Yelena Bosovik

An ordinary girl serving an extraordinary God // TirzahMag.com

An Easter of Alabaster

An Easter of Alabaster

The woman with the alabaster jar has always fascinated me. I don’t know if it’s her anonymity, her daring risk, or just the mysteriously beautiful word “alabaster” that captured my interest the most, but regardless, the enigma of this story has kept me returning over the last few years to dig deeper and uncover the heart of its meaning.

Both Mark 14:3-9 and Matthew 26:6-13 record the story.…

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Very often we don’t go elsewhere because we are looking for another person. We go elsewhere because we are looking for another self. It isn’t so much that we want to leave the person we are with as we want to leave the person we have become.

—Esther Perel (via thatkindofwoman)

(Source: lakanen, via thatkindofwoman)

The World Race: 11 countries. 11 months. One ministry.

The World Race: 11 countries. 11 months. One ministry.

The World Race

I sat on my bedroom floor hopelessly looking around at the possessions scattered across the room. A blue backpack, which seemed huge at one time, now seemed the size of a shoebox as I tried to cram all my possessions for one year inside. Clothes, toiletries, and equipment surrounded me on the floor and seemed all at once too little and too much stuff to carry around the world.

What on earth was…

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The Anatomy of the Hole in Your Soul {Love & Singleness}

The Anatomy of the Hole in Your Soul {Love & Singleness}

What I’m about to tell you is a love story – of sorts. Maybe not the kind you’re expecting, though.

The Single Season

Sometime in middle school, I became obsessed with love– falling in it, to be specific. I found a cute boy in my neighborhood to like, and from there I was introduced to the world of crushes and unrequited love. I started fantasizing about dating this random boy, holding his hand, going to dinner…

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Embracing New Beginnings

478667_origA year ago, I was the maid-of-honor in my friend Sarah’s wedding. We laughed as we helped her into her dress, put on her veil, and spent the night before her big day watching “The Proposal.” Experiencing the beautiful joy of one of my best, high school friends getting married made me think of new beginnings.

God is so good to give us friends to help us achieve these new beginnings we so…

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Healing Begins Outside Your Comfort Zone

Healing Begins Outside Your Comfort Zone

Life begins outside your comfort zone

I have always been a sedentary person. Never one for sports, my preference was the company of good books and a comfy nook. There’s nothing wrong with that, unless you let that preference lead you to a lifestyle of seeking only comfort and sedentary ease. Like I did.

The problem with a lifestyle characterized by comfort and lack of movement is that it inevitably leads to stagnation. Now, I don’t…

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Our April challenge is now live! This month we’re focusing on Scripture memorization with a few tips on the blog today » TirzahMag.com #tirzah2014

Our April challenge is now live! This month we’re focusing on Scripture memorization with a few tips on the blog today » TirzahMag.com #tirzah2014

Practical Tips for Memorizing Scripture {April Challenge}

Practical Tips for Memorizing Scripture {April Challenge}

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What you memorize literally becomes a part of you. By storing information in your long-term memory, you create a foundation of ideas you can return to without effort for years to come. So as believers, memorizing God’s Word is incredibly important because scripture:

  1. Is a weapon against the enemy’s lies and flesh’s temptations.
  2. Helps us not to sin against God by reminding us what is and is not…

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