The Real Value of Roses

Birthday Roses

Prior to dating Jonathan, I was on the fence about whether flowers (especially roses) were worth the expense. The gesture is nice, I thought, but I wouldn’t want my boyfriend to spend that kind of money on something that will just die. I thought I would rather create experiences together or buy something that would serve […]

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Soaking in God’s Word

Soak in God's word

I have a habit that drives my sister Maggie completely bonkers. She gets agitated with me, making this habit a source of material for her complaining. When I do dishes, I like to let them soak. I’d say my method of washing dishes is ideal. You set them in the sink and run water over them while […]

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The Gift of Time Spent in China

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It’s hard to have lived a life no one else understands. Even if it was only a piece of a life, it still matters. It has molded me and shaped me, creating the person I am today. My experience living in China mattered. While I did not grow up there or spend a decade living there […]

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Feelin’ Alive!

Emily Lofgren

What makes you feel most alive?  Is it doing meaningful work? Traveling across the world? Trying new foods? Having deep conversations over coffee? Spending time in prayer? Meeting someone who “gets” you? Performing well on a deadline? Playing your favorite sport? Each person is equipped with different skill sets and desires. We each have things […]

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The Myth of Multi-Tasking

The Myth of Multi-Tasking

I have a weakness. Okay, okay. All right. I have more than one weakness. But, the one I deal with quite regularly is my lack of multi-tasking ability. It’s not that I don’t try to juggle many tasks at once. It’s just that I am not all that effective when I try to perform multiple tasks […]

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