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#metoo encouragement

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All over social media, women are using the tag #metoo to share their personal experiences with sexual harassment and assault, in order to take the power away from the men who hurt them. Although I myself cannot say “me too,” I stand with the women who have suffered, and I want to encourage them with these words from the song Broken Girl by Matthew West. If you are a victim of sexual harassment or assault, I recommend you listen to this song. You are not alone, and you are not what they did to you. 

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Prayer J.A.R. Day 3

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Today’s challenge was to pray for myself. I understand that sounds selfish, but it’s really not. See, I have trouble praying for myself. I feel like I don’t deserve to ask God for anything. After all, I’m a sinner who doesn’t deserve anything He does for me. 

The reason I made this a challenge is because I want to learn that it is not bad to pray for myself. I want to feel comfortable bringing my worries, requests, and feelings to him. I want to believe that He cares. 

Usually when I pray, I put myself last. I thank God, I confess my sins, I pray for others, and then I pray for myself. Since I do my biggest prayer at night, sometimes I fall asleep before I get to myself. 

Today was a great day to have this challenge because it was the first day of my semester. I had a lot to pray about! One of the biggest things is adjusting to school starting, and being in a different country where things are so much different than in America. Also, there are some things weighing on me emotionally, that it felt good to bring to God. 

There’s a quote that I really like that I often need to remind myself of. It goes like this:

God is not bothered by our constant coming and asking. The way to trouble God is not to come at all.

-D.L. Moody

Prayer J.A.R. Day 1

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I know I just posted the Prayer J.A.R. post, but I actually wrote it a couple days ago. I was just having some technical difficulties. 

Like I said in that post, I’m going to share how my challenge went each day. Since I’m on my second day, I’ll be posting twice today to catch up. 

My challenge the first day was to pray in the morning instead of at night. 

The reason I wrote that one is because I am a stickler for praying at night, and I thought it could be good to switch up my routine. 

I drew that slip in the morning, and since I had prayed the night before, I decided to not pray that night and then pray the next morning. 

When it came time for me to go to bed last night, I felt like I really needed to talk to God. I realized that’s it’s never a bad thing to pray, so I’d pray both at night and in the morning. However, when I prayed last night it wasn’t how I usually pray. It was more like venting to God. This morning, I prayed how I usually pray at night. It felt weird. 

I did it while lying in bed because that’s what I’m used to, but I couldn’t focus. I kept wanting to get up and start my day. Plus, it was confusing to pray about yesterday and today at the same time. Usually when I pray at night, I talk about the day I just had. 

I probably won’t switch my prayer time from night to morning, but I will definitely try to pray more consistently throughout the day. 

Ultimate Satisfaction

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This is a quote from the blog of a friend of mine. It’s called The Polka Dotted Heart and you should totally check it out! This quote is from the post titled “The Savior Who Stopped for Just One.”

Jim Cymbala quote

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Most Accurate Pie Chart

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“Divine Romance” lyric edit {2}

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