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The Way Maker

The Way Maker

Jesus is interesting. There are some times when He seems to deflect answers when He is being asked questions. Then, there are other times when he tackles them head-on.

Stepping Out

Stepping Out

Continuing our guest writer series, the Relevant Blog features stay-at-home-mom and military wife, Bailey Flores. Bailey studied dance at Texas State University and currently lives in Beaufort, South Carolina, where her husband, Adam, is a Series Commander at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island. Bailey and Adam have four children: Xavier, Eliza, and twins, Phoebe and Piper.

Running Toward the Danger

Running Toward the Danger

The other day, my sons and I went on a walk around the neighborhood. I pushed them in a stroller as we enjoyed the brisk fall air.

Plugged In

Plugged In

Have you ever thought you were doing everything right and things still didn't turn out the way they were supposed to?

 

What The Answer is Not

What The Answer is Not

Can I just be blunt? This world is falling apart and “going to hell in handbasket,” as people used to say. Okay, maybe that was a little strong. But let’s be honest, things will not get better.

When Faced with Fire

When Faced with Fire

This week, the Relevant blog features special guest writer, Heather Watson. Heather is the cheerleading coach at Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. She is a graduate of WBC, where she studied studio art. Heather and her husband, Andrew, have two sons, Parker and Oliver. Heather really loves tacos and The Office.

Keep Going!

Keep Going!

I recently started running. Well, not really. I recently started jogging. I do not go long distances, and I do not go fast. I jog on a treadmill at the gym. I have been on treadmills before, and I have always had a hard time finding my balance on them. For some reason, I always feel like I am about to trip over my own feet, hit my head on the control panel (is that what it's called?), and be thrown backwards into the weight-lifting area.

My Lame Break-up Story

My Lame Break-up Story

In college, I was pretty superficial. I was in my early 20s, with no regard for anyone else but my own selfish and self serving desires. It’s no wonder why it was hard for me to develop any lasting relationships, especially with the ladies.

What Will You Say?

What Will You Say?

I don’t know about you, but I took the opportunity recently to watch the final game for a new legend of the game of basketball on Wednesday night.

5 Characteristics of a Godly Friend

5 Characteristics of a Godly Friend

     My friend recently had a baby. Last week, I went to visit her and hold the sweet new baby girl. We had a nice visit, and as I drove home, I noticed that I was in such a good mood. My spirit was really lifted just from being around my friend. The more I thought of her, the more I realized that I have a similar experience every time we are together. Being around her and seeing the way she treats her family makes me want to be better. A better mother, a better wife, a better Christian.
 

Take a Deep Breath

Take a Deep Breath

Have you ever noticed the difference that a long, deep breath can make during stressful moments?

The phrase, “Take a deep breath” is almost so overused in our culture that it often means something abstract.

Come to Me

Come to Me

Overwhelmed. Tired. Exhausted. Insecure. Scared. Lonely. Frustrated. Anxious. Comfort. Joy. Victories. Peace. Humbled. Blessed. Loved.

Beware of the Bloodhounds

Beware of the Bloodhounds

I can guarantee one thing in this life: anything worth doing will cause them to show up. If they don't show up now, they will later. But believe me, they are coming.

 

Awake is the New Sleep

Awake is the New Sleep

Since we began our friendship in 2011, my best friend has texted me pretty much every day. She lives in Baltimore, where she works full-time, but she always somehow finds time during the day to send me a text--usually random information, and usually two or three, back-to-back.

4 Reasons to Apologize

4 Reasons to Apologize

There was a time I sat down with someone and did something I thought I would never do in a million years. I apologized.