For the Girl Who is Hurting: A Response to 4:43

It’s a story we all know well. Girl meets boy. Boy treats girl like trash. Girl teaches boy about life. Relationship ends. Boy becomes a man. Man meets another girl. Man marries the other girl. With the release of Jay-Z’s 4:44, this scenario has been a topic of discussion on the internet. Specifically, there was an article entitled 4:43 in which a woman spoke of the pain in “doing the emotional labor of birthing men we’ll never get to have and hold.” It’s a tribute of sorts to the girls who didn’t make it to the mature man at 4:44. All …

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It’s Not Enough to Just Pray About It: How to Make Wise Decisions

With life, change is inevitable – whether by choice or forced circumstances, we are constantly making decisions. Decisions on whether or not to take a job, move to a new city, marry this person, or to pursue a certain degree program. Decisions, decisions, decisions. And oftentimes, decision making is not so black and white – it can be a decision between two seemingly good options – and it’s hard to tell which to choose. In the world, making decisions consist of doing whatever makes you happy or following your heart – very cliché terms we’ve all heard before. But what about …

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Is God Changing Your Plans?

“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it’s the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” – Proverbs 19:21 If you would have asked me in college what my plans were, I would have said something like this: I was going to graduate with a business degree, obtain a prestigious corporate job, meet a nice guy, get married, buy a house, have kids, and somewhere in the middle of all of this climb the corporate ladder to a 6-figure salary. I had big plans for my life! And in every way, I was headed in that direction. After college, I obtained a …

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