How to Stop Worrying About What Other People Think
November 16th, 2017

How to Stop Worrying About What Other People Think

Hannah DeMarco

Do you feel overwhelmed by other people’s judgment? Like you’re always the one who gets blamed for everyone’s mistakes? Like everyone expects you to anticipate their every little need and resents you when you can’t live up to their impossible expectations? Maybe you feel like ...

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Trade self-doubt for confidence. Here’s how.
October 5th, 2017

Trade self-doubt for confidence. Here’s how.

Hannah DeMarco

We all sat in silence. Afraid to breathe too loudly. Terrified of being called out. Our third grade teacher scratched her nails on the chalkboard as she wrote this question: What is the largest ocean in the world? “Any takers?” she challenged, surveying our stoic ...

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Wish You Were Someone Else? See Yourself Through God’s Eyes
September 7th, 2017

Wish You Were Someone Else? See Yourself Through God’s Eyes

Hannah DeMarco

I floated in my pool, thinking of all the ways I’d be a whole new person. It was the summer before 9th grade, and I had the highest of hopes for the new, improved high school version of me. High school Hannah would be hilarious. ...

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Care Too Much About What Other People Want? Find Your Self-worth in God’s Word
July 25th, 2017

Care Too Much About What Other People Want? Find Your Self-worth in God’s Word

Hannah DeMarco

The knot in my stomach grows larger with each letter I type on my phone in the half-light glow of my bedroom. Although Im sick and need rest, I feel guilty about cancelling weekend plans with my friend. After thirty minutes of careful crafting, I ...

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3 Verses to Ease the Pain of Feeling Overlooked
April 11th, 2017

3 Verses to Ease the Pain of Feeling Overlooked

Coleen Buglino

I once described to a friend that I was feeling like a filthy mop. I pictured myself being pushed across the floor, absorbing all the mess and the grime, working tirelessly while no one was looking. I explained feeling like everyone else was busy doing their glamorous jobs, living ...

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Feeling Incompetent? Bible Verses Offer Assurance
April 4th, 2017

Feeling Incompetent? Bible Verses Offer Assurance

Andrew Tomashewsky

The job was simple enough. I planned to take my infant daughter grocery shopping one Saturday afternoon while my wife was practicing organ for the Sunday service. I had the backpack set with diapers, toys, and Baby Bjorn, just in case. After I dropped my wife off at practice, ...

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What Does True Love Look Like?
March 21st, 2017

What Does True Love Look Like?

Hannah DeMarco

Who do you love most? To be honest, the person I usually love most is myself. I want what’s best for me . I look out for me. My choices are often guided by self-interest. But, as Jesus taught us, real love looks different. ...

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Psalms of Lament for When You Feel Rejected
March 9th, 2017

Psalms of Lament for When You Feel Rejected

Hannah DeMarco

I have yet to meet someone who enjoys the feeling of being rejected. Of being told, “Thanks, but you’re just not good enough.” But it’s something that all of us feel at one time or another, not that we’re likely to admit it. Like a pile of crumbs, we ...

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