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5 Ways to Deal with Disappointment & Depression as a Christian

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The good news first…you have hope! Depression is like a cloud, and life is like a plane.  When we’re depressed, it’s a though we’re flying blind.  We can’t see what’s coming ahead, and we feel that at any moment, we will begin to tumble out of the sky to our demise. We all struggle at one moment or another with disappointment and depression; it hits us for different reasons.  For some, it could be moving or the loss of a job.  For others it’s the loss of a loved one or an illness.  And for others, it’s just life, in […]

Christian Living

Learning to Love: “Loving Myself as Jesus Loves Me”

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In learning how to love, I must learn to love myself as Jesus loves me.  Mark 12:31 commands us to “Love your neighbor as you love yourself.” I have some good news and some bad news. The bad news first.  In your greatest moment of glory; at the height of your accomplishment; in your moments of triumph, God doesn’t think as highly of you as you think of yourself. (Romans 3:23) Now, the good news.  In your deepest depression; in the depth of your sadness; in the lowest of your lows, God doesn’t think as lowly of you as you […]

Love Story

How Rachel Met Peter: Love Story of God’s Provision – Pt. 3

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After a lot of driving, we settled on The Cheesecake Factory.  We sat and reminisced about how good the One Project experience had been.  Throughout the conversation, the Australian crew asked many questions about my experience in the Middle East.  I was happy to share small snippets and stories. I was processing it all myself. The conversation at the table was light and fun with lots of laughter.  I was beginning to see that Aussies are lighthearted and love to joke.  As the evening wore on, they began discussing their plans for the next day.  They had scheduled a Frank […]

Love Story

How Rachel Met Peter: A Story of God’s Provision – Pt. 2

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The interesting thing about my strong urge to go to the One Project was that I had no idea what would happen at the conference.  It was just an event that I saw on the internet. I didn’t know anyone who had attended before.  I didn’t even know what would happen there. I just knew they’d be talking about Jesus. Upon entering the hotel, I was greeted with the gathering’s logo on the floor of a beautiful hotel. The atmosphere was amazing.  It was apparent that thought and planning had gone into every detail. The first night, I attended a […]

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God, Where Are You?

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I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve asked God, “Where are you?”  Even now, I’m asking Him this question, as I transition my life to Australia. I’ve asked Him this question many times in the past, when it’s come to relationships or getting into university programs or getting a job. I’ve often cried the question out in agony, “God, where are you?” Sometimes, I wonder if this is the right question.  I wonder if I’m asking it with the right heart. “Would I treat a friend like this?”  If a friend didn’t do what I wanted, when I wanted, […]

Relationship With God

Who Is God?

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Who is God? Is God passive or aggressive? Is God grumpy or grandfatherly? Is He overseeing or overbearing? Is God vengeful or cheerful? Who is God? I’m walking into this thinking that you have some sort of belief in God that’s led you in one way or another to this post.  The issue may not be with your beliefs but what you do with those beliefs. Because, like me, you might have a lot of questions.  And how you answer these questions about God might determine what you do with your beliefs. I have questions, like… How does God feel […]