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Five Surprising Occurrences At Church In The City

Five Surprising Occurrences At Church In The City

Here’s the thing. I knew church in the city would be cool. There are several well known options I had visited and loved before I even moved here, options such as The Brooklyn Tabernacle and Redeemer Presbyterian. The trouble isn’t so much not having a church to attend, but rather, having too many options to make a choice! Do I attend the one that’s closer by, or the one with more comfortable pews (come on, you think about that too),…

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Use Your Words

Use Your Words

Drama, drama, drama. What comes to your mind when I say that word? For me, it brings thoughts of relationships, particularly romantic ones. Does he like her? Is she flirting with him? Did you know they text all the time? Why is she suddenly posting verses about hardships on Instagram; did she get dumped? There is hardly another area of life that raises so many questions. Everything is vague and nebulous, and with feelings and hormones entangled in the drama,…

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Montana Ooh Na Na

Montana Ooh Na Na

I went to a family reunion in Montana in July, and came home with full intentions of telling you all about my trip. I created a couple drafts of pictures, which sat and sat in desolation, while inspiration did not leap to mind. But here’s what I did instead of writing about my family reunion, in case you wanted to know: Journaled Clipped my nails Ate and slept and went to work and went home Watched movies Coveted these sandals…

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Five Attractive Girls, and a Bonus List

Five Attractive Girls, and a Bonus List

The girl whose vanity is lined with hundreds of bottles of cosmetics. She has thirty different shades of foundation, and often wears about 5 at once. She wouldn’t dream of playing sports, as it might chip her fresh manicure, and she can’t venture beyond the end of the sidewalk because nature doesn’t work well with her high heels and suede skirts. She avoids babies who might spit up on her, uncouth people who wear Walmart fashions, and shade (gotta work…

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And Then There Were Three

And Then There Were Three

The nieces and nephews usually seem to come in batches of two or three, and this time is no exception. Caspian and Francie made their appearances, and a few weeks later, this little guy came along to complete the trio. Elliot Keobi, his name is. With perfect skin and dimples and the cutest little mouth and a thatch of dark hair- how does he rate? Shouldn’t the cuteness be spread out a little? I got to meet him today, and was…

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Sweet Baby Girl

Sweet Baby Girl

It’s been quite a weekend. After lounging in-utero for two extra weeks, baby Francesca Chante finally decided it was time to make her appearance. Due to some complications, she ended up in the hospital for a few days, covered in wires and tubes and tape residue. The weekend quickly turned into a flurry of babysitting and hospital runs, but I am happy to say that Francie is finally unhooked from most of the medical paraphernalia, is doing well, and we…

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What Being an Aunt is Actually Like

What Being an Aunt is Actually Like

I just wanted to show you, this is what people THINK being an aunt is like… …and this is what it’s actually like. True story. As I’ve told you, they come in batches in my family, and here we have the last three, Elliot, Caspian, and Francesca. I can hardly handle the cuteness, but I can also hardly handle holding them all at once, as evidenced by the blur as I hastily sat down to avoid dropping them. 😀 Being…

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Welcome to the World

Welcome to the World

I just wanted to say, welcome to the world, Caspian Wilder. You make me so happy to be a tia again, and in a few short hours, you have successfully and completely wrapped me around your teeny tiny finger. I quite forget between nieces and nephews just how soft and delightfully good-smelling and precious they are! I’m so happy Raphael and Rosie added you to our family, and I can’t wait to get to know you and your little dimples better.

5 Unhelpful Things People Say to Older Single Girls

5 Unhelpful Things People Say to Older Single Girls

Why isn’t a great girl like you married? Somebody please enlighten me to what on earth a person should reply to this comment, because I’ve never been able to figure it out. What is she supposed to say, “I’m just too intimidating and awesome for any man to handle?” Can we just acknowledge what an awkward position it puts the questionee in? Anything referencing being an old maid. “Old Maid” is a dirty term, conjuring up images of knitting needles…

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Five Easy Ways To Make Friends on Social Media

Five Easy Ways To Make Friends on Social Media

Everyone loves to hate on social media, and while I definitely understand the negative aspects, I also think it is a really wonderful way to get to be friends with people you would never have met otherwise. Online etiquette is a tricky thing however and not something that is taught in school, so I wanted to share with you all some tips for the easiest ways to make friends online. 1. Politics. Politics is what bwings us togewah today. Discuss your…

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Day 28: Living With Roommates

Day 28: Living With Roommates

Living with a roommate is taking a real chance. One one hand, you save loads of money as opposed to living alone, but on the other, having the wrong roommate could make your life miserable. There are plenty of horror stories floating around the internet of terrible roommates- people who steal your food and clog the shower drain and watch you when you sleep. And then there’s the second kind of roommate- someone with whom you live merely to save…

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Day 14: Love is a Fallacy

Day 14: Love is a Fallacy

In the spirit of Valentine’s day, I give to you one of my favorite love stories ever. Max Shulman: Love is a Fallacy Cool was I and logical. Keen, calculating, perspicacious, acute and astute—I was all of these. My brain was as powerful as a dynamo, precise as a chemist’s scales, as penetrating as a scalpel. And—think of it!—I only eighteen. It is not often that one so young has such a giant intellect. Take, for example, Petey Bellows, my…

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