When Your Teen is Struggling With Their Faith

When Your Teen is Struggling With Their Faith

“If our kids never struggle with their faith, they will have borrowed convictions.” –Josh McDowell

I was raised in a Christian home. My mom was a children’s pastor.  I felt like I was always at church.  But when I got to high school, I started having doubts about my faith.  I was no longer interested in taking everything my parents said at face value.  I had to figure it out for myself.  More importantly, I needed the Holy Spirit to help me…to change my heart.  I could no longer rely on my parent’s faith.  It had to be my own.

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Grace and Truth {July 22}

Grace and Truth {July 22}

This week's featured post for Grace and Truth is by Horace Williams of Pleasing to the Potter.  It's called. Stand Strong in Your Faith in the Midst of Suffering.  It's a familiar question.  Why does God allow suffering?  Recent events in the news have a lot of people thinking and talking about the topic of suffering.  Horace has the perspective of someone who has suffered deeply.  He had a stroke a few years ago.  That experience brought Horace closer to God and it has served in many ways to bring God glory.   Horace writes with wisdom and sensitivity about this difficult subject.  I really appreciated the post that he shared last week.  I hope you'll go say hello and be encouraged by what Horace has to share

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Grace and Truth {July 15}

Grace and Truth {July 15}

This week's featured post for Grace and Truth is by Rachel Britton.  It's called, Step Back So God Can Move In.  It's a relatable post that's about the need to sometimes step back so that God can move in.  Rachel uses both her own personal story and the example of Paul in Ephesus to make some great points.  I hope you'll click over, say hello, and be encouraged.

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Holding Hands: love that lasts a lifetime

Holding Hands:  love that lasts a lifetime

They walk very slowly up the aisle of the church, wrinkled hands clasped, and take their places together every week, front and center. Always together, softly swaying to the music, lifting hands in prayer, never letting go with the other set of hands. They are one. When the music turns lively, their hands swing together to the beat and the man’s feet start a little jig.....

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Grace and Truth {July 1}

Grace and Truth {July 1}

This week's featured post for Grace and Truth is by called, Self Addiction and Cage Rattling, and it's by Sue Donaldson of Welcome Heart.  God wants our trust.  When He doesn't have it, He'll do what it takes, to lovingly draw us nearer to Him.  Sometimes there's a little cage rattling that happens.  I love the way Sue explained it and I hope you'll go and read what she wrote, here

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25 Faith Writers You'll Want to Follow on Instagram

25 Faith Writers You'll Want to Follow on Instagram

Instagram is one of my favorite places to be on social media.  I have a lot of fun there and I'm often inspired by the creativity, the beauty, and the inspirational words.  I also love the behind the scenes peeks I get into other people's lives (I love the cute kids and animals). 

There are many different types of Instagram accounts that I enjoy following.  One particular group that I wanted to highlight today are faith writers.  Here are 25 of my favorite Instagram accounts that belong to faith writers.  The following Instagram accounts that I'm sharing here today are:

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