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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

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

First, let me say that I am completely and totally humbled by the amount of reads, shares and comments that I received on my post about not being a “Christian” anymore…based on the churches idea of Christianity. Seriously you guys. I am so beyond grateful that so many of you felt that this post was worthy of […]

faith, Lifestyle

July 1, 2015

Jesus > Religion

I’m about to confess to something. I promised myself that I would always be honest here. Any writer, no matter how ‘professional’ or what-have-you they are, should strive to maintain a constant sense of honesty and integrity. Integrity is a big deal, no matter if you’re running a business or teaching your kids. So I […]


June 24, 2015

I Don’t Do Religion

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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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