4 Verses to Overcome the Shame of Rejection
October 17th, 2019

4 Verses to Overcome the Shame of Rejection

Hannah DeMarco

The first time a good friend “broke up” with me in middle school, I ran home crying to my mom. She patiently listened as I detailed every aspect of our friendship, everything we said, everything that happened the last time we had a sleepover at ...

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Finding Who You Are in God’s Word
April 18th, 2019

Finding Who You Are in God’s Word

Hannah DeMarco

Growing up in the 90s, I was bombarded with messages of self-worth 247. Almost every pre-teen Disney movie or Nickelodeon TV show bedazzled itself with the same tried-and-true message: Be yourself! Don’t let anyone dull your shine! It all sounded nice, but it seemed ...

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How to Give Yourself Grace When You Don’t Feel Good Enough
August 16th, 2018

How to Give Yourself Grace When You Don’t Feel Good Enough

Hannah DeMarco

I inherited many wonderful things from my father: his olive skin, his love of music, his zeal for learning. But one of the more challenging things he bequeathed to me is my unrealistic concept of time. Overly idealistic, I try to cram 47 activities into a ...

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Feel Like You Don’t Belong? You’re Not Alone.
June 21st, 2018

Feel Like You Don’t Belong? You’re Not Alone.

Hannah DeMarco

I don’t belong here , I thought. My acceptance letter was a fluke. I walked through the ancient university building. The sound of posh British accents filled my ears, making me feel insecure about my uncultured accent. I tip-toed through the hallways, ...

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Worried About Your Legacy? Trust Jesus Day to Day
April 19th, 2018

Worried About Your Legacy? Trust Jesus Day to Day

Laura C

“Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him, How I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er, Jesus, Jesus, Precious Jesus! O for grace to trust Him more.”   “’Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus” by Louisa M. R. Stead The world is moving too fast, you think. You ...

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Feel Unwanted? Find Where You Belong in God’s Word
February 1st, 2018

Feel Unwanted? Find Where You Belong in God’s Word

Hannah DeMarco

It’s been this way ever since you can remember. You’re the kid who got picked last in gym class. The friend they forgot to invite to the birthday party. The daughter or son who went unheard. Overlooked. Unwanted. Alone and cut off ...

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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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