College, Health, Lifestyle

How to rejuvenate over Christmas break

Have you ever felt like a break has gone by and you are just as tired and frazzled as you were when the break started? This definitely happens to me — sometimes, particularly over shorter breaks, you might be going on a trip or doing so much that there isn’t much time to relax. But on Christmas break, the big…

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Relationships

Be a better sister in 7 days challenge

At my last hourly count 5 seconds ago, it is now 16 days to Christmas! Most students are wrapping up their semesters, and if your family is like mine, there’s a lot of family time in your near future. My sister and I have been hanging out a good bit lately as her school is wrapping up and work has…

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Activities, Lifestyle

20 things to do when you’re 20

This weekend is kind of a big deal, to me anyway — because I just turned 20 yesterday! I’m officially leaving my teenage years behind, and entering a new phase of life. I’ve been thinking about some of the things that I’d like to do while I’m 20. Your twenties are your most creative, vibrant years — the prime of…

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Culture, Lifestyle

How to beat Christmas materialism

OK, as of this week, it’s Christmas! If you’re anything like me (and judging by my Facebook feed, a lot of people are) Christmas is your favorite season of the year. Gatherings of family and friends, a respite from school, cozy evenings by the fire, Christmas music, beautiful lights, Santa — I could go on for hours. But it seems…

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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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Activities, Lifestyle

16 Activities You Can’t Miss This Fall

As October draws to a close, I’ve become aware that winter will be here before we know it! Fall and spring are my two favorite seasons, but I really have to hand it to the autumn for having the best seasonal activities. Over the last few weeks I’ve compiled a list of must-do activities for this fall, and most of…

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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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Health

Self care for busy college gals (and stress-busting tips!)

So as I’m sure you’re all aware, it’s midterms right now. I’m actually blissfully working an internship this semester, and so I’m not studying like a maniac, but I know all my friends are, and I’m pretty busy myself. These last few weeks, as the year is waning and we’re all ramping up our fall activities and commitments are coming…

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