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3 Things To Remember When You’re Afraid to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

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Are we willing to follow God outside our comfort zones? I recently went on my first missions trip, and while it wasn’t anywhere exotic (just my home city), God taught me a few lessons about following him to new places. For context, the camp I volunteered with has several sign-up options: sports teams, home-repair teams (which I did for three years), and kid’s ministry teams. I was hesitant to...

Emotions Are A Gift—Even When They Hurt

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I laid on my mat in the dark, crying my eyes out. I remember actually choking as I sobbed as silently as I could. Simply praying that the wind in the tent would silence whatever noise I was making. This experience is a perfect example of how I interacted with my tears. I thought of them as something to keep hidden in a dark tent, ready to wake up the next morning and pretend like nothing happened...

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Make This School Year Different: 5 Week Back to School Challenge With The Rebelution

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Like a throwback to New Year’s, back to school season is a time of making new goals and resolutions. This school year…I’m going to wake up earlier. This school year…I’m not going to wait until the night before exams to study. This school year…I’m going to witness to my classmates and be a light for Jesus! Sound familiar? There’s something about the beginning of a new school year that feels like a...

You’re Not Too Weak—Why Your Brokenness Doesn’t Disqualify You

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Unqualified. Too broken. Not enough. You may describe yourself this way, and the world may describe you this way too. You aren’t smart enough, strong enough, brave enough. Your mind is too broken, your heart is too worn, your body is too weak. The world may use any of these messages to tell you that you’re disqualified, and you might believe them. But what if these very things didn’t disqualify...

A Prayer for Afghanistan

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I don’t often read or watch the daily news. But I’ve been paying close attention these past few days. I wish I didn’t feel the need to, but I can’t ignore what’s happening in Afghanistan. If you aren’t familiar with this current event, I encourage you to go look at the heartbreaking news on your own, but here’s a very brief summary: As the American...

Understanding Atheism—How Denying God’s Existence Leads to Unrestrained Evil

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Editor’s Note: Several months ago, Levi Dade, founder of Defending Christianity, shared with us why we need to love God with not just our emotions, but also our minds. Now, Levi is back and showing us a glimpse of what that looks like by helping us understand the viewpoints of other worldviews—in this case, atheism. Joseph Stalin, political leader who governed the Soviet Union for 29 years, is...

7 Quotes About Gratitude to Help You Thrive

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Having a legalistic background growing up, I experienced family devotions as being forced and stale. They were a chore. When it came to my own pursuit of God, I struggled then and now to this day. However, there is one habit that has been like a breath of fresh air. Gratitude. Gratitude has been an incredible encouragement to me. It is a practice that matters every day, not just in November for...

Maybe We Need to Redefine “Good”: How to Trust God’s Goodness When Life Hits Us Hard

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Chronic illness is one of the hardest things to ever happen to me. It’s also one of the best. I know, that probably doesn’t make sense. Chronic illness doesn’t sound like a “good” thing. Hard things generally don’t seem good. I didn’t think it was a good thing when I got sick. But, as time has gone on and my mindset has changed, I’ve realized what a gift it is. Maybe I just needed to redefine...

How Should Christians Respond to Critical Race Theory?

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What do you think of when you hear the term Critical Race Theory? You may picture protests, news headlines, or conversations you’ve had concerning this idea. Critical Race Theory (CRT) has become a buzzword that almost everyone has heard of. Although it’s not a new idea, it has become a hot topic in our society that demands a response. But do we really know what it is and what it means? As...

Healing Takes Courage, Too

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The knight stands, trying not to tremble. Sweat trickles down his back and drips from his hair. He’s breathing hard, his feet planted firmly on the ground. His sword and shield are raised, ready for another attack. But the attack never comes. He peers over the lip of his shield; no fire blasts his face, no claws reach out for his already bleeding body. The dragon lays still upon the ground. What...

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