Going to College with God

I’m a big routine girl. To-do lists, above-desk calendars, colorful pens, wow, I love it all way too much. I like to know what’s happening, when it’s happening, where it’s happening, and who it’s happening with. I like to have a distinct time for homework, for coffee dates, for cooking (more like reheating), for exercise, and, on a special day, naps.

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To the Girl Doubting Her Worth

In Sunday school, they used to talk about how we were "made in God's image" and we would get little rubber bracelets with that statement stamped into the silicone. That statement was stamped onto our hearts at a young age, without us fully grasping its meaning. In high school, I wrote that on the mirror in my closet with blue Expo marker, a tucked away reminder of who I am and who God has called me to be.

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Freedom in the Choice to Follow God's Plan

A lot of people struggle with control, myself included. Our world is broken and chaotic and control is a perfectly logical way to make order out of chaos in our small little piece of the world. Sometimes control comes because of our leadership positions: you are responsible for the policies that influence the actions of others, sometimes it’s within our homes, you are a parent that has to set rules and examples in order to raise up a child that isn’t perfect, but does prefer to do more right than wrong.

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20 Things to Do on a Bad Day

I’m just going to take a wild guess and assume you, dear reader, have had at least one terrible, horrible, awful, miserable day. Maybe you got fired from a job, got dumped by the guy you thought was the love of your life, failed an exam you really needed an “A” on, got in a fight with your best friend––whatever occurs on bad days, big or small, I think we can all agree bad days are the worst.

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