• Christians, It's Okay to Grieve
    faith,  Grief

    Christians, It’s Okay to Grieve

    Christians can be some of the most encouraging, helpful people on earth. But when it comes to grief, we have a lot of work to do. Since my grandma died last summer, I find myself stumbling across Christian blog posts and advice about “overcoming grief” or “finding joy” instead of pain. It can be very tempting to encourage others to fly past their grief. Believe me, I know. But it does more harm than good. I don’t want to blame my fellow Christians here though. I think American culture has ingrained a tough, busy exterior in us that doesn’t really allow the process of grief. But did you know that…

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    What Really Builds Faith

    This  post is actually excerpts from an essay that I wrote for my World Religions class. It’s about how faith is built through the trials we face, and I hope it inspires you even in life’s most difficult challenges! We all know the phrase, “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” How much do we really believe this? No one is ever asking for tough times to happen so they can become stronger or learn to have better faith. Sometimes we think that faith grows tremendously only in the good times. In Genesis 22, God asked Abraham to offer up his son Isaac as a sacrifice. This can be seen…