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Vocation: To Fall in Love

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogs "We have to believe in God's love. Being a Christian is not the result of an ethical choice or a lofty idea, but the encounter with an event, a person, which gives life a new horizon and a decisive direction." - Pope Benedict XVITHE SEARCH FOR PURPOSE ...There's a lot of rhetoric going on about "discerning your ...

Relationships: An Investment You’ll Never Regret

Valentine's Day might seem like a cheap marketing trick designed to make singles feel worse about themselves (and maybe it is), but it also reminds us of something simple yet profound: that all relationships, romantic and non-romantic, are truly worth celebrating. We need people. This seems obvious, but 'independence' and 'individualism' are so prized these days ...

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5 Ways to Kiss Perfectionism Goodbye

I never took the possibility of being a perfectionist seriously, never really considered myself as one. But after putting a ridiculous amount of effort on school assignments last week that weren't even worth much to begin with -- especially at the expense of my own happiness, well-being and personal goals -- I realized that I ...

To Live for Something Greater

A few weeks ago I opened a book and was hit by this phrase: "You have been created to live for something greater than yourself, and it is only through the complete giving of yourself that you will find yourself." It stuck with me. I closed the book. Turned on the TV. The documentary on ...

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Disney’s "Frozen": Top 3 Lessons on TRUE LOVE

The Disney movie "Frozen" captured my heart for SO MANY reasons -- good music, cute story line, lovable characters -- but what I loved most were its LESSONS. Seriously. Good job, Disney. If you haven't watched it yet, WATCH IT. It's the kind of movie that speaks to every woman, regardless of our differences (at ...

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Some Battles Must Be Fought More Than Once

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogs Have you ever looked back at your life and realized that despite how much you'd grown, some things still needed repair? That although you'd changed over the years, there were still some things you never stopped struggling with, fears you'd never gotten over? Have you ever realized that problems you experienced ...

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When God Doesn’t Answer

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogsWe've always been taught to pray, to include God in everything--from the smallest decisions to the largest ones. We're told to cling to God when things don't make sense, to rely on Him for answers. But what do we when God remains SILENT?The Bible says: "Ask and it will be given ...

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Living in Abundance (Part 5): RELATIONSHIPS

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogsFirst of all, sorry for being SO LATE with writing a new blog post! I've been tied up with my own personal life, but HERE WE ARE FINALLY: the last week of this 5-part "Living in Abundance" series. As the title suggests, this post is about RELATIONSHIPS -- how the difference ...

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Living in Abundance (Part 4): LIFE DIRECTION

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogs This is probably drilled in your head by now since I've repeated it over the past few weeks, but here it goes again: The difference  between living in 'abundance' or 'lack' depends on perspective. The same thing applies to the direction of our lives. Why care? Because life never stops ...

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Living in Abundance (Part 3): ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogs "Joy comes to us in moments--ordinary moments. We risk missing out on joy when we get too busy chasing down the extraordinary." - Brene Brown  The fine line between what is "enough" and "not enough" depends solely on our willingness to practice GRATITUDE. Nothing else. Neither our circumstances, possessions, nor ...

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