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4 Tips to Be a Stand-Out Employee At Your New Job or Internship

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Day one at my first internship had a rocky start. I was so excited and nervous I wasn’t thinking straight, and I fumbled over the elevator buttons to get to the second floor! After struggling for a while, a facilities worker who was in the elevator graciously pushed the correct button and got me to the second floor. Thankfully, the rest of my first day got better from there, and that internship...

Why I Gave Up Secular Music for Two Weeks (And What I Learned)

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I’ve never had a talent for playing instruments. My voice isn’t all that great. In fact, I’m one of the least musical people you’ll ever meet. However, I love listening to music. While I’m getting ready in the morning, doing homework, and driving in the car… I always have music playing. Even now, as I write this post, I’m sitting outside with music playing on my phone in the background. A couple...

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It Starts With Abiding: Practical Help on Implementing Spiritual Disciplines Into Your Life

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Learning about the practice of new spiritual disciplines can be intimidating and overwhelming. It can feel like a New Year’s resolution where the excitement of a new goal is what carries us into a few weeks of strict implementation, only to be squashed by exhaustion, discouragement, and unforeseen circumstances. But it is possible to take small steps toward practicing spiritual disciplines in...

How Spiritual Disciplines Can Carry You Through Times Of Pain and Suffering

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You know what is one of the worst cliche sayings ever? “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” I’m not one for cliche sayings to begin with, but that one has never sat quite right with me. I’ve always felt like it was a lie; a saying to give you false hope in the midst of your suffering; something to slap on the walls of a classroom to give half-hearted encouragement to its readers. After...

What Are Spiritual Disciplines and Why Are They Important?

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Bible reading. Prayer. Meditation. Fellowship. If you’ve spent some time in the church (or even on TheReb), you’ve probably heard a lot about these. You’ve probably also heard about some lesser-known practices like fasting, solitude, secrecy, or celebration. These are spiritual disciplines. Maybe you’re dedicated to practicing some or all of them. Maybe you think it would be a good idea and want...

Start the New Year with Thankfulness (3 Challenges for 2021)

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This past year was hard, no question. Looking ahead to the new year, I immediately feel a little worried about the uncertainty. None of us know what the new year holds. But I for myself have decided not to let the enemy win this one. One of the best weapons we have against the devil’s schemes is thankfulness. I want to start the new year with thankfulness. Thankfulness looking back I have always...

3 Ways to Keep Your Faith Strong and Steadfast

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A relationship with God takes commitment and investment. We need steadfast faith to keep us in pursuit of the Lord even when life gets difficult. There is no shortage of distractions that seek to subtly pull us away from God. Worldly pressure can ensnare us through intimidation to fit its mold. The lies of the enemy pierce our hearts like arrows with discouragement and deception. Our own flesh...

Get Up and Move! (How a Few Easy Steps Can Get You In Better Shape)

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Editor’s Note: When it comes to working out and taking care of our bodies, we might think things like that don’t have anything to do with being a follower of Jesus. But we believe that, as Christians, we should be wise stewards of the resources God has given us and one of our foremost resources is our own body! Read on for Audrey’s excellent tips on being intentional to care for...

This Life Is A Battle–Put On Your Armor

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In the past year or so, I’ve thought a lot about joining the Army. God hasn’t yet revealed to me if I should take that path. I’m still unsure about what to do, and am still waiting and praying. But one thing I’ve been reminded of recently is that I’m already a soldier. I am already in a war, under orders, and on a mission. God’s orders. God’s mission. I’m fighting a...

The Only Way To Be Perfect

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Our culture idolizes perfection. Walk into a library and you’ll see shelves stocked with self-help books that claim to improve your life. Scan social media on New Year’s Day and you’ll find myriads of resolutions. Shop in any mall and you’ll find perfect photos of perfect models with perfect bodies. Perfection is everywhere. As teens growing up in this society, it’s easy to become lured by the...

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rebelling against low expectations

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