Faith

What if today is the most important day of your life?

I read an alarming study yesterday that indicated that most professionals admit to wasting an hour every day at work. A handful of respondents (4%) even said they waste up to four hours a day! It really got me thinking about how time, which is precious and in short supply even to the fabulously wealthy, is also incredibly easy to…

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Lifestyle

My first year visual journaling

Today I am excited to share with you guys a project that I’m really proud of. A couple of years ago I saw an amazing series of drawing that an artist did illustrating everyday life. It inspired me so for a year I did a drawing every day of my life, my friends, my family, my boyfriend, my job, and…

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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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