Cheap Grace

Faith cannot exist apart from obedience. To believe in Christ is to obey Christ. Belief and obedience were never meant to be two separate actions when it comes to our faith, but somehow, Christians have created a “cheap grace,” in the words of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, where belief does not require obedience, but simply requires confessing Jesus as one’s Savior and going on with life until it is time to go to heaven. This is unbiblical theology and is certainly not found in the pages of the Bible.  

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Heather Galway
In Season & Out of Season

"Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season..." - 2 Timothy 4:2a

Confession time. I'm not always prepared to share the gospel with people. Honestly, if a stranger asked me what the gospel is, I would internally freak out and, in my flesh, stumble over my words because I have grown used to not naturally sharing it. I'm not often prepared to share the hope I have in me, which goes against what Christ commands us to do.

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Exceeding Abundantly More

“Now to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.” - Ephesians 3:20-21

350+ lives changed. 26+ students saved. 45+ students baptized. 1 Almighty God glorified.

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Heather Galway
My Life is Not My Own

This summer, I've been reading The Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer (which, by the way, I highly recommend!), and God has been shaking up so much of what I think about Him. He has been using words written on a page over fifty years ago to help me grasp a more correct view of Him, and oh my goodness, it has been convicting. 

While I was reading about His self-existence this morning, God opened my eyes to how little I live like He is who He says He is. Tozer writes, "The natural man is a sinner because and only because he challenges God's selfhood in relation to his own. In all else he may willingly accept the sovereignty of God; in his own life he rejects it."

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Ali's Story: Finding Identity in Others

Name: Ali Moore 

Age: 22

Where I am in life: I’m a senior at Liberty University studying behavioral sciences and religion with a minor in women’s leadership. After college, I’m hoping to get married and start a life of ministry in the local church. The Lord has given me a desire to open up an art & theater afterschool program for at-risk teenagers to keep them off the streets, and in the future,  I would love to start a multi-ethnic, multi-generational women’s conference. 

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Your Brokenness is Welcome Here

Let's face it. You are broken. So am I. There's no denying that fact because we live in a broken, sinful world. No matter how much of a perfectionist you are like I often am, you still have to admit that you have flaws and so does the world around us. No matter how many things you wish to go right, some are always going to go wrong. No matter how bad you want to please God in everything you do, you still miss the mark and do not honor him in all of your words, actions, and thoughts. 

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Is Neglecting to Rest a Sin?

Do you struggle to find time to rest? I certainly do. My typical week looks like cooking meals and cramming in some homework before and after classes, spending week nights in meetings, leading Bible studies, or spending some quality time with my boyfriend, going to the gym a few mornings, writing new blog posts, traveling doing ministry almost every weekend, and going to bed exhausted Sunday night only to wake up and re-live the week again... and again. 

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Heather's Story: Life in Constant Surrender

I thought it would only be fitting for the first story in this category on the blog to be my own so you lovely readers could get to know me a bit before getting to know some new friends! But, before I get into my story, I want to explain my heart for the idea "Savior Stories." Savior Stories are going to be stories of girls not too different from you who have given their lives to Christ. But, the goal will not just be to explain how that happened for each of them, but also highlight what God has taught them or done through them since then. Each girl's story will mainly focus on a specific topic, while including some general Q&A, as well. Without further ado, here's my story:

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Goal Setting Made Simple

I didn’t want to write another blog post to add to the masses about how to set goals and stick too them because there’s already plenty of those for the go-getters out there. But, I did want to give some guidelines for how I set goals that honor God and the reality of keeping them. 

Before I get into my three questions to guide you in goal setting, I’ll give you my goals for the new year:

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Heather Galway
Why Should I Care About the Reformation?

Today, October 31, 2017, marks the 500-year anniversary of the Reformation. And to be honest, a few months ago, I would have X’ed out of this blog post when I read that sentence. I had heard of the Reformation but I didn’t really understand what the big deal was or why I should care about it. However, for the past few months, I haven’t been able to escape hearing about it. I’ve been to two churches doing series on it, and listened to my favorite pastor on podcast, JD Greear, doing a sermon series on it as well.

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