I can’t help thinking about how similar I’ve felt to Gabby Barrett. I, too, have felt “love slipping through my hands”—honestly, many times, not just on one particular occasion. But there have been a few especially painful (and recent) times this has happened to me.
2 More Things Not to Do When You Have Doubts About Your Faith
Today’s post is a continuation of last week’s post where I shared two things not to do when you have doubts about your faith. Those two things—which I learned through personal experience—are (1) isolating and (2) pretending that you’re not struggling. But there are a couple other lessons I learned from my struggle with doubt, and as promised, I’ve included them below. These are two more things not to do when you have doubts about your faith.
2 Things Not to Do When You Have Doubts About Your Faith
Honestly, there’s a major lack of solid biblical resources available for Christians who are struggling with doubt—which is why I wrote this post. If you have doubts about your faith, here are a couple things not to do.
3 Things to Remember When Life Disappoints You
Recently, I’ve been reminded how much disappointment stings. Unfortunately, no matter how hard I try, I can’t prevent disappointments from happening. However, the lessons that I’ve been learning through this recent disappointment in my life will hopefully encourage you as you navigate disappointment in your own life. Here are a few things to remember when life disappoints you.
2 Things That Every College Senior Needs to Know Before Graduation
When my senior year of college came, I was determined to line up a good job for after graduation. I didn’t want to be unemployed for a second after I walked across the stage and received my diploma on graduation day. Ironically, (1) I didn’t end up starting my first post-college job until two months after graduation and (2) my first job after graduation was the worst job that I’ve ever had (with the exception of my brief employment at Panera Bread during high school). But I honestly needed both of those challenges in my life to help me truly transition to adulthood. I don’t know what your major is or what kind of job you’d like to have after graduation, but here are a couple things that you should know, regardless of your major or job aspirations.
5 Songs to Listen to This Easter
Easter is almost here, so today’s post has several song recommendations for you to listen to this week. Of course, you can listen to these songs at any time of year; but I specifically included songs about Christ’s death and resurrection. Happy listening—and happy Easter!
3 Tips for the New Writer
When I started writing, I was just a little girl. I can’t honestly remember the first thing that I wrote, but I knew that I was hooked on this writing thing. Several half-finished stories (and a few finished ones) later, I started to become a really anxious writer though—completely focused on doing all the things that would potentially lead me to a book deal. But that’s not what this post is about, friends. Because you can find tons of resources about doing all the things that will potentially lead you to a book deal. But if you want to have a solid foundation for your writing as you start on this exciting journey, I have a few other suggestions for you.
How God Has Unexpectedly Changed My Desires
I used to doubt that God was capable of changing my desires. I figured that my desires were essentially set in stone and that they honestly couldn't be transformed. I do believe that some desires are God-given and aren’t mean to go away. But I've recently started to see God change my desires in unexpected ways.
Fighting the Lies of My Eating Disorder: Jennifer Smith Lane’s Story
This post was written by Jennifer Smith Lane, the author of Transformed: Eating and Body Image Renewal God's Way. I'm sharing Jennifer's story this week as we approach Eating Disorders Awareness Week (EDAW). Her story is raw and real, but it's also full of hope. If you're struggling with an eating disorder or you know someone who's struggling with an eating disorder, this account will both convict and uplift.