Author: Amanda Rose

A Good and Faithful God: Reflections on 6 Years in Pain

On October 28, 2013, I woke up with a headache. As of today, I’ve had that headache for 6 years. That’s 6 years of constant pain, 6 years of specialist appointments and searching for answers, 6 years of trying treatments and being let down, 6 years of faithful friends and family praying with me for…
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How to Have a Salty Conversation

A conversation can take many forms. It can be had using voices between two or more people who are present together physically. It can be carried on using phone speakers, sometimes allowing participants to see as well as hear each other. A conversation can be had by writing words with a pen or pencil on…
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Why I’m Thankful to Have Two Home Churches

Two Homes? When I returned to New Life Community Church in Chicago after spring break in March, my friend gave me a hug and said, “Welcome home!” When I returned to Chapel Pointe (CP) in Michigan after finals week in May, many people gave me hugs and said, “Welcome home!” Now I was confused. How…
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Learning to Value Life: A Response to the New York Decision on Abortion

A Hot Topic The world of social media has been abuzz with talk about a new abortion law passed in New York. In an act signed on January 22, 2019—the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade—the Empire State now protects abortionists from criminal prosecution, allows health practitioners other than doctors to perform abortions, and permits…
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Marching Into a New Year

At the end of each year, I like to look back and remember what God has done and look ahead to what I believe He will do in the coming year. This year, I thought I’d share some of my reflections. I pray you are encouraged to reflect on how you have grown and seen…
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The Gift of God With Us

This post was written for the weekly Five Minute Friday blog linkup. Each week, writers respond to a one-word prompt by writing for five minutes, then share their unedited writing with each other. Click here to join the fun! As we anticipate celebrating the birth of Christ in the next few days, I keep thinking about…
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Seeking Stillness

This post was written for the weekly Five Minute Friday blog linkup. Each week, writers respond to a one-word prompt by writing for five minutes, then share their unedited writing with each other. Click here to join the fun! This week’s prompt: Still. In our fast-paced American culture, it is easy to be anything but still.…
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A Great Balancing Act

This post was written for the weekly Five Minute Friday blog linkup. Each week, writers respond to a one-word prompt by writing for five minutes, then share their unedited writing with each other. Click here to join the fun! This week’s prompt: Balance. “You’ll get mixed up, of course, as you already know. You’ll get mixed…
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A Deeply Caring Father

This post was written for the weekly Five Minute Friday blog linkup. Each week, writers respond to a one-word prompt by writing for five minutes, then share their unedited writing with each other. Click here to join the fun! This week’s prompt: Deep. “Deep and wide, deep and wide, there’s a fountain flowing deep and wide…”…
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What Do You Value?

This post was written for the weekly Five Minute Friday blog linkup. Each week, writers respond to a one-word prompt by writing for five minutes, then share their unedited writing with each other. Click here to join the fun! This week’s prompt: Value. Today is Black Friday, and stores are competing for our attention with advertisements…
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