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Andy Stanley – Ideal

March 23, 2018 8:00 am Published by Comments Off on Andy Stanley – Ideal

We live in a world that’s so focused on the ideal. No matter where we turn we find reminders of our inadequacies, our shortcomings, and the ways we don’t measure up. Having goals, pushing towards a better future is great…but at what cost? Are you able to give yourself grace for where you are in the present? Yes, you may desire a change…but likely you...
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Greatest Shortcomings – Mark Batterson

March 15, 2018 8:06 am Published by Leave your thoughts

What an incredible picture of grace… It’s so easy to believe the lie that God is angry with us and that our role is to feel guilty and ashamed. How much different would we see ourselves if we changed our focus to celebrate what God has done in our lives? We’re never going to be perfect…what if we just accepted that and stopped holding ourselves...
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God’s Role In Mental Health – A Millennial’s Viewpoint

March 6, 2018 11:51 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Is emotional and mental health a problem for us to resolve on our own? Or perhaps God is solely responsible for this and we are helpless to make improvements outside his will. The question of God’s role is one that often plagues my writing. As I aspire to write and share openly about my journey I’ve never intended to be preachy. I’m not qualified…I didn’t...
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Belonging – Brené Brown

February 23, 2018 12:03 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Brené Brown is one of my favorite authors. I just wrapped up reading her latest book Braving The Wilderness. If you’re a fan of her writing style then you’ll love this book! The subtitle of the book is The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone. These feel like opposites at times. It’s hard to be ourselves and feel like we fit in…like we have...
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#enditmovement – what is one life worth?

February 22, 2018 9:17 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Today is “Shine A Light On Slavery Day”. Maybe you knew that already. Maybe like me, you woke up and learned that by seeing it on your Facebook feed. I don’t pretend to be actively involved in this movement, but I do believe that we all have a voice and today I choose to speak up about slavery. For those of you who are unaware, this...
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This Is Us – Randall Pearson’s Struggle

February 13, 2018 11:21 am Published by Leave your thoughts

If you haven’t been watching This Is Us on NBC then you’re missing out on a great story! The series follows the lives of the Pearson family – flashing between their past, present, and future as they cope with tragedy, addiction, brokenness, healing, and hope. It’s a brilliantly written emotional journey as each character wrestles with the scars of their past as they transition into adult...
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Calming Anxiety | Things I’m OK Needing

February 7, 2018 2:06 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Growing up, one of our favorite things every year was our April trips to St. Simons Island. We’d take the entire month and live at the beach…every year! For us boys we loved the freedom of getting to ride our bikes around the island, skim board all over the beach, and afternoon trips to McDonald’s to try and win the peel-off Monopoly game with fries...
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