my life, I thought it would never happen for me. Would God allow me to be married? Would God allow me to have a good paying job? Would God allow me to be successful at all? Marriage and success all seemed so close, but yet so…

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Money Over Everything?

There is a YouTuber, turned celebrity, who will do anything to keep her audience of over 4.5 million captivated, in turn making thousands if not millions of dollars. She has tried everything from leech therapy on her tongue to eating food off a toilet, all in search of riches. As I watched in amazement at…

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