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“beauty” is fleeting

“The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel: for gaining wisdom and instruction; for understanding words of insight; for receiving instruction in prudent behavior, doing what is right and just and fair; for giving prudence to those who are simple, knowledge and discretion to the young— let the wise listen and add to… Read More “beauty” is fleeting

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standing up to bullies 101

if you’re going to confront them, do it in private. you’re much more intimidating when there’s no one around to back them up. bullies feed off of the feedback they get from others. not having feedback means not having the fuel to light the fire. 08/27/2018

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the consumer identity

consumer: a person who consumes; spends wastefully, absorbs, uses up. identity: condition or character as to who a person is; the qualities, beliefs, etc., that distinguish or identify a person. did you know, that by 2004, “Teenage girls spend over $9 billion on makeup and skin products alone.” ? teenage: roughly estimated between 12 and… Read More the consumer identity

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instaspam

an ongoing trend on social media platforms are “spam” accounts. sometimes, as you are scrolling through your feed, it feels like it’s more spam accounts than real. then i got to thinking. why do all these people, especially girls, have all these spam accounts? then it dawned on me: people have spam accounts because they… Read More instaspam

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instead

instead of asking why, i’m going to start asking for strength. instead of setting myself up for failure by believing that every wish i grant comes true, i’m going to set myself for growth by expecting extravagant grace and mercy. instead of crying out in agony, i will softly ask for perseverance. instead of seeing… Read More instead

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new frandz

ahhhhhh. so yesterday started out great. my body woke up, naturally, super early but i wasn’t mad about it. in fact, i couldn’t stop smiling and singing worship songs in my head. i got up, showered, volunteered at a local hospital, had lunch with an old friend i hadn’t seen in FOREVER. i got home,… Read More new frandz

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enemies

let your enemies bring out the best in you. doesn’t make sense at first. but let me ask you this, when you’re in an uncomfortable/ dangerous/ tense/ uneasy situation, what do you do? do you fight, or take flight? do you respond with grace, or do you respond with violence? if your worst enemy came… Read More enemies

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i feel pretty because

ok girlies. “what does it mean to be pretty?” && “what does it look like to be beautiful?” these two questions are followed by a multitude of other questions, doubts, comparisons, && a lot of stuff we rather not think about. well, i have an encouragement for you. a challenge i want you to take… Read More i feel pretty because

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comparing society

this social, technological world we live it warrants constant use of comparison. social media makes it seemingly effortless to not only post the good, better, and best of our lives, but also to see the front that others put up to hide behind. hence, comparison. some might be smart enough to realize this day’s comparison… Read More comparing society