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    Dramatic Exits

    There used to be a time, not that long ago, when I was in love with chaos and unrest. I know, that sounds kind of ‘evil’ in a sense, but it’s true. There was a time when I loved when things in my life were in a state of unrest, when there was no structure or quiet, when there was always a crisis that needed my attention. As the years have gone by, I’ve come to detest that need for crisis. I’ve learned to enjoy the quiet, the peaceful moments of my life. I’ve come to appreciate the calm in the midst of all the storms, instead of obsessing over…

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    The Powerful No

    Why is it so hard to say no? Throughout my life, I’ve struggled immensely with assertiveness. Or lack thereof. From being bullied, to standing up for my faith, to turning down friends and family when they ‘need’ me, I’ve always struggled with that one two-letter word: NO. It’s such a powerful word, and it can bring so much freedom to our lives, but only if we know how to use it. Back in the day, I struggled with assertiveness so much so that I actually signed myself up for a community college course on Assertiveness Training. I took one look at the workbook and realized I could handle my assertiveness…

  • Christianity

    Fifty Shades of Filth and the Degradation of Freedom

    There’s a lot of controversy hitting the fans over the latest piece of crap that Hollywood decided to put out onto the big screen. While the buzz started as a piece of Twilight fan fiction and escalated into a best-selling book, Fifty Shades of Grey has turned into a global phenomenon that has sought to further shatter humanity’s moral compass. This post really isn’t about Fifty Shades of Grey though. There’s enough articles you can read online right now written about how degrading and disgusting the movie and books are – this one being the best I’ve read. The books and the movie promote sexual abuse, a rape-mindset, and strips…