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Trials

Freedom: The Dignity of our Own Choice

There was a time in my life when I felt defined by how others treated me. I carried around what had happened to me, which continued to hurt me and also limit my progress. But it wasn’t who I really was. The thing that…

July 24, 2017

How can we be unified when we are so different?

I am so excited to feature my good friend, Chelsey, who has been an excellent example to me of strength and unity in her marriage, even in the midst of hard times.  I love talking with her about faith, because she always motivates me…

June 30, 2017

Columbine Survivor: Finding Peace through Faith

When I was fourteen and a freshman in high school, I experienced something that was tragic and difficult, but that ultimately changed my life for the better. I hope you don’t mind if I share a few details of my story here. It was…

April 9, 2017

Was Blind But Now I See

If there is one thing I’ve learned during this trial, it’s that all the things of the world don’t matter. At scary as the past few months have been, I’m full of gratitude. This time has forced me to evaluate my life, get rid…

July 31, 2016

Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

Yesterday at church a woman raised her hand and said, “I have always had an easy time feeling close to Jesus, He loves us and died for us, and He understands pain and suffering and helps us through it. But I have had a…

October 13, 2014

4 Ways to Deal With Doubts As You Grow Your Faith

When the world confronts us with new ideas about morality, the family, and God, how can we be sure that what we believe is true and will lead to our happiness? Perhaps more importantly, how can we hold on to the truth we have…

September 22, 2014

One Important Lesson the Old Testament is Trying to Teach You

Am I the only one who reads the story of the people of Moses and thinks, why did they have to spend those wasted years in the wilderness?? Hadn’t they been through enough already, first as slaves, and then to leave everything they’d ever…

April 28, 2014

Going Through a Tough Time? Why That Might Be the Best Thing For You

I’ll start by making it clear that I’m not a professional photographer. However a few months ago (before I had three kids under two) I took a basic online photography class. One principle it covered was contrast. Contrast plays an important role in photography, and can…

February 11, 2014

One Thing We’re Rarely Grateful For, But Always Should Be

When I begin to list things that I’m grateful for, there is something that’s rarely on my list that should be. I guess I should start out by saying that in reality, there are probably thousands of things that I should be grateful for…

November 27, 2013