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Be the Influence Instead of Being Influenced

Be the Influence Instead of Being Influenced

The other day I was listening to a conversation between my youngest sister and youngest brother. As I sat there (harmlessly) listening to this conversation I heard my sister mimic something I had said earlier that day. I had no idea that Cali had been in the room when I said it but apparently she was and had just repeated me. Same tone of voice and everything!

This got me thinking. It just goes..

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A Hospitable Heart for the Holidays

A Hospitable Heart for the Holidays

Oh yes, it’s that time of year again and I am soooo beyond excited for the upcoming holidays. At my house we have many traditions that I like to hold dear to my heart and it’s what makes me so cheery right around this time of year. Another reason why I love the holiday season is because of all the warm friendship that is felt between friends and family members. Home is at the center of..

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Family Matters

Family Matters

How many of you have a family? A husband and children? A mom or dad? Brothers or sisters? What are your viewpoints on family value? Did you know that God is greatly and exceedingly pleased when we unconditionally love our families?

Many women and men alike take for granted the great and awesome gift of family life. We desire friends and approval from other people while God is waiting for you to..

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Gaining Patience Through Trials and Tribulation

Gaining Patience Through Trials and Tribulation

The topic of this article is having patience in tribulation. I would like to share a personal experience with you to start things off. When I was 16 I was moving some very heavy furniture by myself. (I’ve never been the one to wait for the man power!) Well the next day my lower back was in terrible pain. I didn’t know what was wrong with it at the time but after several cat scans, x-rays, and..

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Can I be a Stay at Home Daughter and Still Get a College Education?

Can I be a Stay at Home Daughter and Still Get a College Education?

In June of this year, a big thing happened for me. I graduated from highschool. I had been homeschooled all my life and loved it, so it was a bittersweet thing for me when I was finished with it. Some of my other friends were graduating too and talking about what colleges they were going to and what degrees they wanted to get. I was really happy and excited for them and thought that it was..

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College, Guys, and the Homeschooled Girl

College, Guys, and the Homeschooled Girl

School is starting and that means college will be commencing soon too. All of your friends are going off to college and you feel left out, shied into a corner and stuffed into a box with the rest of your homeschooled friends.

What’s worse is that maybe you’re old enough to have a boyfriend now and it seems like all of your friends have either been in a relationship or they are in one now...

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The Older Sister Career

The Older Sister Career

It was a beautiful evening and I had an important, special event to go to. I rushed into my room and brushed out my hair. I put on my lipstick and curled my eyelashes. I primped and prepared and brushed and blushed in front of the mirror. I fixed my hair and donned my dress added the finishing touches and looked myself over in the mirror. As I gazed through the glass I looked at the reflection..

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Rocks At My Window

Rocks At My Window

There’s a song I listen to every now and then by Bridget Mendler called “Rocks at My Window.” The chorus goes like this:

“We can run away for the weekend

But I’m here alone

Wish you’d go throwing rocks at my window

We could count the stars from your car hood

But I’m here alone

Wish you’d go throwing rocks at my window.”

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Social Media Life vs. Real Life

Social Media Life vs. Real Life

It had been a long and exhausting day for Sierra at work. Her co-workers, as usual had been mean to her, she still hated her job and her friends were ignoring her texts. Sierra slumped onto her couch and opened up her laptop. She spent about half an hour catching up on Facebook, about twenty minutes on Twitter then headed to Pinterest to get rid of her boredom. Then Sierra had an idea after..

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My Dad’s Advice to Me About Love and Marriage

My Dad’s Advice to Me About Love and Marriage

Two weeks ago my dad and I went on an amazing trip to WA DC to visit family and see the monuments and capitol of our country. We had a fun time together and it was really special to spend so much time with my father.

While we were there walking around together my sweet dad took the opportunity of just him and I being together to talk to me seriously about life, love, courtship, and marriage. I..

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