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There’s lots of “rules” with modern day Christianity. It’s all the things you are and aren’t “allowed” to do and think and feel that really left me thinking several months ago about whether I wanted to be a Christian, by the worlds terms, or a follower of Christ and a Disciple for Jesus in scriptural […]


October 23, 2015

Day Seven: Christians Don’t Feel That Way

Without starting a political debate, I thought that this example was fitting for this post… When Josh and I lived in Florida, we were at the very bottom of the financial food chain. Many people seem to think that military members live the high life. And while some do, they are usually the ones with […]


October 14, 2015

Day Six: Rain Down the Blessings

For some reason, other than just our “sin nature,” letting go of bad habits is hard. Like, really hard. We get in our mind that we have to have the thing and then we absolutely refuse to let go of the thing. For me, the thing is Starbucks. I’m very much aware of the fact that […]


October 13, 2015

Day Five: I’m in the Clear When I Sin

Once upon a time, I heard a story. A story about a man who did insanely unbelievable things. He walked on water… He brought sight to the blind… He raised the dead… The kind of things that only fairy tales are made of. I was 12 when I finally decided to accept these fairytales for the […]


October 12, 2015

Day Four: Bad Things Won’t Happen to You

Welcome to 31 Days of Breaking Religious Chains! If you’re here for the very first time, check out my personal testimony to get a better idea of who I am and where I come from. Be sure to say hello! I’d love to “meet” you! I’m going to go ahead and just say it outright: […]


October 6, 2015

Day Three: You Should be Perfect

Somewhere along the way in this journey of faith, someone got the impression that this life was easy. Personally, I blame the rise in the power of the media. News stories right and left about the “good” life that all of these celebrities lead, and tragedy and heartbreak for all of us “normal” people. Throw in […]


October 2, 2015

Day Two: You Deserve to be Happy

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Courtney Kirkland is a Southeast Alabama Writer & Designer. Since 2008, Courtney has passionately provided beautiful, intentional design to small businesses & bloggers and encouraged thousands to walk in a rich faith in any situation.

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