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What the heck does ‘INTIMACY’ mean anyway?

Intimacy. They very thought of it petrifies some, having had their hearts burned on the hot stove of someone’s carelessness and cruelty.  Others find it to be a driving force…

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Going through a perpetual tough time?

Anyone feel like they live on hardship lane?  Do the same cycles of horrible keep happening over and over again? I felt that way for years, stuck on a never…

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Order God Loves Ugly today and tomorrow ONLY!

Hey peeps. The web store is now open for orders!  http://christablackgifford.com/ I’ll be signing the first 200 copies , so hop on quick!  (And you can just order the book…

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Last chance to order God Loves Ugly until Sept 2012!

Christa is signing a major publishing deal! The amazing part about this news is that God Loves Ugly will be available in book stores everywhere. The not-so-amazing part is that…

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LAST CHANCE to order the book GOD LOVES UGLY until SEPT 2012!

Friends, Romans, Countrymen (and if you’re not in one of those 3 categories, I’m talking to you, too). Got some exciting news about this little baby: Last year after having…

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I can’t stare at this picture without the corners of my mouth creeping upwards.  (: This little Mongolian girl in a simple dress, hanging out with her dirty pet camel…

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Life Abundantly Is For Everyone.

The line for autographs was rather long this particular night after my show with Michael W. Smith back in May.  All sorts of ages, races, and genders waited at the…

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Hero Recognition

I love recognizing heroes.  They’re all around us carrying out their heroic deeds every single day, but seldom are they recognized for their sacrifices. Heroes don’t parade about for recognition, in…

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Gluten-Free, Baby

About 3 months ago, Studhubs and I visited a natural Dr/Chiropractor in Nashville named Dr. Jana Joshu.  http://www.drjanajoshu.com/ I usually love this stuff.  No, I don’t just love it, I…

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I’ve been reading a book that says that to be content as a single I have to have faith that God’s plan is so much greater than my own and that he has my ”love story” under control. Sometimes when I see a guy that’s, well, enjoyable to look at, my mind begins to whirl into fantasy world. I recently saw a guy that, I’m sure, if I look at for even short amounts of time, will land me in fantasy world for a good hour. So I made the decision that I just won’t look at him, I’ll avoid thinking about him, and I’ll make sure I don’t get “primped” for him or maneuver situations so that I “coincidentally” end up sitting near him. In fact, I’ve been so strict on myself of not looking at him, that I’m actually kind of afraid to be around him. I’m trying to avoid so much, but I’m starting to think that isn’t exactly what the book was going for. I want to be to admire the fact that, yes, he is rather attractive, and yes, he is a great Christian guy who is one day going to marry a wonderful girl, but that I am content single and that I will not be that “wonderful girl.” It’s just that I’m so terrified to end up in fantasy land because then it looks like I’m not trusting God, but I also feel that all this avoiding is a bit silly (but maybe somewhat necessary?) I just don’t know. Thanks, Christa! Annie H.

Well first of all, I think you’re thinking too much.  (I know this trait well).  We analyze things/ourselves/motives to death.  But the great thing is, we NEVER have to go…

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It’s Time To Love!

Now, my whole life is great. I can do anything good. I love my faithful God, I love my one-in-a-zillion Studhubs who brings me breakfast in bed, I love my…

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William Matthews–Hope’s Anthem

Christa had the great privilege of collaborating on 5 songs with William Matthews for the release of his debut album, Hope’s Anthem. It debuted on iTunes this week at number…

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The Dead Sea

Well, I promised mud-covered pictures….so here you go. Nothing like a good, muddy, family photo. Yep, that’s my mom in the hat.  Classic. xx, Sista Christa

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Israel, Day 6

Jerusalem. I still can’t believe I’m here in the holy city.   We took our bus down into the West Bank this morning and have gone from the green lush…

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Israel, Day 5

No time to write much today….so I’ll upload some pics and write more later. We visited Bet She’an first and the ruins of a city over 7000 years old.  …

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Israel, Day 4….Day of War

There’s nothing like the calm of the Sea of Galilee to calm the soul.  A group of us took a boat out this morning to the middle of the sea,…

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ISRAEL, Day 3

Our first stop was the mount of the Beatitudes from Matthew 6.  The hill is a natural amphitheater that now doubles as a banana farm.  (Yep, that’s right.  It’s a banana…

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“I had planned to end my life, but chose to give it one last shot and signed up for the Master Heart Course. I finally found what I was looking for. My life has changed in ways I could never could put into words, being healed far beyond what I could imagine. I have a long way to go, but this course literally saved my life..”

Mayah