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    Why I Serve at Youth Group

    Every Friday night I volunteer at my church’s youth group. This involves a few different jobs. I help with the general admin for the youth. I also help them track their quiet times and memory verses so that they can earn their scholarships for Word of Life Camp at the end of the year. On top of this, I lead a small group of girls whom I try and help apply the weekly lesson to their daily lives. I talk to teenagers and make a fool of myself, plan games or ice breakers. While doing all these things I try to have the biggest possible impact on their lives that…

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    Love Like Jesus Loves

    I just want to remind you that Jesus loves you more than you can begin to comprehend. Your worth is found in Him. He is shaping you and making you stronger (even if you feel weak right now). You are so valued by Him that He died for you while you were still His enemy and He made you His child. I also want to remind you to help others know they are loved and cherished. Don’t be afraid to message that friend that you haven’t spoken to in a while and remind them that you value their friendship. Life is short and only the Word of God and the…

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    Where’s the Reset Button?

    Do you ever wish that life came with a reset button? Even if it was just one. Like when you’re little you learn that everyone gets a reset, it’s useful for an up to six month redo allowing you to go back to exactly the same place you were six months ago; but with all the knowledge of living those six months already. I have felt like that so many times before. Honestly, if life were to come with a reset button, I probably would have pushed it way too early in life and missed a really good opportunity. Maybe when I was 10 or 11 and thought my life…

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    Why I Haven’t Given Up on Christ, Christianity and the Church

    I was just reading an article on The Gospel Coalition called The Perils of Falling for a ‘Fyre’-Style Faith. Personally I know nothing about the Fyre Festival or its documentary on Netflix. I would never have clicked on this post, I just happened to read it because I follow TGC on on Feedly and so it was the next article in my feed. The article discussed how we as Christians sometimes try and oversell Christianity and a fantasy faith. This often results in a bunch of so called “conversions” to Christianity and then a bunch of new converts who feel that they haven’t received what they were promised (like the…

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    What Am I Called to Today?

    Over the last year, a lot in my life has changed. Things that I was planning on suddenly came to an end and I was left in a place at the end of January where I realized that I had to, in a sense, start my life from the beginning again. Now the truth is that I am young and a lot of people would say that I haven’t even begun my life at 22 years old so I should stop panicking. But for me, things were different. As a teenager I did my best to build my life and know where I wanted to go and work hard to…

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    Grace Upon Grace

    I gave my testimony at my youth group on Friday. My dad was teaching on two different types of testimonies. He taught that there are some people who have been saved out of a life of sin–that is, they lived a very worldly life far away from God and then received salvation by God’s grace, were washed clean and were able to begin a new transformed life. In comparison, there are other people have been saved from a life of sin–meaning that because they were saved at a fairly young age or generally were “good” (in a worldly sense), they didn’t necessarily have a drastic outward transformation nor were they ever seen as a…