the steadfast love

I started attending church as a newborn in the early 90s. I grew up there. My church was small, family oriented and tightly knit. My church family felt like actual family, and not only because my actual family made up nearly half of the congregation. I remember going to Sunday school, hearing all of the […]

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for the anxious bride

It takes a lot to pull off a wedding. I got married five months ago and it has taken this long to fully recover from eight months of planning and self inflicted stress. Our wedding was a beautiful and nearly perfect day that I wish I could relive a hundred times because it truly was […]

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do not conform

Humanity is out of control, obviously. But what has really been distressing me lately is how deeply self proclaimed Christians have fallen into western culture. From burying ourselves in all kinds of debt, believing in and working for the American dream of wealth and success that has been spoon fed to us since birth, to […]

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stand for both

Today I am thankful for the ability to see both sides of an issue. I’m fortunate to have people in my life that can agree with me or disagree with me and love me either way. I’m glad that I posses the ability to look and think beyond shiny news headlines and raging activists and […]

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growing pains

For a person who doesn’t believe in having any control in this life outside of their own free will, the question “if you could change anything about your past, what would it be?” seems ridiculous. I have answered this on several occasions with the run of the mill response of nothing, and the reason being […]

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five categories

Anything you have ever heard about the pageant world has most likely exposed the good, bad and weird aspects of it. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but the important thing to remember when expressing opinions on beauty/scholarship pageants is that they are not all created equal. There are a lot of different pageant […]

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