• To the Girl Who Feels Disconnected from Jesus
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    To the Girl Who Feels Disconnected from Jesus

    Have you ever felt disconnected from Jesus? You still believe in God, but you are just going through the motions. Your faith feels…dry. I think that if we’re being honest, all of us have felt this way before. I just went through a season like this. I felt burdened by temptations and the demands of everyday life. There have also been exciting life events (such as the birth of my niece!), as well as difficult ones (like a family member being ill). Sometimes the noise of life drowns out the voice and presence of God. And then the absence of His felt presence causes us to be lethargic in our…

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    The God of Messy People

    I felt like I was watching a reality TV show unfold right before my very eyes. I found myself¬†glued to the window as a¬†young woman was handcuffed and patted down right on my very street. I live near a busy road and have seen many police stops. But never in my life have I witnessed someone being arrested–until now. It was kind of addicting, watching this woman being hauled off to jail. I felt awful, but I couldn’t pry my eyes away. I have no idea what she’d done, and it really wasn’t any of my business. So why couldn’t I stop watching? Eventually I went on with the rest…