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AuthorJulia Nelson

writes mainly non-fiction articles, historical fiction stories, and blog posts. As a part of the Young Writer’s Workshop, Julia enjoys connecting with other young writers like herself, as well as learning more about the writing craft from amazing instructors. As a Christian, Julia firmly believes that her writing talent was not given to her randomly; already, God is using her to encourage and inspire other writers. You can find her blogging at julianelsonauthor.com.

The One Thing Every Christian Teen Needs–And How to Get It

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If you could ask for anything in the world, what would it be? Tough question, isn’t it? Just think about it for a moment. Maybe money, video games, or a new phone with the latest update…? Whatever you would ask for likely mirrors your heart’s deepest desire, first priority, and ultimate goal in life. But there’s one thing–besides salvation through Christ alone–that every person...

Dear Father in Heaven: A Prayer for Women Considering Abortion

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Dear Father in heaven, Lord, we come to you today with aching hearts because there are children being aborted all around the world. Those who are pro-choice argue that the woman has bodily autonomy over the unborn baby’s life, and therefore she has the right to do with her body as she pleases. But, God, what they don’t realize is that there’s another life involved here. There’s a tiny human baby...

5 Ways We Can Pray for Persecuted Christians

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In America, we’re often sheltered from all the trials and persecutions Christians endure in foreign countries. During a recent church service, I watched a video about the sufferings and persecutions of Christians. It broke my heart. Sure, I knew Christians suffered in foreign countries, but I never fully realized how much they went through until I watched this video. They refused to deny their...

The Greatest Love You Could Find This Valentine’s Day

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With Valentine’s Day coming up, we usually see cards, candy, and red and pink hearts everywhere–all representing this thing called love. But what is love? Google defines love as “an intense feeling of deep affection.” That’s a powerful description, isn’t it? However, Valentine’s Day celebrates romantic love, and many of us teens don’t have a boyfriend or girlfriend at this stage of our...

4 Ways to Share Your Faith In Extracurricular Activities

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How can I share my faith while engaging in extracurricular activities? For the majority of my life, I have been blessed to participate in several extracurricular activities. Lately, I’ve been thinking about something: How can I show people the light of Christ while engaging in these activities? This is a question that should be at the forefront of every Christian’s mind. It’s so easy to get...

What a Little Mouse Taught Me about Doing Hard Things

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Those who are familiar with The Chronicles of Narnia will remember the great and valiant mouse, Reepicheep. We love Reepicheep because he’s daring, brave, funny, and serious all at the same time. As small as he is, he fought in the Second Battle of Beruna with all the strength, willpower, and zeal he has, combatting creatures many times his size. Even when the battle was getting dangerous and...

Why Do I Have to Forgive?

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We’ve all experienced pain. There have been times when people hurt us so badly–emotionally or physically–that we don’t see how we can forgive them. All we can think about is getting even with them. Today, I want to share with you three reasons why Christians need to forgive. 1. God Forgave Us First When we sin, we isolate ourselves from God. God cannot associate with sinners like us...

Jen Barrick: Extraordinary Teen, Extraordinary God

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Have you ever gone through a difficult situation and asked yourself, “Why is God allowing this?” Teens go through hard times. Sometimes the tests–hard classes, losing close friends, and the death of a loved one–can seem like too much. Often, we wonder if we can even make it through, or if there is any point to all the pain. Why is God letting us go through this? What is...

Would You Rather Die Or Burn Your Bible?

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“Would you rather die or burn your Bible?” A couple years ago, a group of middle-schoolers started an online debate about this topic. It turned out to be an interesting—and controversial—subject. Different students came from different perspectives, and some of the answers were surprising. But it always came down to one of two options. Option #1: Burn my Bible I found some students...

rebelling against low expectations

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