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two options

the way i see it, we have two options in life: (1) sit down and have a pity party (2) smile through it and fake it ’til you make it the last three years haven’t been easy for me, but everyone has always commented about how i still smile and you wouldn’t know i was… Read More two options

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slow your roll

in today’s world, we’re always on the go. we’re rushing out the door, eating while driving like a maniac down the road, and rushing through lunch so you can finish *this*. before you know it, it’s 10 o’clock at night and you’ve been busy all day without a break. but have you noticed that when… Read More slow your roll

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choosing grace twice

choosing to give myself grace the way my Savior already has. i often hold grudges on myself, not allowing myself to forget that mistake. i need to forgive myself and give myself grace. Jesus already has, so it shouldn’t be too hard, right? 05/14/2019

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living present

living present. not present like gift, present like focused on the now. i’m not living present anymore. and it’s scary. for example: one day i wasn’t feel well, so i took a nap close to the time by brother was being dropped off from school. i remember being woken up by the door-bell, seeing him… Read More living present

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218 blessings of 2018

Mom’s advice Dad’s assistance Bubs’ love, hugs, and snuggles Finishing 10th grade Finishing 11th grade Eating eggs again Time with extended family Kingston’s laugh and joy Mom’s entertaining craziness Painting again Alexis’ friendship and shenanegans Chance doing well in soccer Face masks Flowers Sunsets Clouds Nice weather Trees and leaves Running water Rain Dressing rooms… Read More 218 blessings of 2018

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missionaries

missionaries. there are two types: christian and non-christian. non-christian as in the devil’s workers. the same way God sends out people to spread the Good News, satan sends out servants to pervert and ruin minds. thing is, christian missionaries often stay in their comfort zone. they don’t reach the four corners of the earth and… Read More missionaries

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don’t waste your pain

a fellow blogger and instagram-“celeb” wrote about this. i enjoyed her writing, but would like to take a different spin on it. don’t waste your pain. i have a lot of pain. physical pain. chronic migraine. POTS. PCOS. probably other undiagnosed issues. i’m always physically uncomfortable. so what does it mean for me to not… Read More don’t waste your pain

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respect yourself

respect yourself. ask yourself, “have i ever treated someone the way i treat myself?” i bet the answer is no. we are so harsh on ourselves. we need to love ourselves. plain and simple. 12/02/2018

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pretty, pretty princess

Hello pretty, pretty princess. Yes, you. You, the one reading this. You’re a pretty, pretty princess. Pretty, pretty… as in REALLY pretty. Princess… as in your Father is the King of kings. So, hello pretty, pretty princess. I have a question for you. Do you feel like a pretty, pretty princess? When you look in… Read More pretty, pretty princess

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social media

s.o.c.i.a.l. m.e.d.i.a. superficial. opinionated. comparing. idolized. absorbed. lonely.  malicious. egotistical. degrading. illusive. aesthetic. on social media, it is expected that people ONLY show the good parts. opinions are not only voiced, but people are pressured into choosing sides on the matter. whether through comments or simply in the minds of those scrolling through the feed,… Read More social media

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6 am wake-up call

i woke up at 6 today so that i could run my 3 miles before volunteering for 3 hours. it felt pretty good. even though i regretted getting up soooo early, it rained the ENTIRE rest of the day, so it’s good i did it then. i’m proud i actually stuck to it this morning.… Read More 6 am wake-up call