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Free to Be Free: Breaking the Chains of Religion, Anxiety, and the Disease to Please

  Tyler bought me this bracelet months ago. When I first read the quote, it honestly brought tears to my eyes. I know what it's like to be "perfect," or at least give the illusion that I am. And I know how it feels to be free from that burden. My entire childhood I was the… Continue reading Free to Be Free: Breaking the Chains of Religion, Anxiety, and the Disease to Please

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It’s Choosing Jesus Blog’s 2 year Anniversary! And, in Celebration, here is my very first post.

The 2 year anniversary of my blog launch and first post just passed and, in celebration, I thought I would share my very first post. To those of you who have followed from the beginning, THANK YOU, from the bottom of my heart. And, to those of you who have just joined in, THANK YOU… Continue reading It’s Choosing Jesus Blog’s 2 year Anniversary! And, in Celebration, here is my very first post.

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Jesus is My Why – Overcoming Writer’s Block and Self-Sabotaging Lies

Just a heads up, I'm about to be very honest and vulnerable. I've been struggling lately. Really struggling. In more than one area, but especially and specifically with writing. I haven't written anything or felt like I had anything to write for weeks. I've said over and over to both God and my Husband, Tyler, "I… Continue reading Jesus is My Why – Overcoming Writer’s Block and Self-Sabotaging Lies

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Let’s Be Real – Addressing the Idea that Christians are Perfect

Psst... Lean in closer. I want to tell you a secret. But you can't tell anyone. Get ready. This a good one. Here goes... Christians are not perfect.  Shhhh!! Yes, it's true. But you can't tell anyone! You will ruin the image that has been developed for years. Somewhere along the way, some Christians started acting… Continue reading Let’s Be Real – Addressing the Idea that Christians are Perfect

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Free from Fear

            This is what my journal looks like this morning. With my lack of artistic handwriting, it's rough, messy, jagged, real... me.             One of my greatest life struggles has always been fear. Not of the dark, not of being alone, not of current circumstances, but fear of the unknown, fear of the completely imagined… Continue reading Free from Fear

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Waiting in the Wilderness

A wilderness is described as "an uncultivated, uninhabited, and inhospitable region" or "a neglected or abandoned area." Why would God send us here? Why would God send us to a place of solitude, surrounded by decay? Because He wants to get us alone. He wants to get us away from the chaos and noise, to… Continue reading Waiting in the Wilderness

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The Future Looks Bright

"The future is as bright as the promises of God." -Adoniram Judson Sometimes I think God likes to show off when He speaks to me. It's like He keeps certain things hidden until exactly the right moment and then BAM, all at once I'm hit with an onslaught of the same message and an overload… Continue reading The Future Looks Bright

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The One thing that is Impossible for God

            I was praying about a couple of very important situations a few nights ago. As I did, I went to my Bible and asked God to let it open to exactly what He wanted me to pray over these situations. As soon as I opened my Bible, it fell to a commentary page entitled… Continue reading The One thing that is Impossible for God

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Oh How Great the Father’s Love

#LampAndLight day 29: A photo you love. ◇ ◇ ◇ ◇ ◇ ◇ ◇ ◇ ◇ ◇ ◇ ◇ ◇ This is me with my Daddy when I was little. My Aunt gave me this picture a couple of years ago and said that when she took it she couldn't stop smiling because Daddy was… Continue reading Oh How Great the Father’s Love

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A Beautiful Mess

#LampAndLight day 28: A Beautiful Mess. ◇ ◇ ◇ ◇ ◇ ◇ ◇ ◇ ◇ ◇ ◇ ◇ ◇ ◇ Hi. I'm Bethany. I am a beautiful mess. ◇ ◇ ◇ ◇ ◇ ◇ ◇ ◇ ◇ ◇ ◇ ◇ ◇ ◇ Now, please don't take this the wrong way. I'm not talking about a… Continue reading A Beautiful Mess