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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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 moves 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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