Where Has Christmas Gone?

Christmas has always been my favorite time of year. I grew up in Northeast Ohio and we always had snow for Christmas, which to me made the season even more magical. Along with the lights, the music, the cookies, the movies, the gifts… it was all part of this big dreamlike world. Being the oldest sibling, I experienced a lot of things before my sisters. One that included finding out Santa Claus wasn’t real. I remember that Christmas. I had asked Santa for a bell off of his sleigh. I woke up that morning excited, yet scared of finding out …

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What’s My Purpose Here?

Why all the pressure when you are thirteen years old to figure out what you want to do with your life? I remember sitting in class and we were given an aptitude test to figure out what we were good at and what potential jobs we would be good at. Basically telling your what your purpose in life was. I remember looking at my list and thinking that those were the most awesome jobs I could ever imagine. From my potential list, I chose that I wanted to be a Marine Biologist. Yes, at thirteen years old I had decided …

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5 Scriptures for When You Need Strength

When we’re feeling down, it’s helpful to have an arsenal of verses that remind us of the strength we find in God. Use these verses to renew your mind. 1) Philippians 4:13  I can do everything through him who gives me strength. 2) Exodus 15:2  The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him. 3) Matthew 11:28-30  Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and …

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