Joy > Jealousy

They say, “comparison is the thief of joy.” I’ve been hearing this quote all over the place recently and it’s no wonder why – God is trying to teach me something… isn’t it funny how he does that?

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Drawing Lessons on Failure

When I was in art school I had a drawing and printmaking professor named Dave. Dave is a brilliant man. He’s lived and stuff, so he knows things. You know? Freshman year, 8am MWF. My best friend Casey and I would drag our sleepy selves to the 4th floor of the Art and Journalism building […]

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Disney’s Got Romance All Wrong

Let’s face it, Disney is all about the romance and the magic. I mean, seriously, they’ve built an empire on princesses for goodness sake. Ever since I was a little girl, I have dreamt of the day when I would be rescued by a knight in shining armor and finally get to have the perfect […]

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Grieving Your Life Away

We all grieve at one time or another. Sometimes we grieve because a friendship or significant other has left our lives. Sometimes we grieve because someone we knew or cared about has passed away. Lately, majority of the world has been grieving for our Country as we’ve seen and heard of gruesome attacks on the […]

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Jesus was [probably] an ENFJ

“‘For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ Then […]

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Do You Treasure Money More Than God?

Imagine that you are walking through the mall to buy a birthday present for the celebration you have to go to later that night for one of your closest friends. On your way to Forever21, you stop in at an accessory store just to take a peek. The saleswoman asks if she can help you […]

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The Questions to Ask Yourself

Many times in my life I have had someone look back at me and say, “Are you coming?” I tend to stay back and watch different events in life unfold. But this repeated phrase has often come in my direction as cold waves crashed around me while I’d slowly wade into the ocean. The water […]

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Feeling Insignificant

Recently there have been hundreds of books poured out on tables in my school’s library. They’re old or out of date, scribbled-on or just past their usefulness and they were being sold for 10¢ a pop when I found them. They have what they call the “Bargain Box” and anything you can fit into that […]

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Is Your Job “Spiritual”?

This year I transitioned jobs 3 times: Missionary in the Netherlands, Government/Charity Liaison for the state of Texas, and Fundraiser for an educational nonprofit in Austin. The most difficult transition has been moving from “field staff” to “administrative staff.” What I mean by that is,

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