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On Being A Social Media Influencer

Social Media Influencer.  It sounds powerful, doesn’t it?  What do you think of when that phrase comes to mind? If you are anything like me, you probably think of someone with well over 10k followers, someone whose Instagram feed is perfectly aesthetic, and their pictures of either themselves or their house looks like they’ve stepped …

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What Conquers Fear?

My heart beat faster. Little beads of sweat dampened my hands. What would I say? What would people think of me? What if they didn’t actually like me?  These thoughts plagued me at every social event. Even during casual conversations, anxiety surfaced.  I just wanted to be loved and accepted. I wanted validation.  Does Self-Love …

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Let’s Rebuild Our Communities To Heal From Racism

The death of George Floyd was horrible. We were all shocked and grieved. I live in Minnesota, and it breaks my heart to watch, wondering why? Why? A Story of Minneapolis I’d like to tell you a little bit about downtown Minneapolis. It’s a very ethnically diverse place. There are immigrants from almost every place …

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Happiness Isn’t About Chasing “That One Thing”

Have you ever felt convinced there was something – just one thing – that would perfect your life? It could be anything – more friends, shorter hair, a new skill, good grades, or something else.   Whatever it was, your entire existence started to center around the goal, slowly becoming obsessed as you convinced yourself that …

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How to Depend Less on Devotional Books

Disclaimer – This is not a post geared towards bashing devotional books because I personally use and love devotional books and am always on the lookout for a new theological read. But what happens when these books start to replace the Bible?  Christian books and devotionals are often easy to understand which is why a …

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