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3 Ways To Prepare for the School Year

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Over the past couple of days, I’ve been making shopping plans. Not the going-to-the-mall-and-buying-clothes kind of shopping. This is about notebooks, backpacks, and all the other things I need to get before I leave for college in just a couple of weeks. The shopping lists on my whiteboard have been getting longer and longer as I try to figure out where and when to buy socks, sheets, and extra...

8 Strategies to Help You Deal with Grief

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When I had nightmares as a kid, my mom would walk me through strategies to help me calm down. She taught me to count my blessings and recite Bible verses until the panic receded and I could fall back asleep. Recently, my papa passed away from cancer, and one night the grief trapped me. Here I was living in a nightmare, but I didn’t have any strategies to ease the pain. Through tears, I couldn’t...

How the Gospel Changes the Way We Approach Our Schoolwork

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I sit down at my computer once again. My fingers touch the keys. My thoughts wander. I have to write yet another paper but feel pulled toward so many other things at this moment. Why am I even in school? What about all the other things I wish to do? Does it really matter how well I complete my schoolwork? Being in college has often landed me in this situation, and I’m sure I’m not alone. What...

3 Truths to Give You Hope When Life is Rough

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I’m not going to lie; the last two months have been a rough patch for me. I almost didn’t write an article this month – sometimes you don’t feel like you have much to share during a difficult time! But then I realized I should share. On the internet, we excel at posting our highlight reels, the good times. It’s easy to hide the difficult parts of our lives, but I think we need to be honest and...

How My Youth Group Changed Me for the Better

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Once upon a time, an awkward, homeschooled sixth grader walked into a room that would change her life. That room was the Brightmoor Youth Center. That sixth grader was me. My youth group has changed me as a person. I say this not as an exaggerated, cliched statement. I say this as an unadulterated truth—I am a different person now than I was four years ago because of my youth group. When eleven...

3 Ways to Pray for Your Significant Other

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When Peter and I started dating, it was crucial to us that God be at the center of our relationship. But . . . neither of us had done this before, and we had no idea what that actually looked like in action. We vaguely knew we wanted to read the Bible together, pray together, and learn together. We had both been praying for each other ever since we met. And Peter is great about taking every...

An Unlikely Teacher: Death is Swallowed Up in Victory

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This year, I have been working at a church as a summer student. I’ve experienced so many different things, but one that sticks out in my mind was a pastoral visitation I went on with the Assistant Pastor. That morning I had been printing, organizing, and uploading as usual when he came in, pointed at me, and said, “You’re coming with me.” He was smiling in a way I knew well by that...

How Do I Navigate Hard Conversations About My Beliefs? With Jason Jimenez

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We’ve all been there. The awkward silence, the hard question, the moment where you’re taken off guard and you have no idea what to say. Many of us want to simply avoid having hard conversations…but what if engaging in difficult discussions is where we can effectively build the kingdom of God? Jason Jimenez has powerful truths and practical insights to help you approach difficult conversations...

6 Books to Start with When Reading the Bible for the First Time

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If you’ve never read the Bible before, getting started can seem daunting. Overwhelming, even. It’s easy to have no idea where to begin. A while ago, someone asked me that very question. “Where should I start reading the Bible? What book of the Bible can you recommend?” The question caught me unprepared. There were so many books to choose from! So many that I love and would recommend. I started...

How Can I Create Healthy Media Habits?

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We’ve all been there—sucked into our screens, spending countless hours scrolling social media, watching YouTube, or playing video games. Media consumes a huge part of our lives and impacts us more than we know. But as Christians, what should our media habits look like? What’s a biblical and healthy understanding of media (and by the way, what even is media?) Sara and Tabitha tackle these...

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