13 awesome ways to make someone’s day

Have you ever had one of those moments where a total stranger sensed that you had a need and they reached out to help you, and it really made all the difference? I was just remembering exactly that sort of moment. It was last semester, it was a Friday night, and I was absolutely buried under an unbelievable load. I…

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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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College, Culture, Politics, Work

6 must-read tips for handling debates at work or school

  Particularly in light of the harrowing recent events in Charlottesville, the political conversations around my workplace have been heating up. My workstation is in a room with two guys I respect greatly, but we all have pretty different political ideas. One is a very traditional conservative, the other is a leftist libertarian, and I’m about as apolitical as you…

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Body image, Culture, Faith

The problem with the modesty conversation

A coworker recently showed me an article (well, one of those click-bait articles, anyway) on Facebook about a girl who was kicked out of prom because her dress and dance moved were considered too suggestive by the school staff. The provided picture, a bathroom mirror selfie, wasn’t very clear, but the dress appeared to be a strapless bodycon type of…

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Culture, Politics

When politics outrank Christ

I’m sure you’ve been in (or at least overheard) that conversation at work or school where people get heated over a hot button political issue and are prepared to die on the hill of their beliefs. We see this kind of exchange all the time on Facebook or the comments section of any number of websites. A few months ago,…

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Body image, Health

What the Bible says about loving your body

This time of year is amazing, isn’t it? Maybe the humidity is a stifling 95% in my home of North Carolina, but it’s sunny, the trees and flowers are spectacular, and there are so many fun outdoor activities, from hiking to swimming to hitting the beach. But there’s a discomfort out there (other than the heat!) that a lot of…

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My Engagement Bucket List

So, the cat is out of the bag. I’m getting engaged in the very near future (how soon remains to be seen…my ring is being sized and we want to wait until it is all ready before our official proposal). Needless to say, that exciting and important life decision has been occupying a lot of my thoughts lately. As excited as I…

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