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How to Fight Anxiety with Prayer

by Alexa Hess

When I first started struggling with anxiety, I didn’t tell people about it. I pushed it down and hoped it would go away. I also didn’t talk with God about my anxiety. It was easy for me to think that God didn’t understand what I was going through, so I didn’t need to tell Him about it.…

Speaking Words of Life

by Alexa Hess

If I was to ask you what your favorite quote is, what would you say? Whether words from a favorite book, beloved speaker, or treasured loved one, we all have heard words that resonated with us deeply. On the flip side, most of us have heard words that we wish we could forget.…

Our Prayers Reveal Our Theology

by Aubrey Coleman

Our prayer life says a lot about our theology. How we pray reveals our true thoughts and beliefs about God. A.W. Tozer wrote, “What comes into our mind when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” Prayer is an overflow from what we believe in our hearts to be true about God.…

Working with Weakness

by Alexa Hess

Weaknesses. We all have them. Our body aches. We make mistakes. We fail. It is easy for us to ridicule ourselves for our weaknesses. We would much rather be strong people who have it all together all the time.…

How to Fight for Faith in the Darkness

By Kristyn Perez

The past year has been one of darkness for many. Whether due to illness, fear, political divisions, or injustices, it has been a heavy season. The CDC reports that anxiety and depression rates in America are up to 42%, compared with 11% the previous year.…

Dealing with Discontentment

By Miranda Mae Ewing

My sister and I used to brace ourselves every time we would see family who lived far away from us. Without a doubt, the question we were most often asked was, “So have you met anybody yet?” And the answer was usually the same, “No, not yet.” The person who asked would just smile and nod sympathetically: “I bet it will be soon.”

By no means was this question asked with wrong intentions.…

New Morning Mercies

By Alexa Hess

Waking up is the worst time of day for me. Not just because I’m not a morning person but because of what happens in my mind. Within seconds of my alarm going off, my mind is filled with anxious thoughts about my day.…

Fear of Exposure

By: Aubrey Coleman

A mom of multiples struggles anxiously through her days, but she doesn’t dare share it with others or ask for help because she wants to maintain the appearance that everything is under control. A family sits at the dinner table making small talk as they avoid their children’s behavioral problems in hopes that they will just go away.…

Seeing God: A Pre/Post Quarantine Reflection

By Caitlyn Baldwin 
Guest Contributor 

When you look back on 2020, what do you want to see? It might be tempting to focus on the things that didn’t turn out like you thought they would. For me, that looks like time not able to spend with family for fear of the risk, the trips that were postponed, events large and small that were cancelled, a quarter of my first year of grad school moved online, a job put on hold.…

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