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    You never forget the crappy days. As much as you want to, you can't. I used to see this as a curse … [Read More]

    The Day My Debt Caught Up to Me
  • Have You Been Pursued?

    “We love, because He first loved us.” 1 John 4.19 This is one of the simplest, yet most profound … [Read More]

    Have You Been Pursued?
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    Picture it: Dozens of us are masterfully working the dance floor. I soak up the energy of all the … [Read More]

    Singled Out for Being Single
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    Over the past summer I got a chance to become part of the pharmacy team in the Emergency Room at my … [Read More]

    But What If I End Up Dying Alone?
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    When we turned 33, my friend and I called it our “Jesus Year” or our “Year of Fulfillment.” We were … [Read More]

    13 Things I’ve Learned in My Thirties


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Bittersweet Milestones

Bittersweet Milestones :: Not How I Thought My Life Would Turn Out

My life this year has alternated between bittersweet and wonderful moments. Friends came and went, one job vanished and a new one turned up, and new hobbies took over my free time. I’m surrounded by fantastic people and am incredibly blessed in many things. It’s just not how I saw it turning out for me. The most bittersweet thing so far has been buying a house. While walking through … [Read More...]

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Is there a Christian Mingle Free Trial?

Is there such a thing as a Christian Mingle free trial? Does it even exist? Or is it elusive like the chupacabra? People speak of such things, but has anyone actually ever seen one? It seems the latter is true. Many online dating sites offer free memberships, but if you read the fine print, you can also follow a strict set of guidelines … [Read More...]

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Bloggers You Should Know :: Matt Moore

Matt holds the record as the writer of one of our most popular posts this year. His post “Celibacy, Same-Sex Attraction, and Abundant Life” was filled with honesty and vulnerability, yet held firm to the truths found in the Word—the same reasons we love Matt’s blog. Matt’s voice is so important to the ever-growing, often-volatile … [Read More...]

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Alone, Yet Not Lonely

I was facing one of the most difficult seasons of my life. And it didn’t help that I felt so alone in it. So there I was—an American, on the other side of the world (China), pouring out my heart to a friend and fellow missionary (from Australia)—hoping for some wisdom and clarity. She … [Read More...]




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My World Stood Still

My World Stood Still, but Everyone Else’s Kept Going (and How They Prayed Me Through It)

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