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Church Hurt…almost everyone who has ever attended church on Sunday mornings has experienced it. Sadly, I received an email a few days ago that broke my heart. It wasn’t the first of its kind and I’m sure it won’t be the last. It was from a sweet soul who, like many, have fallen victim to […]


March 23, 2019

Church Taught Me…

If I were your enemy, I’d work to create division between you and other Christians, between groups of Christians, anyone with the potential for uniting in battle against me and my plans. I’d keep you operating individually, not seeing your need for the church or tying yourself too closely on its mission. Strength in numbers […]

faith, fervent study

February 17, 2016

Creating Distance // Fervent Week 10

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

Welcome all!! Thank you for joining me! You can find the full list of posts (updated daily) at the bottom of the page! Back in April I very hesitantly published a post that I had had on my heart for a long, long time. It got a few reads, a few likes, and then one day in July, […]


September 30, 2015

31 Days of Breaking Religious Chains

In my almost 30 years, I’ve learned that I am pretty good at several things. I can make a mean batch of homemade out of the box cupcakes with real homemade icing. I even use a fancy bag to ice them and make them all kinds of pretty. I can purge with the best of them. […]

faith, fervent study, Prayer

August 10, 2015

The Road to Warrior

I’ve gotten a lot of feedback and read a lot of heartbreaking stories the last few days from ex-church members…ex “christians” (notice that I use the quotations marks when I say Christians). I use those for a distinct reason. Because, like me, many of the people commenting here and emailing me with their stories of brokenness […]

faith, Featured

July 6, 2015

Why People Quit the Church

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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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