Young Adults

  • God’s Gift of Rest under a Tiny Tree

    God’s Gift of Rest under a Tiny Tree

    For as long as I can remember, the word rest has never been in my vocabulary. As a child, my parents reported that I would constantly move and shift items around in my room, rearranging...

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  • Three God-Given Ways to Support Your Mental Health this Summer

    Three God-Given Ways to Support Your Mental Health this Summer

    I’m so glad it’s summer. There are many reasons for this—sunshine! patio dining! sundresses! But the number one reason is that it’s simply not winter.

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  • What is God Calling Me to Do?

    What is God Calling Me to Do?

    This is an adapted excerpt from Walking Together: Simple Steps for Discipleship by Ted Doering.  What is God saying? This is a question about knowledge. What is God calling me to do?...

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  • Messy Feelings and God’s Design

    Messy Feelings and God’s Design

    This post is adapted from Finding Hope: From Brokenness to Restoration by Heidi Goehmann.

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  • Anxious Mind, Gracious God

    Anxious Mind, Gracious God

    Today at work, I had an incredibly anxious day. Nothing bad or abnormal happened. I woke up, got dressed, clocked in, and already felt on edge. To my co-workers, I most likely appeared...

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  • Four Rs of an Ordinary Life

    Four Rs of an Ordinary Life

    This post is adapted from Callings for Life: God’s Plan, Your Purpose written by Jeffrey Leininger.

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  • Navigating the Darkness

    Navigating the Darkness

    A pitch-black street familiar to me is illuminated by streetlights and the warm glow of headlights from early-riser commuters. I live alongside one of the major highways that serves as...

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  • Directions for Snow Days

    Directions for Snow Days

    The wintertime gets a great deal of hate because of the cold weather, the nasty storms, the lack of sunlight, and what seems an overly long length. One thing most people do enjoy is the...

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  • Our Callings through God’s Plan for Us

    Our Callings through God’s Plan for Us

    As a college senior, I feel an incredible amount of pressure to have my life figured out and to be living out what I was born to do. This is most likely the case for any college student...

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  • Advent: The Hope Factory

    Advent: The Hope Factory

    It was during Advent when I witnessed my first infant Baptism. The season of Advent has powerful imagery for me in the Christian faith I share with so many of my brothers and sisters...

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  • Product Overview of The Messengers | Christian Young Adult Novels2:04

    Product Overview of The Messengers | Christian Young Adult Novels

    A boy living in an oppressive government. A surprise guest in the middle of the night. Darkness. The Light of Christ. Become invested in the Messengers Trilogy. Start book one: https://www.cph.org/p

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  • Epic Fails Are Normal

    Epic Fails Are Normal

    When was the last time you failed at something? Did you truly fail or just stop trying?  In my work, I ask students to recall failure as part of our now-common virtual interactions....

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  • An Advent Shift to Social Media

    An Advent Shift to Social Media

    In the last scroll through your social media—Facebook and Twitter especially—did you feel happy? Were there an abundance of posts that made you laugh, smile, and feel giddy inside? I...

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  • The (Hidden) Blessing of Quarantine

    The (Hidden) Blessing of Quarantine

    I am what my friends have deemed an ambivert: a perfect 50/50 split between an introvert and an extrovert. This was confirmed with a personality test, as my friends became obsessed with...

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  • Challenging More: You Don't Know Everything (and That's Okay)

    Challenging More: You Don't Know Everything (and That's Okay)

    The idea that each individual person has to know everything can set some on edge. How are you meant to know everything in the short lifespan that you have? In his new book, Meant for...

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  • When You Get What You Prayed For

    When You Get What You Prayed For

    In college, I used to (only semi-jokingly) ask God to send me a tall, blonde, Jesus-loving, soccer-playing, European boyfriend. A few weeks ago, I married a tall, blonde pastor who...

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  • A Sea of Broken Dreams

    A Sea of Broken Dreams

    “I will rejoice in Jerusalem and be glad in My people; no more shall be heard in it the sound of weeping and the cry of distress.” Isaiah 65:19 As I look at the landscape in our...

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  • Social Media: Walk as Children of Light

    Social Media: Walk as Children of Light

    The internet has always had its dark side: email money transfer and gift card scams, identity theft, catfishing, fake job offers, stalkers, social media bullying, and more. During this...

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  • How to Memorize Scripture (and Why It’s Important)

    How to Memorize Scripture (and Why It’s Important)

    If you grew up going to Sunday School or confirmation classes, I can almost guarantee that you had to memorize Bible verses. It likely went something like this: You remember you have a...

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  • How to Be a Good (Adult) Child to Your Parents

    How to Be a Good (Adult) Child to Your Parents

    As a child and teenager, I was always reminded of the Fourth Commandment: Honor your father and your mother. Obviously, I should have been doing that anyway … but I was too busy...

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