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Disappointment

I remember the day my mom taught me the word. The summer after sixth grade, my “boyfriend” cheated on me with my friend — whatever that means — while I was at church camp. My mom advised me to call him and tell him I was disappointed in him. I did. He laughed. I don’t…

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10 Productivity Tips You Have to Try

1. Use the Reminders app, including categories and setting specific dates and/or times. When I started grad school on top of working full time, I knew I needed to either crack down on using a daily planner or digitize my to do list. I’ve always found making lists satisfying, especially when you’ve earned the accomplishment…

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The Peace of God

I always feel most like myself when I’m writing or running, probably because that’s when I can clearly hear God. I’ve also realized God tells me what to write during worship and sermons, and I have to pull out my phone to make a note or the idea will escape me. That happened last Tuesday…

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Our First Home, Part 2

Read part one here. Our Measuring Stick After God used randomly running into our realtor and my yoga teacher’s encouragement to show me it was His will for us to begin house hunting, I told my husband that it was his turn to text our realtor. That same weekend, we were pre-approved and had our…

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Our First Home, Part 1

Are we even ready to buy a house? I knew nothing about buying a house. What I did know, however, is that one day I would do it, but I had no idea when. My adult life has unfolded traditionally — graduate from a four-year university, start my career, get married — and next on…

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