Category Archives: American Culture

Common Attitudes

The outcome of the election shows how people are not as accepting as I hoped. It is a common attitude to get people to conform our else be excluded. Sadly, too many American Christians are acting just like the world … Continue reading

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Striving to be enough?

Often times I struggle to be fit enough for some things. I often feel degraded then rejected and excluded from what is important to me for messing up even with those things I am passionate about. I have been dealing with a … Continue reading

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You should give your passion a higher priority than your budget

You only live once. According to Hebrews 9:27, we are appointed for a time to live and then to face judgment. God puts dreams on people’s heart and people need to be true to themselves and pursue what’s on their … Continue reading

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Why can’t all Christians be on the same page?

As a peacemaker, this confuses me as much as it disturbs me. The bible is proof that all of the members of the body of Christ are to be in unity. Here are some verses that support Christians being united … Continue reading

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Autism Awareness, one of God’s Purposes

In case I didn’t tell you already, I am actually on the autism spectrum. This is why I have had the unique struggles and experiences that I shared in this blog. This is Autism Awareness month. One of God’s great … Continue reading

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More grace for the less experienced please

I so love Golden Retrievers in case it was not obviously already. Even though I don’t show my dog, it is interesting to watch other Goldens in the ring. I subscribe to Golden Retriever News and I love the ads in … Continue reading

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What does Valor (Heroism) mean to you?

Last May, my husband and I sailed on the Carnival Valor for our 7th wedding anniversary. We even participsated in the Behind the Fun tour where we got to visit the engine control room and the bridge as well. During … Continue reading

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