Category: faith

Finding Joy

Finding joy is like searching for treasure when the treasure has been within you all along. My middle name is Joy so you’d think finding joy would come easy to me. It’s in my name, right? Joy! I do try to live with joy in my heart, but I mean…I’m not happy all the time.…

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Praying in Public

My heart pounded because I knew it was my turn to speak. I knew what I wanted to say, but the words were all jumbled in my head and I wasn’t sure how I would articulate them. I took a breath. A half second of silence, of anxiety I didn’t need to feel, and I…

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The Dating Game

Well, I don’t know about you, but I am tired of the dating games. Tired of the swipes and the clicks and the flirty emoji’s and the not saying what you mean, but meaning what you say…like I don’t understand it and I’m so sick of it. Why can’t we be direct? Why waste so…

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It’s Okay

It’s going to be okay. It’s okay if the only thing you did today was get out of bed. It’s okay if the biggest step you can take is a step outside. You are still taking steps. You are on a path. It’s going to be alright. It’s okay if you’re unsure of your life…

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Prayer Without Action

What is prayer without action? Just prayer. Don’t we need to take action to get where God wants us to be? It’s not like he can magically lift us up and move us from POINT A to POINT B. He can show us where POINT B is, but don’t we have to step out in…

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Life is Like a Roller Coaster

Life is like a roller coaster. There are ups and downs, twists and turns, and sometimes it’s really scary as you fly through the air hands raised screaming at the top of your lungs. When you get off the ride, you’ll have one of two thoughts: Never again Let’s go again! I think maybe a…

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Is Happiness a Choice?

*Disclaimer: I recognize there are people who struggle with happiness through no fault of their own. When I talk about happiness being a choice, I am not referring to people struggling with diagnosed mental health issues. I think happiness, at its core, is a choice. We can’t choose our circumstances, but we can choose how…

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