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Messages That Spark Movements: Discovering What God Thinks of You

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  These days, a quick scroll through Pinterest will likely include clever typography with messages such as, “The Future Is Female”, “A Better Me Is Coming”, “You Are Stronger Than You Know”, “Empowered Women Empower Women”, and “Put On Your Positive Pants”, just to name a few.  I have been greatly encouraged by these increasing messages in a day where women still face sexism, corruption, abuse and injustice. Many men and women throughout history have labored, risked, and pioneered for…

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Sex Appeal Unappealing

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  Ever have one of those days when you feel like the world is trying to tell you something?  Well, the other day was one of those days for me.  I’ll give you a quick recap:   6:33AM           In the midst of a rather excruciating workout, my fitness instructor on Daily Burn sought to motivate through the use of visualization.  She promised with sweat, tears, and a few more power squats, I could be the proud owner of a “club-ready,…

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A Selfie State of Mind

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I am not a fan of selfies… mainly, because I am horrible at them. It’s so much pressure to capture the selfie-worthy-moments of life… you know the ones: me eating a salad because health is important, me putting on my seatbelt because safety first, me laughing with a group of my girlfriends because that’s what girls like to photograph these days to symbolize sisterhood, me reading my Bible and journaling because it’s all about Jesus, me making duck-face into the…

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