The Barriers Keeping You

This morning in my devotional, A Faith Encouraged: A Devotional Guide to Being Orthodox on Purpose, the following question really stuck out to me… What barriers do you have in your own heart and life that keep you from embracing the reality that God has loved you so much that He has taken on flesh, just like your…

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Redirecting our “Self-hatred” energy

This morning I was reading my Jesus Calling devotional and it was all about redirecting our “self-hatred energy.” It says, “rather than using your energy to judge yourself, redirect it to praising Me (God).” (pg. 204) I really, really needed to read that today. It is so easy for me to look in the mirror…

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Keeping My Soul Sane

Good morning! So far school has been good but I can tell that the stress of it all is going to slowly creep up on me. I have been trying as hard as I can to take one day at a time but that is kind of hard when you are staring at 5 different syllabi…

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Acknowledging Darkness

Recently (aka the past 20 years) I have struggled with a darkness that consumes me, a darkness that controls me, and a darkness that is constant. Maybe you struggle with a darkness too. I use to try to hide my darkness from God. I would pretend like it didn’t exist. I would act like it was “just the devil” controlling my thoughts. I…

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Feeling Lost

I am most definitely a creature of habit. I like my routines and I do not adapt easily to change. My morning routine used to consist of: wakeup, workout, coffee, quiet time, breakfast. Now my morning routine is something like: wakeup, workout, coffee, breakfast, do random chores. See what’s missing? I used to have quiet…

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