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The following is a guest post by Keagan of keagankcollective.com For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a “boyfriend.” In kindergarten, I had those sweet, innocent little boyfriends that don’t actually mean anything.  As I got older, I thought it made me cool to have a boyfriend, even though we couldn’t do anything other than eat lunch together. As I got to high school, boyfriends began to give me a sort of validation and made me feel powerful and more »

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As a forewarning, this isn’t a happy post. But it’s a hopeful post.  Also, it’s a loooonnnnggg post. If you don’t have time, but want to know the gist of what I’m about to say, it’s summed up on my About page.  . . . Today we’re taking a break from the usual routine and I’m going to write a very personal post, because, well, I need to. You see, five years ago today, my 18 year old cousin died more »

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Do you ever find that when you attend a wedding, you get a bucket-load of ideas for your own far-off wedding? Me too. For instance, when of my cousins got married when I was 16, Aunt Nita (not my cousin’s mom, a different aunt) asked me if I had thought about my future wedding at all. Flustered, I couldn’t say that I had. What sort of info was she looking for here?? As if she had read my thoughts, Aunt more »

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I think I was in sixth grade when I first prayed for this. I can’t remember if someone at church or at my Christian school had suggested it. But there I was, twelve years old, kneeling by my bed and praying for my crush’s future wife. It became a habit for about a month; I would pray for my crushes, pray for their futures, and pray for their future wives. Oddly enough, it wasn’t until a year later I started praying more »

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Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God. -Corrie ten Boom I’m graduating from University in eight months. Eight. The thought of this makes me want to laugh and cry all at the same time. My time in college has flown by, and it kinda makes me sad. The thing is though, people keep asking me what I’m going to do after I graduate. And people have asked me this question throughout my college-career, but I more »