Valentine’s Day—Thoughts of Love

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With Valentine’s Day approaching, I was thinking about the reason we celebrate it. I was thinking about love.

Love has almost become a dirty word in our day.

People have been manipulating with, and playing off of that most vulnerable and appealing of emotions. We talk about how we love a pair of shoes or piece of furniture. People assure us that we’ll love the deal we made with them, the car we bought from them (really?….I’m guilty of talking like that as well!)

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10 Tips for Keeping Yourself Happy (& Healthy)

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We all have those days when we decide to choose the decision that is not quite so good as it’s alternative—ahem, pizza over salad—and end up feeling bad. Not like, just bad physically, but like we just chucked all our good will and resolution in the cornfield (or garbage can).

And we know the feeling of those times when your gym membership expired and you didn’t even go once (okay, at least I’m a honest person—I never even signed up for a membership!). Continue reading 10 Tips for Keeping Yourself Happy (& Healthy)

Monday Mixup : Inspiring Your Week 2-5-18

 

Island Creamery — Chincoteague Island, Va. | 27 Ice Cream Shops You Need To Visit Before You DieStarting this week’s Monday Mixup with the BEST THING OF ALL—a guide to 27 of THE BEST ice cream spots around the world (yay!!)!

And #3 I can personally attest to the fact that it’s probably the best stuff I’ve ever tasted. I have a love for ice cream, and can eat it all year round (so I guess I should start checking these places off my list?).

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Believing God is Good…Even When He’s Not Blessing Your Life

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I have the same problem as a lot of Christians. God decides to bless me with something in life and I (figuratively and sometimes literally) raise my hands and shout “Hallelujah!”, “God is good!”

But then….maybe God decides to either remove that blessing or not continue blessing me….and my hands slowly fall back to my sides. God doesn’t seem so good anymore.

We’re getting it all wrong. Why do we base God’s goodness on whether He blesses us or not?

Why do we view God as good or bad based on what He does, instead of knowing He’s good because of who He is?

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4 Really Cool Online Places You Probably Aren’t Shopping At

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So this is a collection of interesting online shops that I’ve found myself (this is not a sponsored post =)

I love finding good places online because it’s so darn hard to buy gifts these days (anyone feel me??) and I like having unusual options.

I hope you’ll go check these out and do some browsing! You’ll wish you found them sooner. Continue reading 4 Really Cool Online Places You Probably Aren’t Shopping At

Monday Mixup : Inspiring Your Week 1-29-18

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It’s another Monday Mixup! And I’m starting off with this beautiful pic *sigh* of this beautiful place I’ll probably never get to. I just love oceans and water, though =) Continue reading Monday Mixup : Inspiring Your Week 1-29-18