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Is Talent The New Sexy?

For every woman donned in a glittery, nude-toned full-body suit “singing” under the spotlight, there’s another woman tearing up the circuit with powerful vocal chops, walking bass lines, and big hair to boot. For decades, women have had to hold their own, musically speaking, in order to be taken seriously amidst the bimbo-esque, sex-saturated mainstream […]

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When It Hurts So Bad

Romantic relationships are one of the areas where people get hurt the most, because you don’t know if the relationship will last. When it doesn’t, depending on how it ends, it can bring a high degree of emotional pain. Loving someone means putting your heart at risk.  Could this be the reason people do not […]

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Defending Your Faith: A Lesson in Apologetics

It hasn’t been until recently that apologetics has emerged into the forefront of Christian education and missions. It’s been found in the writings of C.S. Lewis, proclaimed by the likes of Ravi Zacharias and his team of aspiring apologists, but it’s also been uncovered in the book of Acts. Yet the question in the minds […]

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REVIEW: Snow White and the Huntsman

Until the June 1 release of ‘Snow White and the Huntsman‘, the standard screen adaptation for the Brothers Grimm fairy tale was 1937 Disney version in which Snow White was portrayed as a beautiful and delicate princess fooled ultimately betrayed by her kindness, and hospitality.  The “Huntsman” version assumes the difficult task surprising audiences with […]

Faith + Life

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Defending Your Faith: A Lesson in Apologetics

It hasn’t been until recently that apologetics has emerged into the forefront of Christian education and missions. It’s been found in the writings of C.S. Lewis, proclaimed by the likes of Ravi Zacharias and his team of aspiring apologists, but it’s also been uncovered in the book of Acts. Yet the question in the minds […]

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“You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving Church”

For anyone whose been in a multi-generational church for some time, the gaping ‘black hole’ that is the young adult demographic is no surprise. Unless you hail from a church specifically geared to people aged 18-30, you are more than likely not going to find many people that fall into that category sitting in your […]

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Those Dark Moments

We often look around and think that everyone else has it together, when really, we all have something in our lives that is hindering us. Whether it’s a health problem, addiction, or broken relationship, it can be hard to reach out and share that pain with others. I would like to share a little bit […]

Love + Relationships

brokenheart

When It Hurts So Bad

Romantic relationships are one of the areas where people get hurt the most, because you don’t know if the relationship will last. When it doesn’t, depending on how it ends, it can bring a high degree of emotional pain. Loving someone means putting your heart at risk.  Could this be the reason people do not […]

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How To Find ‘The One’

Whenever I hear girls and even guys talk about relationships, I almost always hear this question being asked, “so is he/she the one?” What does finding ‘the one’ really mean? I believe it means finding and being with the person that you know you are to be married to, and most importantly, finding your help […]

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Courting vs. Dating: What Does It All Mean?

What was meant to be a nice, ‘food coma’-inducing meal at Chipotle Mexican Grill, paired with a pleasant conversation between my boyfriend and I, quickly shifted gears, taking a turn for the worse. The monster that reared its ugly head this time was the seemingly unassuming, yet ever-lingering debate on dating versus courting. Do we really […]

Music + Books

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Is Talent The New Sexy?

For every woman donned in a glittery, nude-toned full-body suit “singing” under the spotlight, there’s another woman tearing up the circuit with powerful vocal chops, walking bass lines, and big hair to boot. For decades, women have had to hold their own, musically speaking, in order to be taken seriously amidst the bimbo-esque, sex-saturated mainstream […]

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INTERVIEW: All Sons & Daughters

Despite being exceptional singers and songwriters, Leslie Jordan and David Leonard, collectively known as the worship duo, All Sons & Daughters, prove that worship transcends music. Their raw, passionate lyrics, paired with acoustic instrumental arrangements create the perfect platform for an honest conversation with God. All Sons & Daughters was formed in 2010 at Journey […]

Movies + TV

snow-white-and-the-huntsman-poster

REVIEW: Snow White and the Huntsman

Until the June 1 release of ‘Snow White and the Huntsman‘, the standard screen adaptation for the Brothers Grimm fairy tale was 1937 Disney version in which Snow White was portrayed as a beautiful and delicate princess fooled ultimately betrayed by her kindness, and hospitality.  The “Huntsman” version assumes the difficult task surprising audiences with […]

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‘The Hunger Games’ Missed the Mark

I finally gave into the hype over the weekend and redeemed a free movie pass I got with an order of pizza (which was delicious by the way) to watch The Hunger Games.  It wasn’t so much that I hated the movie, but felt like the disappointed, guilt-inducing parent because the filmmakers missed an opportunity […]

Careers + Finances

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5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Getting Married

Ever wonder what life will be like when you get married? A house, two cars, swimming pool, maybe a dog, possibly kids later on? Reality Check! All that stuff is great, but for most people, it doesn’t just appear the moment you get say ‘I do’. I’m sure you are probably saying “yea I knew […]

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