Tag Archives: how to influence others

Handing Over the Pen

It was one of those thought-provoking phrases that randomly appears in a conversation. There they are, just two people chattering away, when suddenly –BAM!– a word was said, a lightbulb came on, I did a mental double-take…and have been pondering … Continue reading

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When Skinny Isn’t Enough

 I workout several times a week. Running, kick-boxing, pilates, dance–I’ve dabbled in a little bit of everything and love challenging myself! Conquering a tough workout or achieving a fitness goal is such a satisfying feeling. I’ve even been working on … Continue reading

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The Friend Zone

  Once upon a time, a random person said “Show me your friends, and I’ll show you your future.” Unfortunately, Google has failed me, and I have no idea whose quote that is. Nevertheless, it still rings true. According to … Continue reading

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Are You A Doormat?

Humility. It’s one of those words that makes church people cringe slightly. You’re supposed to do it, but choosing humility normally means making you feel uncomfortable…it often means not having things your way. Humility is like the nasty medicine we … Continue reading

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Dethroning the Disney Princess

I wish I were a Disney Princess. Always smiling and cheerful. Looking like I walked from the pages of a magazine. The girl who all the Princes admire. Graceful, poised, and never frazzled. Plus, have you seen their hair? To … Continue reading

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I’m Not Crazy, Really

So, I was mapping out my calendar/writing out my goals today, when all of a sudden -BAM!-  I was struck with a sudden inspiration. A while ago, I read about a girl named Kjerstin Gruys, who challenged herself to go … Continue reading

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Did it Come with a Receipt?

It’s crazy to think about how much we miss. We become so caught up in our agendas and personal wants, that we miss the silent signals people are constantly sending us. Not everything can be taken at face value–underneath the … Continue reading

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The Taming of the Tongue

I’m gonna skip the pleasantries with this post, and jump right to the point. Words are important. They enable us to create, express, and inspire on an entirely new level! Language is one of God’s many incredible gifts to man. … Continue reading

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Epiphany from “Camp Granada”

Guess what? I’m writing this post at my kitchen table, while wearing sweat pants, a comfy t-shirt,  and a messy bun. Normally, this wouldn’t be such a big deal– but the past week, I’ve been helping at a local overnight … Continue reading

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