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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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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