Dear fighter You are seen. You are loved. You aren’t alone, but known from above. Your struggle is real, but you are here I see you. I love you. Drop the pills, release the knife Don’t kill yourself, don’t take your life! You belong in this story Not erased from history Dear survivor I know … Continue reading Dear Warr;or
At sixteen I sat in your pews Agreeing as you spoke Good News You left me an offer to have my back If somehow my life got out of whack Years went by, life flew off its tracks You said prayers guarded our backs Then as I stood up against a wall I realized you never … Continue reading Will You Miss Me?
Fear: an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain or a threat. The first time I ever thought of that word was when I was told by a friend that I may have a chronic illness. I knew I had struggles, but they were just obstacles … Continue reading Are We Fearless?
This is the last and final post for my series "Grace Under Pressure." My hope is that you have been encouraged by what you have read and been reading over the past two months. I would also like to end this series with a post from Zack Anderson as he shares what God has shown … Continue reading God’s Amazing Grace~Zack Anderson
GRACE. It’s such a beautiful word. When I think of grace, I think of gracefulness, like someone in a beautiful ball gown dancing ‘til midnight. Is that what grace is though? No. In our culture, we lose the meaning of grace because our culture tells us to care only about ourselves and what we want … Continue reading God’s Grace Not Man’s~Kelly Kate
One dictionary definition of Grace is, "The free and unmerited favor of God in the Salvation of sinners and bestowal of sin." I thought this was interesting, and a good description. As sinners, as weak, prideful and selfish humans, God shows us Grace. It's beautiful, really. We aren't deserving of this Grace, we didn't do … Continue reading Having Grace When They Don’t Deserve It~Nina Willoughby
With Halloween being just this week, I have come to face a darkening reality: too many kids want to be superheroes, and not enough of them know what being a true hero actually means. Too many people have never experienced a superhuman act of rescue. If the world was like the Marvel movies, good would … Continue reading Grace Upon Grace~Hannah D.
I am not graceful. At all. Whatsoever. My mom actually noticed my gracelessness and signed me up for ballet class when I was four. She hoped that it might help with my clumsiness and I ended up taking ballet for ten years, but I’m still not graceful and probably never will be. But, even though … Continue reading Showing God’s Grace in an Ungraceful World~Lilah
One of my favorite chapters of the Bible is 2 Kings 18. Even though I get mad every time I read it, it remains a favorite. Want to know why? Hezekiah displayed a strong walk of faith- despite the toughness and loneliness that marked his path. As the king of Judah, Hezekiah faced many hardships, … Continue reading Staying Faithful When Pressure Strikes~Courtney P.
Grace is my middle name. Literally. But... that doesn’t mean that I’m that good at showing grace to others. More often, I’m receiving it. Of course, I’m not very good at that either. I’d much rather show grace to others than be forced to swallow my pride and be on the receiving end of things. … Continue reading Having God’s Grace For Ourselves Under Pressure~Sara Willoughby