Are You Safe?

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I was watching the news today and to my horror I heard a story about a young girl who was brutally attacked and raped while walking home.  I feel like every time I turn on the news there’s another story about a woman being abused or raped.  It’s so sad that we can’t even walk around our own neighborhood anymore without constantly looking over our shoulder to make sure we’re safe.  I’ve been seriously considering taking some self defense classes to teach me some moves in case I ever need them. (God forbid I ever have to use them though.)  I don’t think we need to be paranoid about it, but we should definitely be smart and not put ourselves in vulnerable situations.  We need to know the right way to react in a scary situation like this and the wrong way so we don’t make critical mistakes.  

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More Than One Kind Of Beauty

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If you didn’t already know, which I’m hoping you do, there is more than one kind of beauty.  The trouble is that we tend to focus more on only one type and that’s the outside beauty.  It seems like, especially as girls, we’re always doing something to try and enhance our outer beauty.  Im not saying that it’s wrong to want to look good, but I am saying that it’s important to have a balance between the two.  The truth is that we all grow old and our bodies can become less attractive. The outer beauty will fade, and I have to admit it’s scary for anyone to think about.  Something that will never fade away is the beauty we have inside. What is inner beauty?  Well, inner beauty is having a character and personality of love, patience, kindness, and understanding.  Unlike beautifying our outside, to beautify our inside takes action and a heart willing to help others.  Of course, no one is perfect and I’m not saying we should stop buying makeup or pretty clothes. All I think we should do is not forget about the beauty that lasts and maybe once in a while take some time to work on it.

 woman in mirror

In The Blink Of An Eye

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In the blink of an eye

Brand new is now old

In the blink of an eye

Colors fade no longer bold

In the blink of and eye

Life passes so fast

In the blink of an eye

Your present now your past

In the blink of an eye

You’ll see my face

In the blink of an eye

Your covered by my grace

In the blink of an eye

Your broken heart made new

In the blink of an eye

My endless love and mercy for you 

Don’t Be A “Girl-zilla”

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Many of us young women out there want to meet our “prince charming” or “knight in shining armor”, and some of us may think we have already met him.  For those of you who think you’ve found the man of your dreams and you’ve been dating for a while you’re probably wondering when he’s gonna ask you the “big one”.  Yes that’s right, that wonderful moment when he gets on his knee and asks you to be his wife. Waiting for this moment can be extremely difficult and it’s not always easy to be patient.  I know this because I’m waiting; yes that’s right, I’m waiting.  For a while I was really nagging my boyfriend and making him feel bad about not giving me an engagement ring.   I was being a “girl-zilla” instead of a “bride-zilla.” (That show is so ridiculous that it’s funny).  Anyway, I’ve realized now that I’m glad he hasn’t asked me to marry him yet.  I only want him ask me if and when the time is right.  My boyfriend keeps telling me to wait on the Lord and trust in Him, and I know that is what I need to do.  In the meantime, I’m trying to focus on doing things that are productive, on accomplishing goals, and on all the blessings I already have.  It’s hard to be patient, but I’m sure the rewards for it are well worth the wait. 

Girl Waiting

Love Is In The Air

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It’s hard to believe, but Valentine’s Day is right around the corner!  I’m sure many of you have a special someone in your life whom you know is going to get you a Valentine’s gift.  Have you thought about what you want to get for your special someone?  What is it that would show your valentine just how much you care about them?  To help you out I decided to put a little list together that might give you some great ideas for your sweet heart.   

  1. Surprise him with romantic notes that eventually lead him to a special gift. (ex: new watch, homemade dinner, etc)
  2. Treat them to a day of pampering. (ex: relaxing massage at a spa)
  3. Go out to a candle light dinner.
  4. Create a hand-made card with a special note inside.
  5. Serenade him with a special love song or poem that you wrote for him. 

Wheres The Love???

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Do you ever have a day where you just feel horrible about yourself and are all depressed?   Well I do, and if you’re human or a woman then the answer is probably yes.  When you have days like this it can be pretty difficult to get past all those negative thoughts, but I’ve found there is something you can do to help.  The next time you’re feeling down try surrounding yourself with friends or family even if you really feel like being alone.  Surrounding yourself with others helps to take your mind off of negative thoughts and on to more positive things that can turn your day and mood around.Send in the clowns 

More Precious Than We Know

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Today I went out walking like I always do when all of a sudden I heard a loud crash.  I quickly turned around and to my horror saw a car in the middle of the street with a smashed head-light.  As I made my way over to see if anyone was hurt or if I could help I realized how unpredictable life can really be.  One minute you can be on top of the world, or feel like you are, then the next feel like you’re a failure or lower than low.  The truth is that we need to make the best of every moment in our lives.  The “ups and downs” we go through help mold and shape us into the person we’re meant to be. There have been many times where I can’t understand why certain things happen or don’t happen, and I’m sure the same goes for you.  What I do understand is how precious every day is that we have to live on this earth.Smiling Kids How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.George Washington Carver 

What’s On The Menu?

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I have heard so many different things when it comes to ideas about what’s best to eat for breakfast.  I’ve heard that it’s best to have eggs and toast with jam or whole grain oatmeal with raisins, but I still seem to be at odds when it comes to finding a variety of things I like.  What is your idea of the best breakfast?  What satisfies your hunger and give you the kick start you need in the morning?  If you have any good ideas or recipes I’d love to hear them.

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Healthy Food Is Too Expensive!!!!

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Is it just me, or are the prices of just about everything on a continuous rise?  Well, the truth is I know it’s not just me because I’m not the only one complaining about prices.  Everywhere I turn I hear someone talking about how they can’t believe they had to pay so much for this or that.  Lately I’ve noticed a significant rise in the prices of food at the grocery stores which does not sit well with me at all.  Being a woman, I usually like to eat somewhat healthy so I can keep my “girlish” figure in check (if you know what I mean).  If I ate Taco Bell or Burger King all the time I might save some money, but I’d also be extremely unhealthy and probably overweight.  Something needs to be done soon so that everyone can afford to eat healthy.   

Healthy Food

Real Chicken??? Or Clone Chicken??? Hmmmmm…….

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Right now there is a huge buzz going on about whether or not people would eat meat or drink milk from cloned animals. You know, I’m not exactly sure what all the pros and cons are when it comes to cloning animals, but what I do know is that I’m not for it.  Now wait a minute, before anyone goes crazy on me I’m not exactly sure if it’s really bad or not.  As for my own personal preference, I am definitely going to stick to REAL chickens and REAL cows.  So what about you?  Would you eat cloned animals?  What are your concerns, if any, about cloning?Cloning Cartoon 

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