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renovating my heart

Renovating My Heart

Winter is losing its grasp, and Spring is finally upon us! It feels like winter grows longer and longer, but I am so thankful for this new season. My husband and I are ready to start a renovation project in our upstairs bathroom. I…

March 18, 2020
Bible Thumpers and Super Christians

3 Ways To Know If You’re A Super Christian

Heather wasn't too Christian for her non-Christian neighbors who jokingly called her a Bible thumper, but she was too Christian for the Christians. Like, is that even a thing?…

March 9, 2020
How do you measure success

What is Your Measure of Success

We live in a world where they value being a success it seems more than anything. So much so, that it’s hard to see where the line is for success anymore. What is success? Is it when you make a lot of money? When…

February 19, 2020
My shoes and Jesus

1 Reason Why We Should Take Off Our Shoes

Confession: I struggle with wanting to be enough. I always have. I want my life to matter. But I have a bigger desire than wanting to be enough, how I look to others, wanting my life to matter. I want my life to bring…

February 12, 2020
Daily Bible Reading

2 Unexpected Results From Daily Bible Reading (& a Challenge)

“Lot was just carried off by kings after taking the land that looked better. Abrams gonna go save him anyways .” That was the summary of my daily Bible reading earlier this month. I’m reading through the Bible chronologically in 2020 with some other…

January 29, 2020
Do you ever feel apathetic?

Stopping the Cycle of Apathy

I once heard a pastor say that the way we do one thing is how we do everything. I really didn’t like him for a few days after that particular message because I didn’t want to accept the truth contained within that powerful statement.…

January 27, 2020
Grace and Truth a weekly christian link up

Isolation, Exposure, Grace, & Truth

Have you ever been afraid to tell somebody something? Or afraid you will be found out? So like, I heard a car drive by just a bit ago, and I thought it pulled into my driveway, and I was afraid someone was here? Why?…

January 17, 2020
Finding Peace

Finding Peace in His Presence

Life isn't easy, but let's be real, worry and fear don't help. Sheila shares four keys to finding peace in this post...…

January 15, 2020
God use me

Can God Use Me Like Peter or Paul?

I’ve seen more of a trend in the last few years in Christianity – people talk about God usually picking from people who’ve lived in terrible sin. They say things like don’t worry about feeling unqualified to be used by God because He “usually…

January 6, 2020
The best of 2019

Top Candid Posts From 2019

Check out the top posts on Candidly Christian from each of the Candid Gals in 2019. Every Candid Gal writes from her heart, but it's our readers that help share our words with the world.…

December 30, 2019
Grace and truth: a weekly Christian link-up

Our Favorite Grace & Truth Posts from 2019

We hand-picked a list of our favorite seven Grace & Truth Posts from 2019. Is your favorite on our list? We hope you enjoy our 2019 Grace & Truth Round Up!…

December 27, 2019
Christmas Anxiety

3 Ways To Relieve Christmas Anxiety

Christmas anxiety... it's a thing. And it's not a fun thing. Valerie knows because she experiences it first hand. She shares more in this post...…

December 4, 2019
The nature of grace

Learning The Nature Of Grace

I’ve heard that we make a judgment about a person in the first ten seconds of meeting them. Whether we’re basing this on a vibe they give off, the look on their face, or the weird color of their shoes, we’ll never know, but…

November 25, 2019
Let's talk about true beauty

True Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep

Have you ever struggled with your self-image? True beauty is more than skin deep. Sheila is sharing her personal journey with true beauty in this post.…

November 20, 2019
Relatable

What You Need To Know About Relatable Memes and Moments

Relatable memes. We’ve probably all seen them. I saw one earlier this week that said, “Not to brag or anything, but I can forget what I’m doing while I’m doing it.” And, yeah, true story. In fact, I was talking to a friend earlier…

October 30, 2019