A Giving Opportunity (And What You’ll Get in Return)

Hey fam,

The holidays are a really cool time of year. People seem to be generally more joyful, more excited about life, and more generous.

If you’re one of these people and looking for someone or something that needs a little extra financial blessing, you’ve come to the right place.

This is Jonathan.

Jonathan is one of my favorite people in the world.

Oh yeah, I happen to be dating him.

For his degree (international business) he is required to study abroad. Unfortunately, studying abroad is ridiculously expensive, if you didn’t know that already.

Luckily, God has provided him with people like you who can help him make his goal of graduating from Texas A&M a reality! If you can spare even $5, that would be immensely helpful.

Another way you can help out is by sharing his GoFundMe on your Facebook page. That way, more people will see it and, by the law of numbers, more people will give!

What You’ll Get in Return

I’ve been saving the debut of my… *drumroll*

BRAND NEW EBOOK

…for a special occasion, and here it is!

It’s called Essential Tips and Tricks for Reading and Understanding Your Bible. It’s not just for beginners, and inside you’ll find 17 pages containing everything I’ve ever found helpful in studying the Bible. It’s yours, FREE, when you donate to the GoFundMe.

You’ll also get massive treasure in Heaven, so that’s pretty cool.

How Do I Get It?

Step 1: Give to Jonathan’s GoFundMe! You can find the link here.

Step 2: Send me an email telling me your name.

Step 3: I’ll glance over at the list of donors on the GoFundMe and if I see yours, I’ll send you the ebook immediately!

Easy peasy.

I hope you’ll pray and consider giving a little something to make Jonathan’s day. Let’s make this happen for him!

 

Until next time,

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A Word to the Discouraged Soul

Are you feeling discouraged? Here are a few of the symptoms so you can do a self-check:

  • Exhaustion, physical or otherwise
  • Frustration
  • Anxiety
  • Burn-out
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Feeling like nothing you’re doing is working
  • Feeling underappreciated

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How to Thrive During Big Life Changes

Hello again, my fabulous reader. If you’re dedicated enough to this blog to have noticed that 1.5-month-long hiatus, it’s good to see you again! If not, there’s grace and you still have time to repent and start paying more attention to me.

Kidding.

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Switching It Up (Again) + 83 Songs To Add To Your Worship Playlist

I’ll get the boring stuff out of the way first.

Lately I’ve been feeling the pressure to post twice a week…which started out as Not That Bad™ but became more and more like an obligation that I didn’t want anything to do with.

I basically started this blog as a form of worship. I had a desire to make it professional–which was meant to be a way to glorify God in and of itself, since I want everything I do for Him to be done with excellence–but with that came the push to treat it like a profession (read: job ((read read: chore))).

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Why You Actually Do Deserve God’s Love

You’re probably a little skeptical right now–or a lot skeptical–and I don’t blame you. After all, this is the opposite of what we have been conditioned to believe. I certainly believed the exact opposite. That is, up until four days ago when I had the opportunity to discuss this very topic with some deep-thinking men and women from my church. I left that conversation with my world absolutely flipped upside down.

Aaaand you’re still skeptical. On to the first heading!

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The Name God Calls Himself

I know there are creatures all around You
I know there are lightenings and thunderings
I know there’s a storm all around You
Holy, Holy, Holy

I see seven lamps of fire burning
I see a sea of glass mingled with fire burning
I see the Son of Man with eyes of fire burning
Burning, burning, burning

-“Storm All Around You” by Jon Thurlow

When was the last time you took time to reflect on the holiness of God?

As a society we have reduced God to a personal servant.

We want our best life now.

We want to fall into fortune if we’ll just re-post and type “amen.”

We want perfect peace and no problems.

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Learning To See

Shut your mouth; open your eyes and ears. Take in what is there and give no thought to what might have been there or what is somewhere else. That can come later, if it must come at all.

~C.S. Lewis, Surprised By Joy

Lately God has been teaching me a lesson that is glaringly simple, yet something I had never before even considered: how to see.

The comforts and mundanity of every day life tricked me into simply looking instead.

What’s the difference?

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How to Let Go of Stress

Do you ever feel like you can’t get away from your stress?

We live in a stress-saturated culture. We justify our stress. Everyone else is stressed out and busy, so why shouldn’t we be?

And life is hectic. It can seem like just when we’ve finished one big task on our to-do list, there’s another one.

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The Patience of God

His disciples said, “Yes, now you are speaking plainly, not in any figure of speech! Now we know that You know all things, and do not need to have anyone question You; by this we know that You came from God.” Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe?”

-John 16:29-31

If this passage doesn’t epitomize the patience of Jesus, I don’t know what does.

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