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I’ve done some very embarrassing things around cute guys—such as being so caught up in trying to seem cool that I didn’t see a garbage can in the road…and ran it over with my car. (Yup, true story.) Or thinking, during the first hour of our first date, that I’d found the guy I was going to marry. (Only I hadn’t. I very much hadn’t.)
As the years passed, I started to learn from my mistakes. I realized there are some things you just should not do on a date—especially not on a first date! So I’ve put them all in a list here, and I’m hoping they can help you, too (or at least provide you with a few laughs).
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I was working out on the treadmill, minding my own business while reading David Platt’s book Radical. And that’s when God dropped the directive into my heart:
“I want you to give $1,000 to your friend’s mission organization.”
I shook my head and squirmed a little inside. That wasn’t God. No way. He knew what my bank account held, and it wasn’t $1K!
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Ladies, I just have to share with you these five spiritual disciplines that have been revolutionizing my life! These have been used by Christians for generations—I just never knew about them. And now I want to tell everyone I know.
Suffering is a catalyst.
Recently I’ve heard several people make comments like this: “God hates sickness.” “God does not promote suffering.”
Maybe that’s true. A few years ago I would have said, “Amen.” But now…I’m starting to wonder if we miss something huge when we believe that. If we miss the power of Christ in us when we suffer with Him.
I’ve spent my life so afraid of suffering.
Trying to avoid it at all costs. Only to discover…it can also be beautiful. In such an unexpected way.
I am kind of a big Carrie Underwood fan. My dad and I danced to this one song at my wedding and I decided it would be quite fitting to share a bit of the beginning lyrics with you. Because it very much paints a perfect picture of my childhood, right up to the day my parents dropped me off in the beautiful state I like to call “The Mitten” (Michigan) for my freshman year of college.
I have spent my entire life trying to be perfect.
Well, actually allow me to clarify that- I have spent my entire life trying to do everything perfectly. And that constant striving for perfection has been exhausting. Here’s why:
I AM NOT PERFECT.
And I never will be.
But you see, here’s the thing: IT’S OKAY.
Because of the world we live in, there is a trap that we can all fall in if we are not careful…the trap of comparison.
Comparison does not make you feel better about yourself. It doesn’t change anything! Comparison is unhealthy but it is something that too many of us do. How do we stop comparing ourselves? I think there are a few practical steps that we can take to stop the act of comparing and I would love to share them with you!
I know what you all are thinking, “it’s summer and the last thing I want to do is read a book!” Trust me when I say I AM RIGHT THERE WITH YOU.
I need to be transparent with you all. I am the worst reader. Like the worst reader you have ever met. I will start a book and continue to work on it for months. So when Tiffany brought up the idea of writing a post about books, I secretly prayed that I would not be the one to write it, but here I am. 😂 I guess the Lord has a funny sense of humor.
I’m a sucker for romantic comedies. I especially love the ones where the woman is clearly blind and doesn’t see that he’s the one. Open your eyes, lady! He’s everything you want and need…and more! Can’t you see that he’s madly in love with you? ARE YOU EVEN PAYING ATTENTION?! And then, when she finally realizes that the man of her dreams is right in front of her, I just want to start throwing up some praise hands. I mean, can I get an AMEN? 🙌