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    Anchors

    Confession–I hate scheduling blog posts. Although I may plan to write about certain topics, I find that I just can’t force it creatively. So here’s to tonight’s rant (yes, it’s Tuesday night as I write this). Right now I have a migraine and it sucks. It feels like my whole body has been working against me these last couple of years. I have IBS, POTS, and these stupid neurological migraines. And yet, even as I write this I feel guilty for complaining. After all, I don’t have cancer or anything. I really am quite blessed. I guess it’s just hard because I have so much I want to be doing…

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    Moments

    (Photo Credit) Sometimes in the moments Of a quietly darkened night, I wonder what there is to be  thankful for. All the hurt, the lies, and the fear of this world Make me doubt for anything more. But then  You find me– Ripening my soul with the sweetest touch. It’s the sunlight that comes through the dusty window, Or the feeling of the crisp winter air at my face. Because I know that every minute can be spent Wasted in my weary mind, Or they can be used to paint the world with Your vivid colors. Every laughter and cry Is a gift that must be cherished, Because they mean that life…

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    How to Live By God's Spirit

    As Christians, there is a common scenario that is probably familiar to all of us: someone gets hurt or sick and we pray for them to be healed. However, that’s also when those feelings of doubt can come creeping in and we wonder, “what if they’re not healed?” This has troubled me for quite some time. I have witnessed healings and miracles, and I fully believe in the active presence of the Holy Spirit. However, just like everyone else, even I have doubts. I get frustrated when my prayers aren’t answered right away, and sometimes I can’t help but wonder if it was because I didn’t pray hard enough. Like I said…

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    The Cross is Not a Crutch

    (Photo Credit) I’ve often heard the argument from non-Christians that God is just a crutch for believers. He makes us feel better, gets us through tough times, and helps us deal with things when we can’t handle reality. Well, I guess you could say there can be some truth to that statement. Here’s what I mean by this: God isn’t a crutch, but religion can be used as one. Knowing this truth requires the understanding that being religious and following Jesus are two totally different concepts. With religion you can pray, go to church, study your Bible, and say and do all of the right things. Religion is about us…

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    POTS–Waiting Upon the Lord

    (Photo Credit) Early this week I found out the answers to some troubling questions about my health. It turns out I have POTS–or Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (you can see why POTS is easier lol). Basically, whenever I stand up or stand/walk for long periods of time, my blood pressure drops and my heart rate speeds up. This causes frequent dizziness, chest tightness, weakness, fatigue, and fainting. My case is mild compared to others I have read about. I have passed out a few times though, and it’s very hard to keep up with my fellow active friends this way. I want to bring attention to POTS for many reasons.…