Helping Teens Overcome Obstacles: A Diary Of Sorts · Romantic Relationships

Why Your Feelings Aren’t What You Think

You would probably be quite amused by some of the situations I got myself into, particularly incidents that took place in a grand place called “middle school”. For the sake of our topic, feelings, I figured I would draw one up from my well of shame and share it with you. For the sake of… Continue reading Why Your Feelings Aren’t What You Think

Helping Teens Overcome Obstacles: A Diary Of Sorts · Overcoming Obstacles

You Are Beautiful: How To Stop Believing The Lies

This morning I woke up, as most human beings do, and sauntered over to my door. I grabbed the handle, twisted, shuffled a few steps and was soon planted, involuntary to the ground, paralyzed. I caught my breath as soon as I saw that I was standing face to face with one of the most… Continue reading You Are Beautiful: How To Stop Believing The Lies

Helping Teens Overcome Obstacles: A Diary Of Sorts · Overcoming Eating Disorders

Confessions Of A Former Anorexic: What Does Healthy Look Like?

I have grown up in a society where fitness magazines suggest I must have a super slim waist, six hundred abs, a jaw line sharp enough to slice through thick slabs of cheese (weird) and lips that looks like I have been sucking on a tail pipe (double weird)… And super, not delicious… I, like… Continue reading Confessions Of A Former Anorexic: What Does Healthy Look Like?

Helping Teens Overcome Obstacles: A Diary Of Sorts · Living Hope Ranch: A Diary of Sorts

Dear Reader: You Are Known

As I sat down to write to you many ideas and topics popped into my mind. I could talk about which verses to read that would turn a perspective into a worldview or ways to make the scriptures come alive. I could even list five easy steps that will help you overcome the giants you… Continue reading Dear Reader: You Are Known

Helping Teens Overcome Obstacles: A Diary Of Sorts

Who Is God?

Elohim, El Shaddai, El Elyon, Yahweh, Qanna, El Olam… the list of attributes given to the God of the Christian Bible appears to be endless. In the Old Testament He shows up to be a fiery God of wrath who takes animal sacrifices and is Qanna, jealous, of any of the other gods. In the New… Continue reading Who Is God?

Helping Teens Overcome Obstacles: A Diary Of Sorts

You Are An Overcomer

                 The Greek word “overcomer” stems from the word Nike (just like the shoes!). Nike means to carry off the victory. The verb implies battle. It refers to a war. This is fitting as there is definitely a brutal war going on. What both sides are battling over… Continue reading You Are An Overcomer