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4 Ways to Fight Anxiety With Faith and Prayer

| June 19, 2019
4 Ways to Fight Anxiety with Faith

“Should I move back home to Hawaii or should I stay in San Francisco?” this question kept me up at night and then when I did fall asleep it leaked in and crowded my dreams.  

I was in my first semester of college when I faced my personal Goliath. Out of state fees were wild and the financial aid I received wasn’t enough so I couldn’t afford another semester at San Francisco State University.

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Looking for Love In All The Wrong Places

Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places

Note: The opinions and references mentioned in “Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places” are the authors and do not necessarily represent that of the Candidly Christian ministry or other contributors. Written by Elo Claire Odogbo I struggled with approval addiction for a…

May 8, 2019
How To Hear God's Voice For Your Purpose In Life

How To Hear God’s Voice For Your Purpose In Life

Have you ever wondered what God wants you to do with your life? I certainly did. For so long, I lived a good life. I had a beautiful home, a thriving business, a great daughter; life couldn’t have been better. …Or so I kept…

February 18, 2019
My Life as a People-Pleaser

My Life As A People-Pleaser

Do you know what it feels like to completely and utterly hate yourself? Have you ever loathed yourself so much that you could not even look at your face in the mirror? Maybe you had those moments of feeling like you were not valued…

January 30, 2019
Struggling with Same-Sex Attraction

Same Sex Attraction ≠ Leprosy

Let’s speak candidly here, right from the start. I was a lesbian for eleven years, then I was single and celibate for a year and a half. Then I got married. I had two kids (already had one prior to the marriage) and three…

May 28, 2018
How To Refocus When You Have A Bad Day

How to Refocus When You’re Having A Bad Day

Just like anyone, I’ve had my share of bad days.  I’ve also had my share of days that seemed bad in the moment but in hindsight, they only felt bad in the moment. When things don’t go as planned and my day seems to…

April 19, 2018
Weeping May Endure, But We Can Reclaim Our Hope

Weeping May Endure… But We Can Reclaim Our Hope

I’m pretty sure you are all liars. Maybe you don’t even realize you are doing it. But every time you curate your life to look more appealing – whether it be with beauty products, Instagram filters or a simple “I’m fine” – you are…

March 22, 2018
True Friends are something every gal wants... read more in this post by Julie Loos

Why I Need An Authentic Friend In My Life

As I stood in front of my dryer, pulling out another heap of clean clothes, I wistfully looked out the window. It was another day of the same chores, PJ Masks and following the demands of my toddler. Even though I had a list…

February 8, 2018
Hope secure when life isn't with Denise Pass

Hope Secure When Life Isn’t

Job 17:15 “Where then is my hope – who can see any hope for me?”  Sitting on the cold concrete porch, my heart pounded within my chest over my new reality. I wasn’t enough. I wasn’t enough. Those words resounded within my head so…

July 20, 2017

3 Steps to Overcome Laziness

A Guest Post by Helene Smith I’ve been lazy before.  Not the “I should probably get up and work but it’s been a busy day and I’m going to play board games with the kids instead” lazy.  The sinful, procrastinating, anxiety-provoked and provoking, let-down-your-friends-and-miss-deadlines…

June 15, 2017

Fostering Community for Christian Women

A Guest Post by Ivy Neal I believe God created us with the desire and the need for community – first with Him, but also with one another. What I want to share today is what I’ve been learning about community within the church…

June 8, 2017

5 Lessons Learned About Being Softened

Easter Sunday morning I lay on my back in bed, contemplating getting up, when Ruthie (our daughter’s half-tabby, half Siamese “hearing-aid” cat) came in. She got on the bed, and then, very surprisingly, got on me. She walked around, and started kneading, or softening me…

May 15, 2017
Madison Weaver Blog Post

Why You Need to Break Free for the Sake of Your Marriage

A Guest Post by Madison Weaver Every time I open my phone, I go on social media and see photos of happy couples, happy kids, and sweet memories being shared. It’s very sweet, but almost overwhelming. There are so many people that look like…

May 1, 2017
God's Plan with Maria Hass

When God Shows Up – And It’s Not What I Wanted!

A Guest Post by Maria Hass Sometimes we are seeking God with everything we have because we need Him to do something for us. Then He shows up, and brings relief.  Other times, we are happily doing our own thing… and He shows up. …

April 13, 2017

Ruthie and the New Guy

Just as Ruthie was getting settled into her new home (along with us) something very unexpected happened. Our daughter, Vicky, learned that a former roommate was moving away. She thought she had accommodations for her cat, a 10-year old male tabby named Boston, but…

March 20, 2017