Category Archives: Growth & Maturity

Rethinking Lent: Giving of Myself

I began fasting for Lent a few years ago and have always given up something in order to remember how Jesus gave his life for me. I planned to give up sweets this year as in recent years. But as … Continue reading

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Just One Small Step

Last week I made one small step. It was an act of obedience to God. Since then, it feels like I’ve experienced a lifetime of freedom. I wish I’d done it much sooner. Here’s the back story. I had been … Continue reading

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If She Only Knew….

This is the little me. She is timid and speaks little, for she doesn’t have anything smart to say. Her heart is honest and she believes it is a grave flaw, because it makes her naiïve. She feels gullible, even … Continue reading

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Changing My Obsession

“People my age are obsessed with being popular. They are obsessed with how many likes they get on a post. But where does popularity get you? It doesn’t help you succeed in life.”  – Naysa, 7th grade student. Naysa is … Continue reading

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What is True Meekness?

“Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth.” – Matthew 5:5 Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German Lutheran pastor and anti-fascist, who was executed in a German concentration camp wrote this about meekness. “The meek are those who renounce all rights … Continue reading

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