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New Website!

Hi everyone! I finally got a personal website, woohoo!! It will combine my art shop, this blog, and my counseling business onto one site. If you are a regular reader of Diary of an Introvert, I highly suggest going over to my new website. Because of my new website, this one will be gone by […]

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Bible Study

That One Temptation…

Part of living in a sin cursed world is that we are going to be tempted to sin, even as Christians. Our heart is naturally filled with sinful desires, and out of those come temptations to sin (James 1:14-15). We fight against those temptations and erase those desires as we progress in our sanctification. It […]

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Mental Illness Thoughts

Mental Illness: A Gift from God

In the Biblical Counseling department of BJU, it is debated often whether mental illness is a spiritual problem or a physical problem. Some professors say mental illness is strictly a spiritual problem. Some say that it is both physical and spiritual, or more spiritual with a small physical aspect. If you ask each counseling professor […]

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Bible Study

Is Temptation a Sin?

Sin and the way it works can be complicated. One question that gets asked, that I have asked myself, is whether or not being tempted is a sin? We know for sure that acting on temptation is sin, but is the temptation itself a sin? I’ve heard arguments for both possible answers, but I really […]

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Bible Study Health

Biblical Response to Chronic Illness

Feeling fatigued most days. Being in constant pain. Not being able to do the things you want to do. Chronic illness wrecks the life of the one who has it. As someone who has dealt with chronic illness, diagnosed and undiagnosed, all of her life, I can attest to the suffering that it creates. It […]

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Homemaker Thoughts

Being a Wife While in College

To be honest, I never thought I would be a wife before finishing my degree. I thought if I actually found the right person to marry that we would wait until after school. Getting married last summer flipped those ideas. God’s plan was for me to be married before I finished my degree. When Luke […]

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Is it Okay for Christians to Support Feminism?

Today is International Women’s Day—a day to commemorate female achievement and remind people that women are equal to men. It could also be called International Feminism Day. Which leads me to the question I want to answer in this post: is it okay for Christians to support feminism? First we have to define feminism. Google […]

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Identity

Your identity is what makes you, you. It is who you are! So where does our identity come from? What forms our identity? If we are saved, our identity is rooted in our salvation. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. the old has passed away, behold, the new has come. […]

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LGBTQ Thoughts

Counseling Same Sex Attracted Christians

This semester I took a class called “Apologetics and Worldview” and we had to write a paper applying the Biblical worldview to a specific subject. Since my major is Biblical Counseling and I am extremely passionate about witnessing to the LGBTQ+ community and discipling same sex attracted Christians, I decided to do my paper on […]

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Good and Evil: A Philosophy of the Make-up of the Heart

I would like to propose an idea, that our hearts are both good and evil at the same time. We choose each moment to either follow one or the other. One can follow the good in their heart in loving their spouse, but one can also follow the evil in their heart and commit adultery. […]