When Life Gives You Lemons…

As you go through life, you meet many challenges, curves, and obstacles – lemons. Think how boring life would be if you never make mistakes, everything goes exactly as you want all the time, and you never encounter challenges. You may be inclined to choose to surrender and let things have negative impacts on yourself...
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Comfort Zone

There will be times in your life when you will be challenged or asked to do something that requires you to step out of your comfort zone. Several years ago, my minister asked if I would speak to our congregation about stewardship. While giving back to the Lord is something I do without hesitation, speaking...
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Be an Encouragement!

Whom can you bless today? In our busy lives, we are sometimes able to glean encouragement from something we read. An encouraging word can come from any source, such as this quote: “Today will never come again. Be a blessing. Be a friend. Encourage someone. Take time to care.” We can look to the Bible...
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Moving to College

Moving to college? What an exciting and terrifying time! You’re likely saying goodbye to family and friends from high school and moving to a place where you might not know anyone. Your family might be supportive, or your family might not care that you’re continuing your education. Whatever the circumstances surrounding the start of your...
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How to Write Anything

During high school, you might have written short responses and essays. Now going into college and in your careers, and even in your daily life as an adult, you will be writing many other genres of writing: emails, lab reports, marketing plans, article reviews… the list is endless. While all of these might have some...
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5 Tips Toward a Successful Graduation

Invitations! Gifts! Diplomas! Tassels! Caps and gowns! Graduation is an exciting moment for the graduate, their family and friends. This is a special time with smiles and celebration. Students take pictures for lasting memories as they put on their graduation regalia, enter the lineup area, receive their marching order card, and prepare to walk across...
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Tips for a Great Morning

We are all guilty of hitting the snooze button more than once before we stumble to the kitchen for our morning cup of coffee. We rush to get dressed and fly out the door. We start the day in chaos, and sometimes it feels like we spend the rest of the day in that same...
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Keeping Track of Your Money

Checkbook? Account Register? Bank Statement? Balance My Account? What does all of this mean?  The 20-something’s of today have probably never heard of any of these terms, much less even used them. In today’s high-tech era, it’s most likely a dying practice. For those that may want to learn how we 40(+)-something’s keep track of our...
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Junk in your trunk?

We all have that one space in our home that attracts all the clutter. It is the place where you keep everything that you know you do not want to throw away, however, you are not entirely sure where it belongs. If you are an old soul like me, you have a trunk packed full...
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