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Be An Example

Do you remember the "good ole days" of when you were a teenager? You felt as if you were invincible and you could dare life without even blinking an eye? For some of you reading this those teenage years may be harder to remember than others and if you are a teenager reading this don't stop-I promise this isn't a post about "back when I was your age..." This is a post about making wise decisions even if you have the rest of your life ahead of you. Because believe it or not-some of those decisions you are making now as a young adult will have their effects on you for the rest of your life. Now, I know what some of you are thinking, "Yeah, but if I don't get caught or no one ever finds out about what I did, it doesn't matter, right?" WRONG! God will know and more importantly you will know. Maybe you don't attend church regularly or you might not even believe in God but I am here to tell you that every choice you make and every act…

Authentic Christianity or Fairy Tale Faith?

I LOVE going to church on Sundays! I wake up with this feeling of anticipation and excitement for the blessings that I will receive from the music and the words that are spoken. There is a feeling of family, tradition and spirituality that can only come from being with a group of other believers. I can be myself when I am at church. If I mess up a song (which, believe me has happened a LOT!) I don't feel embarrassed because I know that my church family loves me and accepts me for who I am and WHOSE I am! But, what about when the clock strikes 12noon and the doors open and it is time to leave this safe haven called church? I admit, I feel a little bit like Cinderella once I leave church on Sunday and the reality of my life and the world start to sink in. How can we carry the feelings of that connection with God with us once we leave the sanctuary? It has taken me many years and several glass slippers later to even begin to understand the authenticity of Christianity and more…