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    The Secret to Faith

    Life is hard. We all know it, and there’s no way of getting around it. Becoming a Christian is a not a “get out of the hard life free” card. In fact, it can seem like everything in the world is attacking when you dive deeper into a relationship with Jesus. This post is running a day late because life got hard. I’m battling illnesses that cause me to be exhausted, dizzy, and in pain. No, I’m not trying to one-up anyone here. It’s not like I have some terminal illness or life threatening disease. But what I do have is complicated, uncommon, and really annoying because it is difficult to manage. But…

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    Guilt vs Grace

    Thanks so much for your patience dear followers and readers! My blog schedule is a little messed up because I have been struggling with my health these past few weeks. Thank you for your support and prayers!  Grace. It’s amazing isn’t it? At least that’s what we always sing in church or at a funeral. However, there are so many Christians who are strangers to the freeing beauty of God’s never ending grace. Sometimes it seems that the devil will stop at nothing to keep us from the flood of grace that comes from knowing Jesus. I know that I’ve written about my perfectionist nature quite a few times and how…

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    Hope–A Letter to Myself at 16

    Dear Emily at Sixteen,   Hey girl, it’s your twenty-one going on twenty-two year old self–the “older, wiser self” you’ll constantly wonder about in the future. I just want you to know that it’s okay, you’re going to make it. That boy you love–the one you’re clinging on to so desperately–he will shatter your heart into a million little pieces. It’s okay; it will hurt more than anything you’ve felt in a long time, but you will be okay. There is beauty in the breaking, and in it you will find true love and life. And yes, you will fall in love again. And you will get your heart broken–a few…

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    The Gift of Love

    (Photo Credit) What does it mean? This special time of year– All the hustle and bustle Amid the freshly fallen snow. Lights are twinkling, While Santas jingle their bells. The smell of vanilla and ginger penetrate the air. What does it mean? People running around, And stores pushing for whatever will sell. Mothers praying for their children overseas, And children crying for the innocence they lost. What does it mean? Can it be wrapped up, Or thrown into a bag? Can it be brought down like snowflakes, Scattered in the wind? Can it be lifted high, Like the star upon the city tree? What does it mean? Love. Love wrapped…

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    Home

    (Photo Credit) What can I do To make You happy? What can I give To make You smile? Sometimes it’s hard to grasp That it’s not about me. What a sweet revelation– To know it’s all on You Jesus! It’s all what You’ve done It’s all what You gave. Everything I do, All of my offerings– Lord they are my gratitude. Because You are joy With an everlasting grin. And You are love With arms wide open. In Your grace I am free. And in Your love I am home. –Written by Emily @ fearfullywonderfullyme.com. Thanks for reading! Please feel free to comment and share. All I ask is that…