the burdens of spiritual trauma and wounding

When you see words like “spirituality” and “religion,” what do you think of? What feelings do you associate with these abstract terms? Today, my heart goes to those who read those words and feel overwhelmed with spiritual trauma and wounding. Not everyone […]

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finding confidence in God and yourself

At this point, the concept of finding confidence seems cliche. This mystical end-goal of our journeys where we’re unabashed ourselves and happy with who we are. The good and the bad. If you’re like me, then you’d say, “Yeah, I’m getting there.” […]

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science and faith can (and should) coexist

To some, I’m a hypocrite. My beliefs conflict with one another. I’m not a “true believer.” I’m standing in some awkward purgatory of ideas, too wishy-washy to pick one side over another. Science and faith have always seemed to collide. On one […]

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where am I?: spiritual seeking and wandering

I love my faith and spirituality. They are the foundation for all I do and all I am. And yet, I still consider myself on the path of spiritual seeking. One might say that I’m not fully grounded by admitting by spiritual […]

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spiritual impurity: from guilt to STRENGTH

What so often holds people back from pursuing a spiritual connection is the hesitancy surrounding “spiritual impurity.” Really, what does that even mean? It usual comes from a past of religious doctrine telling us how sinful we are and how we must […]

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have God, will travel: keeping faith while living abroad

Being away from what’s familiar can really throw you off kilter. Travel, as fun and exciting as it is, can quickly turn draining. This is especially true of our spiritual health and the struggle of keeping faith while living abroad. Maybe you’ve […]

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feeling good enough for God and yourself

This world isn’t exactly prone to making people feeling good enough. There’s always more we need. More we should be. A way we are lacking and lagging behind the rest. And if you don’t notice it yourself, chances are that someone will […]

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organized religion is dead: let's be more like Jesus

Organized religion is dead. Our values no longer align with religion. We’ve lost our faith. We’re becoming more secular every day and won’t revert back anytime soon. The Bible isn’t applicable to modern life. Do I believe all of these statements? No. […]

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am I a pushy Christian? how to humbly share your faith

Christianity and religion in general are on shaky ground. We’ve come to a point where organized spirituality is less popular and more politically driven. Both of these factors, along with a tendency toward extremism, mix together a recipe for unease. What can really turn […]

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disciplined disciple: accepting correction from God and others

Want to know how to really grind my gears? How to make me anxious and frustrated? Criticize me. Tell me what I’m doing is all wrong. Correct my actions and mistakes. Yeah, I don’t handle criticism well. I’m very disciplined with myself, […]

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