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Life Without Limits

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My sweet readers, please take the next 8 minutes to watch the YouTube video below.
Nick Vujicic's Story: Life without Limbs
(or copy and paste this link, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tl58qufXfYk)
His name is Nick Vujicic. Born in 1982, in Melbourne, Australia, Nick lives his life without limbs. He was born without any arms or legs. Yet through his story of hope we see that although he must forever live his life without limbs, he lives a life without limits.
"God is using someone with no arms and no legs to be His hands and feet." The life of Nick Vujicic teaches us that we don't have to be what this world considers "perfect" in order to serve as God's instrument. God uses our imperfections to show the world just how perfect He is. Nick has no hands, yet he is God's hands. Nick has no feet, yet he is God's feet. The world may see Nick as "abnormal" or "imperfect," yet when God looks at Nick, He says in awe, "Altogether b…

Light in the Darkness

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"You light a lamp for me. The Lord, my God, lights up my darkness." Psalm 18:28 (NLT)

Darkness. If you haven't been there, you will one day. No one makes it through this life without at least a little bit of darkness. That being said, what is the purpose of this "darkness?" If we are so unbelievably and undeniably loved by the Creator of the Universe, why is it that He fails to save us from struggle? Why does Jesus, the One who loves beyond comprehension, allow us to suffer through periods of intense darkness all throughout our lives?
On Thursday, I was speaking with one of my Theology professors here at Notre Dame. I asked her these same questions: "If God is so loving, why does He allow His children to suffer?" My professor's response was interesting: "It's easy to ask why a good God would allow bad things to happen to His people, but the real question we must ask ourselves is why God would allow good to happen in the first place."…

The Dream

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A three-year-old girl was running wild in an open field, skipping and jumping and clapping her hands. She was like the bright sun itself, with a sweet smile on her face and constant giggles leaving her lips. Where was she headed? Why was she all alone?

All of a sudden, from the very middle of the field, came a voice that had that ability to sooth a soul: "My princess!" He said. Her smile widened; the laughter continued. Immediately, she headed for His embrace. They met. He scooper her up in His arms and spun her around and around, just as she always liked.

As the sun began to set, the light burning deep within her soul continued to shine, for He was near. And in His arms was her bliss.
A few nights ago, this is the bliss of which I dreamt. That three-year-old girl, with a sweet smile and constant giggles, so at peace in His arms - that three-year-old was me.
Jesus, thank You for this precious little dream. You tell me in the Gospel of Matthew, "I tell you the truth, unle…

Although Not Quite the Same

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In the past few weeks, I have come to a spectacular conclusion: each of us is a human being. Before you wonder why I insist on stating such an obvious conclusion, listen up (or rather, read up). Each of us is a human being. We are flesh and bone. Each of us is a living and breathing person. Even if you know someone who is the exact opposite of you, you have this in common: you are each distinctly human - living, breathing human beings.
There's nothing more beautiful than feeling another's heartbeat, than realizing that the person sitting next to you is just like you: human. There's nothing more overwhelming awesome than realizing that you, in fact, are not alone and there are 6 billion out there in this world just like you in so many ways.
There are 6 billion other people with a heartbeat like yours, although not quite the same. There are 6 billion other people with a smile like yours, although not quite the same. There are 6 billion other people with a story like yours,