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Going Deeper – Things That Really Matter

Make every day a day that really matters. Don’t suddenly wake up and discover your day is gone. I love stories, don’t you? Especially when the main character starts off in a desolate spot, nothing more than a poor shadow of endless nothingness, and then rises above the
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From the Old Wooden Bench to the Comfy Brown Couch

A Season of Waiting My heart raced as my car inched closer to his driveway. What if there’s no chemistry? What if we have nothing to talk about? Have I set myself up to be let down again? These questions of doubt were fumbling around in my mind as I prepared to meet my blind date
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An Officer’s Call for Prayer

An interview with South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) Major Frank O’Neal   For most people, a day at work poses little or no threat of danger. Many of us work in classrooms, office buildings or other settings ideal for accomplishing our given tasks,
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Permission to Sift

Permission Granted You would think comedy would be the last way God would address sin, but then, the belly of a large fish doesn’t seem like a good idea to me either. While serving in ministry as a Christian Comedienne, I’m always looking at life with a little different twist.
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Growing Up & Popping Bubbles

Were you ever asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I’ve learned only God knows our future, and what we should be asking is: Lord, what do YOU want me to be when I grow up? While in college, I changed my major about as often as the seasons change. After trying my hand
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The Red High Heel Façade

I have the same insecurities as you. I look in the mirror and do not recognize the stranger looking back at me. I think my hips are too wide, I yell too often, and my idea of dressing up is slapping on a tank top with elastic waist yoga pants. I have not been alone in the
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Utterly Amazed

I love to travel, especially to foreign lands. Even though I speak no foreign language, I embrace the culture, the food, and even the inconveniences. My parents instilled in me this passion from an early age as we often hosted visiting missionaries in our home. I loved to listen
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Election Fears? Take Heart.

I can trace it back to one night during my senior year of high school. Unable to sleep, I grieved the loss of aborted unborn life. I thought, “How could innocent babies be killed and discarded everyday?” My heart ached for the women involved. “What money problems or social
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Fitbits & Food

The Struggle is Real A few months ago I admitted that I struggle with bulimia. Even though I have never made myself throw up, I excessively worked out, dieted, fasted, and then binged on food. I would eat, and eat, and eat some more. It was as if I could not stop eating. Shame
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Katie Eats: Fall is here!

Fall is definitely my favorite time of the year. I love the beauty God created in the changing of the seasons. As soon as the temperature starts to drop, I begin cooking our fall favorites. I’ve created healthier versions of these cool weather recipes with less sugar. They have
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Holy Disruptions

  God interrupts a family’s life trajectory and gives them a new vision and plan Our lives were comfortably under control — at least as much as they can be with three young children and another on the way. Henry had left his law practice in West Columbia, South Carolina to
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Three Encounters, a Deeper Faith

In just one week, God proved His power and answered some questions that had been swirling around in my mind. How can I share my faith? Will anyone even listen to me? I was constantly wallowing in a pit of self-doubt. In the midst of my self-doubt, I pulled into a Chick-fil-A
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Be Brave

Words Whispered to Shrink Her Fear “Be brave.” The gentle whisper tugged at my heart for what seemed like forever. For a girl whose biggest struggle is fear, being brave isn’t exactly something I practice on a regular basis. But, I was certain I’d heard God call me to walk boldly
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The Stranger in the Mirror

My friend, Heidi, saved my life. Literally. While I was still a high school senior, some band buddies of mine who had already graduated and attained positions in the Carolina Band assured me of one thing: If you are in the band, you will drink alcohol. I was strong in my faith
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Who Knows? A Struggle With Perfection Or Nothing

I grow deaf to the whisper of the Holy Spirit. I forget that life is a journey with God. He doesn’t save us and send us on our way. He walks with us. My days are so busy and so full of opportunities to fall, but God reminds me again and again that my job is to follow His lead and
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