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The other day, my best friend and I visited a jewelry shop in the mall because she wanted to show me the engagement ring her boyfriend and she had picked out when he was in town last week. We scurried to the counter like excited children on Christmas morning, and she grinned as she pointed it out. “That one!” I ooh-ed and ahh-ed at the ring. It was gorgeous. :) As I was driving home, I thought about how weird more »

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Grief consumed me, like a monster gulping down its meal. I sat on my bed, tears streaming down my face. It was a few months after my cousin had suddenly died and I didn’t understand why God would let him die- especially with no warning. I felt alone and mournful, and cried out to God, hoping He would hear me. A moment later, my phone buzzed. I wiped my eyes as I looked down at it. I had a text from more »

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Today Lo from All That Motivates is talking with us about Godly Friendships. Do your friends share your faith? When I look back at the friends that I’ve had through out my life I can tell you right now not all of them were Christians. Some claimed to be, some wore the title but didn’t live the life, and others were very blatant and bold in their choice to not believe or simply not to care. I would never shut more »

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Two handwritten letters changed my life. When I was in 7th grade my best friend (named M) wrote me a letter telling me that she and her family had to move to a different state for her dad’s job. I finished reading the letter and laid on my floor and cried and cried and cried. Summer after freshman year of college, I received a letter from my best friend who I had met at college (named R) saying she wasn’t more »

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Hello lovelies! I’m so happy to introduce this new series with all of y’all! Myself and several other (completely amazing) bloggers are sharing posts with the goal to help all of us transition from awkward to awesome new adults.  You can find all the links to the posts in this series here. New To Adulthood series | Part 3 We are going on a class field trip, and my English teacher tells us bluntly not to bring any phones, iPods, or other electronic more »