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Recently, on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, etc., there's been a craze of uploading a single quote. It is only three words, but it speaks volumes. What it says? 'I am enough'.

       The reason I got thinking about this was that an interesting version af this quote popped up on my own social media. Instead of the quote above, it read 'Christ is in me. I am enough'. I was quite impressed by it, and you will soon see why.

       The phrase 'I am enough' may sound okay at first. After all, we are made in the image of God, and are to be content with who He has called us to be (Genesis 1:27, 1 Timothy 6:6). However, though, this quote portrays a very humanistic worldview. Note how it begins with 'I': 'I' am enough, 'I' am all important, 'I' don't need anyone else.

       This quote shows how we are not to care about others; we don't need anyone, we can go it alone, we are unstoppable, fearless, with no need for God, or anyon…
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Do you have a favourite drink? For me, probably hot chocolate...or was it lemonade? I don't really have a favourite, and I'm still workin' on coffee (me and my best friend test it warily every time we meet up 😊), but there's one thing I can't stand: tea. No offense to all tea-lovers out there, but this is how I like to describe it: 'Tea is what it's made of - boiled water and leaves'! You can try milk, sugar, or cream, but I remain unconvinced - I have absolutely no idea whether or not this will change when I grow up.
      But today was different. Today was one of those days when you say to yourself, 'perhaps I've just tried the wrong kind of tea. I just need a new twist, that's all!'
       So my younger sister made me a cup of orange flavoured tea (note to self: never again!); I took one sip and knew the awful truth: it still tasted like tea! Frantically trying to make myself drink it, on the grounds that most of my friends loved tea, …
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Today, I was suddenly struck by an odd thought: how often do I tell lies? It just popped into my head, and though it puzzled me, I thought I would sit down and give it some thought.

I can easily remember times when I was younger that I was untruthful - times I took things and lied to get out of it, or was untruthful in front of my friends to make me feel more important. But, seems to me that lies I tell now are even more subtle, even more harmful.

You might be a bit shocked that I still tell lies, even now. But actually, we all do. Sometimes, every day! Even those who would not class themselves as 'liars' are untruthful sometimes. 

      And you know what? I never say my lies out loud. No - these are what I think of as 'self-lies': I get myself into the lie trap, where I am constantly not good enough, smart enough or pretty enough. Then, other days I get proud and head to the other extreme, where everyone else isn't anywhere nearly as amazing as me!

      But it's …
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It's a tool. Often used as a toy. Often wasted, quite expensive, and very common. Can you guess what I'm describing? 😊
     Money. We hardly ever think of how much we use it, and sometimes what we use it for! But is it really all it's cracked up to be? We take it pretty seriously, don't we. Why is it classed so importantly?
     Well, what do we find out about money from the Bible? In Ecclesiastes, we find that money can be a good defense, though wisdom is far more important (Ecclesiastes 7:12). Also, if we work hard and not in vanity, our riches will increase (Proverbs 13:11). This shows us that money is to be stewarded well by God's people, not squandered on luxury or gained in a fraudulent or deceitful way. Also, tithing and helping the needy are encouraged (Leviticus 27:30, Psalm 68:5).         However, there is a negative side to money. You can't serve both God and money (Matthew 6:24), and he who loves money never has enough (Ecclesiastes 5:10). Obviously, …
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You may be looking at the title of this post, thinking, 'what on earth is this going to be about?!' Well, I decided today that I'd pen my thoughts on outreach. After all, because of the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19, we as Christians are meant to reach others all over the world. However, this doesn't stop lies getting in our way, and in this post we'll talk about 3 major ones that can halt our outreach efforts.
      1. 'Mission work can only be done in foreign countries' This lie can really put off our missionary attempts from home. Some seem to think, 'well, Britain sings God save the Queen, and American bank notes say 'In God we trust'. What more mission work do you need?' How wrong they are! How much more faithful and strong are our brothers and sisters in third-world countries, though they face persecution and even death for their faith. Our Western countries need more help than ever; don't ever think that you can't tell other…
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There can be so many kinds of relationships: BFFs, aquaintances, know-their-name-but-don't-know-them, friends, etc. The list goes on. But why do we even bother about friendship, anyway? What are friends meant for?

      When I was younger, friendship was far more trivial than it is now. I met a girl, we played with dolls several hours, and magically became best friends forever. 😊 I'm sure we've all witnessed scenes like this in little people - after all, 'It's so cute!'. But, when I began to get older, I started really talking with my friends about life. Talking about homeschooling, movies, evangelism, opinions on modesty, etc., even politics! And just recently, I found the perfect verse to illustrate what Christian friends are for: Proverbs 27:18.

      Obviously our relationships with close friends really do matter! When me and my buds help strengthen each of our faiths, we are sharpening each other, ready for God's calling in our lives.

      Here are some…
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I love watching movies. I really do. 🙂 Especially fantasy or historical adventures. My absolute favourites almost always have main characters who feel incapable of doing the task given them (see my profile for favourite films!!), normal people like me. And I think I'm not the only one; TV series, magazine articles, books and films often contain these of 'unexpected heroes'. And, believe it or not, God calls us to be just that!
     Now before you invest in a huge film camera and costumes, you don't need to make a movie to be an unexpected heroine. You see, before we become Christians, we are like normal, unexciting characters in the background. But when we let God into our lives, there are remarkable changes. Suddenly, we are the main characters, battling evil and saving lives.
      You don't have to be a model, be rich, or, be famous to earn this amazing change; all you have to do is let God be your life movie's director. 

      After God becomes your director,…