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on hypocrites and Jesus.

I was talking with someone lately about Christian things, and nothing makes me feel more like a freaking hypocrite than giving godly advice, even if it's good advice. This sucks because a lot of the problems I've had in my recent Christian history is with hypocrites. I've let so many people come into my life… Continue reading on hypocrites and Jesus.

anxiety, family, fear, love, marriage, peace, personal relationships, romantic relationships, satan, sex, testimony, unbelief

formerly known as having it all together. 

I'm Sam. If you're reading this, you most likely know me.  I'm going to share a lot of info here most likely, and while I'm not ashamed, there's a lot of mistakes I intend to cover that I don't want to sound proud of either. I hope that doesn't inhibit our friendship here.  A few… Continue reading formerly known as having it all together. 

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even when it’s not, it is well.

The last few days have been a roller coaster of emotions for me. On my way to Jesus at the Core last Friday, I took a confusing punch to the gut that felt like the beginning of the death of a dream the the Lord had given me. This wasn't a dream I had asked… Continue reading even when it’s not, it is well.

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the funny story about how Jesus used a Post-It (and an event I coordinated) to remind me He loves me. 

***oringinally written for Something Beautiful Ministries*** Okay, so those awkward moments when Jesus uses your own ministry to speak to you, right? So about a year ago, I was really, REALLY struggling with my own body image and guilt, and I had been so blessed to be surrounded by the wonderful ladies that had come… Continue reading the funny story about how Jesus used a Post-It (and an event I coordinated) to remind me He loves me. 

anxiety, Christ, fear, marriage, personal relationships, romantic relationships, satan, sex, unbelief

nothing stays secret forever. 

   It doesn’t matter who you’ve hurt, what you’ve done, who you’ve slept with, what websites you’ve visited, what you’ve lied about – but if it was done in secret, it will be brought to light. God promises that. For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not… Continue reading nothing stays secret forever. 

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the devil doesn’t have any new tricks. 

  Genesis 3 tells the story of the fall. You know it well I'm sure: the serpent comes, the crafty devil, to Eve and tells her, in short, that God's been holding out on and lying to her. He tells her God can't be trusted when he says that she won't die if she eats of… Continue reading the devil doesn’t have any new tricks. 

Christ, love, marriage, romantic relationships, satan

love wins.

The Supreme Court of the United States of America made a monumental decision today. They’ve ruled that any ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. And they’re right. Christians, same-sex marriage, while it is not Biblical, is certainly constitutional. The men who founded this country may have been seeking religious freedoms in order to worship our… Continue reading love wins.

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don’t be afraid, just get naked. | a call to confession and vulnerability.

Have you ever been afraid to tell someone something? Ever had something you were – or maybe you still are – ashamed of admitting? I was chatting with a sister in Christ earlier today and we just were talking back and forth about our own sins and temptations and I was mulling over the idea… Continue reading don’t be afraid, just get naked. | a call to confession and vulnerability.

anger, Christ, emotions, family, personal relationships, romantic relationships, satan

giving God what is God’s. | how stressful wedding planning has given me a fresh look at Mark 12:17

You know, in planning a wedding, I’m learning a lot. I’m getting stressed out by a lot, but I’m learning even more. One of the greatest points of contention for me and my family has been over things that I (and/or my fiancé) want vs. things that our families want. The biggest example being the… Continue reading giving God what is God’s. | how stressful wedding planning has given me a fresh look at Mark 12:17

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this is what the feminist movement got me | a totally non-PC assessment

If you enjoy my rant posts, then you’ll like this one I think. But I’ll just say it now, before I get any comments: I know this is absolutely NOT politically correct and I’m quite alright with that. It’s actually quite intentional; not to provoke anything, but because I really don’t want to conform to… Continue reading this is what the feminist movement got me | a totally non-PC assessment