Finding My Heart of Compassion

All I saw were the tattered clothes, crooked teeth, and unkempt hair. All I heard were the murmurs, nervous laughter, and brisk replies. All I felt was the discomfort, awkwardness, and potential danger. Last month, I served for the first time ever at a food pantry. I’d once helped with the behind-the-scenes work at a food pantry, but I’d never been there while people actually got their food. In short, my experience was different than I’d expected.

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The 3 Greatest Fears of Homeschoolers

Not too long ago, I was a homeschooler. I know all about the homeschool lingo—in fact, I lived it every day! I know all about homeschool co-ops, tutorials, and “independent work.” I have no idea what public school is like. I’ve never ridden a public-school bus, eaten lunch in a public-school cafeteria, or heard the... Continue Reading →

The Importance of Prayer

*Poof* In an instant, she was gone. One of the sweetest girls I’d met at college had suddenly vanished. I had no idea what happened to her. She didn’t respond to my texts. She didn’t let me know that she’d gotten my package in the mail. She didn’t even tell me that she wasn’t coming... Continue Reading →

Are You Ready for a Romantic Relationship?

It’s wonderful to be ready for doing God’s work. Sometimes that “work” refers to taking a certain job, joining a certain ministry, or mending a certain friendship. However, it’s unwise to ready yourself for a relationship that isn’t part of His plan.

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