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Two eggs. I know it doesn’t seem like a big deal, but two eggs inadvertently revealed something about my heart that I suspected for sometime—I am extremely selfish (insert sarcastic laugh here). Continue Reading…

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Photo Credit: S.Zolkin via Unsplash

One of my passions is encouraging and enabling writers to share their hearts, dreams, and passions to the world. My desire is to use this blog as a conduit for people to do just that—share their voice with whomever will listen.

For the past couple of years I have prayed about inviting someone to join my blog as an author. Someone who first and foremost loves Jesus, but also someone who doesn’t always see things the way I do—who can add a different spin to some of the issues we tackle on this blog. Well, this past year I was introduced to a young woman, who is all of these things and more.

I want to introduce you to Abigail Stevens!

Here is a short bio of Abby:

About Me:
I am a dabbler. Passionate about literature, art, cultural expression, and contagious inspiration. Sometimes I try to catch a palmful of life together and share it with the world. I am hilarious. I am mono-lingual. That is, I speak Sarcasm. Sometimes frowning makes people laugh. I laugh at the wrong times. I am a people pleaser, a hippie, a rebel with a cause, a hard-core nerd, an adventurer, a musician, and a really cool girl. I love Jesus. And I want you to also.

About My Stuff
God has a habit of listening a little too much, asking me to do things a little too daring, and challenging me to think a little too far outside the box than I would ever be comfortable with. What I write isn’t always conventional or kosher, but it’s what I am passionate about. I’m not afraid to offend people, and I think sometimes the truth is offensive. But what I’ve found is when you read things you don’t initially agree with, you run the risk of discovering a little truth.

 

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Abby is a young woman who is passionate about Jesus and is equally passionate about life and people. She has a gift with words and I look forward to hearing her voice on this blog. I know you will find her words interesting and challenging.

Happy reading!

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Photo Credit: Sam via Unsplash

 

The other day I had a conversation with someone about being called to minister to people no one sees—obscure, no name, unseen people.

This conversation has had me thinking a lot about the people Jesus reached out to.

If you know anything about Jesus from the Bible, then you know the stories of him touching lepers, healing the blind, and paralytics. You might even have heard the stories of Jesus reaching out the likes of tax collectors, harlots, and even the occasional religious leader gone astray. Continue Reading…

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Photo Credit: Brooklyn Morgan via Unsplash

 

Good luck with that.

I’ve heard this said many times and I know I’ve said it before.

You know what I’m talking about. You’ve said it or heard also. Continue Reading…

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Photo Credit: Chris Brignola via Unsplash

 

Dear Angelica, Thomas, and Elle,

I’m writing this to you so you know that I am thankful for the life I’ve been able to live with all of you. I know my life isn’t over yet. Well at least not at this moment. And when I do pass on from this world, I trust the real adventurous journey will begin. When you say yes to God you have no idea the adventure you’re in for.
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Photo Credit: Wellington Sanipe via Unsplash

 

Through the negativity and condemnation I have received from others or most often self-imposed; I have trouble seeing my value or worth. I have had days when I questioned whether I should even get out of bed. I can’t even count how many times I have lost heart. Continue Reading…

I did it again. Something we all let happen to us. I let negativity rob me of joy.

It never fails to amaze me. How I can allow something like the darkness of negativity affect me in such a way, which allows death to enter into my soul. No matter how big or how small the negativity is. Continue Reading…

 

*I know I spelled the word spaghetti wrong in the title. And I do it again further along in this blog post (This is so all you Grammar Nazis can continue reading).

I am not completely sure where I’m going with this, but here it is anyways—maybe this is written so you can add your two cents worth. Continue Reading…

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I am pretty excited about something! So I’m sharing with you what happened to our Ascent family recently—God used us to be generous church!

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*First posted on Ascent’s Facebook page: Ascent Christian Church Facebook page

What Bible version do you use?

This is a question I have been asked several times this past week. I thought I’d share my answer here on our church’s Facebook page.

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