Two Awards- Sunshine Blogger 3.0 and Mystery Blogger 2.0

Let's take a break from throwbacks. Today's the last day of February, so let's have a bit of fun. I have recently received two award nominations, the Sunshine Blogger Award (my third) and the Mystery Blogger award. Now, usually, I don't often participate in these awards, given that my posting schedule is fairly filled, but …

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To Date or Not to Date?

The last time I wrote on this subject, we learned the differences between two terms: "dating" and "courting". At the end, I concluded two things- that the term doesn't matter, and that they still need to focus on one thing- marriage. It is now, several months later, that I realize the term does matter. The …

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A Recap of Kobe Bryant’s Memorial

Kobe Bryant has been dead for almost exactly a month. With his death came some of the greatest gatherings of celebrities the world has ever seen, the largest of which took place three days ago at the Staples Center, where fans, celebrities, basketball players, rappers, and even a former president gathered to honor the legend …

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What Does It Mean To Have True Hope?

Hope is one of the most defining traits of Christianity. In fact, I have found that the biggest and most important difference between believers and non-believers is hope. This realization came to me as I debated with a man who denies the existence of God and seemed determined to destroy my beliefs and strip me …

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Throwback Saturday: John MacArthur and the Positions of the Church

Remember this? Well, three months later, what are your thoughts on both Mr. MacArthur's words and this post? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeNKHqpBcgc John MacArthur on Beth Moore A few weeks ago, John MacArthur told Beth Moore to "go home". Ok, wait. Slow down. What? Yes. It's true. John MacArthur did actually say "go home". While at the Truth …

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The Benefits and Drawbacks of Christian Homeschooling

I have been homeschooled for eleven out of my twelve academic years. In fifth grade, I attended a Christian school in West Virginia for a year, showing me what an American school was like, but I haven't attended a "real" school since, leaving me as a homeschooler for the last six years in a row. …

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Three Takeaways From Truett McKeehan’s Death

On October 23, 2019, Truett McKeehan, better known by stage name "Tru", died of an accidental drug overdose in a Nashville home. The son of famous Christian singer TobyMac, Tru had achieved moderate success in his music career, collaborating with his father on several songs, including the hit "Backseat Driver", feat. Hollyn. His death shook …

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The Four Hardest Things About Intercontinental Travel

Intercontinental travel is part of being a missionary kid. Sure, businessmen and rich people all travel abroad, but missionaries and missionary kids alike travel, it seems, as often as we breathe. When discussions about the military arise, I always joke, "I'll join the army; I would get seasick with the navy and I've had enough …

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Throwback Saturday: Spirituality In Hollywood

Uganda is home to thousands of witch-doctors. In fact, one of these used to live across the road from my ministry. Although long gone, his memory presents an important reality- witchcraft is alive and well in Uganda. When New Hope first started, a local witchdoctor approached the leaders and claimed that the Ministry wouldn't last …

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What The Holiness of God Taught Us About Speech

In R.C Sproul’s book The Holiness of God, God’s Holiness is described in detail. We learn of holy fear, holy love, and holy anger, all attributes that are found either within him or us, as creatures made in his image. However, holiness is not something that can be literally defined. While the Greek word for …

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400 Followers Celebration!

And we are back yet again with another massive milestone- 400 followers. Guys, you are crazy awesome. Hardly over a month ago, we hit our 300 follower milestone after two months of publishing. While this was a rewarding experience, I couldn't help but notice the fact that it only took two months to reach 300. …

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The Blessings of Being A Missionary Kid- A Guest Post by Grace Nelson

In Ghana, where I (Grace) have lived as a missionary kid since 2015, my family is working with the Rafiki Foundation, a non-profit organization, helping Africans: “know God and raise their standard of living” in 10 of the poorest English-speaking countries in Africa. As a missionary kid, I see and experience a lot of things …

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Throwback Saturday: The Benefits of Classical Literature

Across the United States, an epidemic is spreading. Widespread famine has occurred, leaving thousands empty and seeking answers. This famine is brought about by a lack of love for literature and reading, and it has affected nearly every single student in the United States of America. Libraries, once filled with throngs of adoring readers, now …

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A Recap on the 2019 NFL Season-Collaborated With Levine Lowdown

Well, the 2019-2020 NFL season is over. And if you, like me, are a fan of the National Football League, you probably had some expectations when the season began. You thought the Patriots were unbeatable, the Bears would make the Super Bowl, and the Browns would destroy everyone in their division. Little did we know, …

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3 Mistakes I Made When I First Started Blogging

When I first started blogging in 2017, I didn't have a clue what I was doing. At first, I blogged on my dad's website, writing about random things ranging from Fantasy Football scores to a weird dream. I believed my only readers to be my grandparents, and that was true. After about eight months of …

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