Advice For The Christian College Freshman Girl

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College is an exciting experience! As a freshman, you’ve probably spent the summer attending orientation, buying dorm décor, and befriending other students on Facebook. Reality only sets in when you head to class for the first time. What you do in college can determine the course of your life.

Today I’m giving 3 pieces of faith-filled advice to help you navigate this season of life. If you’re not a new college student, keep reading. This advice can be applied to anyone venturing on a new journey in life. Continue reading “Advice For The Christian College Freshman Girl”

DIY Party Decorations | Sharifa Creates’ Four Year Blog Anniversary

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I could not let August end without acknowledging Sharifa Creates’ four year anniversary. Running this blog is a fulfilling experience and I have learned much along the way. I thank God for the opportunity to share the gospel of Jesus Christ and crafty DIY projects. Thank you for reading, commenting on, and sharing my blog posts throughout the years.

To celebrate, I have curated a list of 11 DIY party decorations that you can make for any occasion. Enjoy! Continue reading “DIY Party Decorations | Sharifa Creates’ Four Year Blog Anniversary”

Overcoming Fear

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“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV

Fear is something that we battle daily. It knocks on our door as we prepare for a job interview or embark on a new business venture. It tries to hold our hand when a relationship we thought would last forever ends. And it attempts to wrap its arms around us after God reveals vision of our life.

While it is natural to experience fear, know that it is more than an emotion –it is a spirit. The enemy sees no problem in using it as weapon to prevent us from pursuing our God-given purpose. We can spend years bound by fear, unable to take the next steps in fulfilling our destiny. It is incredibly important that we learn how to overcome fear! Here are three strategies: Continue reading “Overcoming Fear”

Self-love

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Self-love is a popular topic of conversation among millennial women. A number of social media platforms, podcasts, and events have been created to explore what it means to love you. As this social movement gains momentum, these questions remain – what is self-love and how can you love yourself? Continue reading “Self-love”

When We Serve

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“While he was in Bethany, reclining at the table in the home of Simon the Leper, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, made of pure nard. She broke the jar and poured the perfume on his head.” – Mark 14:3

It is God’s desire for us to serve Him by sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with other people. We may feel unprepared, unwilling, and even fearful to serve. Yet with God’s word and the guidance of Holy Spirit, we are well equipped.

Read Mark 14:3-9. In this scripture, Jesus was anointed by a woman as He ate dinner with the disciples. She poured a jar of expensive perfume onto His head. This woman was judged and rebuked by those around her, but Jesus was blessed by her action – she had prepared His body for burial. This passage can be interpreted in a number of ways, but at its root this is a beautiful example of how to serve Christ.

When we serve, we must: Continue reading “When We Serve”