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A Season of Choice - Happy Thanksgiving (Re-posted)

With this being the season of Thanksgiving, I found it most fitting to share just one thing that I am thankful for.

Although a bit non- traditional, I find myself most thankful for the freedom of choice. 317 more words


Book Recommendations To Get You Through First Semester

I first compiled this list of books for my school paper as a motivational array of novels to get students through the grueling last weeks of the semester. 859 more words

Book Reviews

How to Say NO and Feel Good About It

I just can’t do it anymore!” she rationally concluded, anticipating his gentle, yet firm pressure; with the momentum of a cultivated, pliable pit bull on a mission. 984 more words

Five (Healthy) Things I Worry About - And Five I Don't

After writing Wednesday’s post about the whole skinny vs. fat debate, I started having thoughts about some of the other things in my life that either a) drive me bananas, or b) I let completely go in favor of peace and serenity. 1,022 more words


Quotes: God's Power Made Perfect in Weakness (2 Corinthians 12:8-10)

2 Corinthians 12:8-10 NRSV
Three times I appealed to the Lord about this, that it would leave me, but he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” So, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. 422 more words


The 3 Decisions That Will Change Your Financial Life

There’s nothing worse than a rich person who’s chronically angry or unhappy. There’s really no excuse for it, yet I see this phenomenon every day. It results from an extremely unbalanced life, one with too much expectation and not enough appreciation for what’s there. 1,150 more words

Beading and bonding

Women’s workshops are often a time of family bonding. At this month’s artisan workshop, mothers learned and collaborated with their children to create beautiful wire jewelry.