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8th Grade Teacher Requests Period Products for Students, Her Community’s Response is Overwhelming

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Are You Guilty of Using any of These 10 Christian Cliches?

Oftentimes, we’ve grown up using these phrases that just come naturally. But, what do they mean? They can cause such confusion or create a level of inauthenticity. Let’s stop using these Christian cliches.

1. One of the most common Christian cliches — “Bless Your Heart”

Everyone knows this really means, “Well, that was a stupid move, but you’re not really self-aware enough to see it.” Or, some lead with “Bless your heart…” right before dropping a bombshell or insult.

2. “I’ll Pray for You.”

Of course, this can be super meaningful, but many times we just use it as 1) conversation filler, 2) conversation ender, or 3) a way to sound spiritual.

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If you say this — MEAN IT! And make sure and actually pray. And, be sure to text the person occasionally as you pray. This helps communicate your commitment to pray.

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3. “I Don’t Feel Led”

Be honest, you probably just don’t wanna do it. Don’t use this Christian cliche as the Jesus-card to get out of doing something unpleasant. Ponder, pray, and listen for what you are being led to do. Feel free to share this with others to help keep you accountable.

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Brian Orme
Brian Orme
Brian is a writer and editor from Ohio. He works with creative and innovative people to discover the top stories, resources and trends to equip and inspire the Church.

8th Grade Teacher Requests Period Products for Students, Her Community’s Response is Overwhelming

An eight grade teacher from Austin, Texas is overwhelmed by the generosity of her neighbors this week after receiving “well over 300 boxes” of period products for students who don’t have access to them.

Watch This Mom Listen to Her Daughter’s Heartbeat One Last Time. It’s So Powerful It Left These News Anchors in Tears

Taylor died in a tragic ski accident at 13, but her heart was donated to save the life of a mother in Phoenix. Watch as Taylor's mom listens to her daughter's heart for the last time.

“I Know Their Names”—School Resource Officer Warns Parents About Sex Trafficking & How Our Kids Are Being Groomed Online

A high school resource officer has spent years observing first-hand the ways our children are being groomed for sex trafficking online. It starts young, it's relentless, and it's happening right under our noses.