Activities, Prayer

Printable prayer advent calendar

As I write this it’s 5 days until Thanksgiving, and while yes, I have been thinking about what I’m thankful for, I have to admit that I’ve also been thinking even more about the approach of my favorite holiday of the year, Christmas. Even now that I’m older and the presents aren’t so important, and since I’m working full-time and…

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Culture

Should Christians celebrate Halloween?

As I’m writing this, it’s nine days to Halloween, and that particular holiday has been a subject of lively discussion between my fiancé and me. I grew up in a family that didn’t explicitly disapprove of Halloween, but definitely didn’t like a lot of the undertones. Vincent’s family LOVES Halloween, and always goes all out. So we’ve had a lot…

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Faith

Life lessons from a broken laptop

We’ve all had a moment where something horrible happened, but in the end, we looked back on it and realized it had taught us some important things. I had just such an experience last month and I want to share my takeaways with you — maybe you can learn them without going through all the frustrations! The unthinkable happened to…

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Relationships

My DIY engagement photo shoot

You know, the world is full of people who can do absolutely anything they put their minds to, with a little creativity and elbow grease. There are also people who think they can do absolutely anything they put their minds to. I happen to fall into the latter category, and I’m also very into DIY and being frugal with money. So when…

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Faith

5 life lessons to learn from your car

A few weeks ago, I made one of the most stressful and expensive decisions of my life so far: buying my first car. I purchased a cute little Hyundai Elantra GT, and named her Susan. In our time together so far, I’ve learned a lot from her. In fact, I think that we can draw a lot of wisdom from…

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