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Reality – What It’s Really Like

Reality – What It’s Really Like

This post is part of a series titled, “A-B-Cs – What It’s Really Like”. Each week a new letter and its word will be revealed. Each word’s explanation will illustrate significant personal meaning, application and ultimately demonstrate, What It’s Really Like… Back in 1998 MTV debuted the reality TV s... Read More »

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Patrick Patterson: My Best Play

Patrick Patterson: My Best Play

Every athlete has that one defining moment in their career which changes their life. For Patrick Patterson, of the Toronto Raptors, that moment was against the Brooklyn Nets and a game winning shot. With the odds stacked against them and only 12.0 seconds left, Patterson made his best play ever. After intercepting a full court pass, he got the last second shot for the win. Patterson had this to sa... Read More »

He Is Good | WIRL Project

He Is Good

After the incredible response from our “Love, Loss and Forgiveness” WIRL yesterday, I thought it would be fitting to share the sermon given from Forest Hill Pastor, David Chadwick, on the day of the Eddings family tragedy. His words came straight from the heart and ring so true. When I attended the church service last Sunday, David reiterated many of the same powerful words and it was ... Read More »

Miss You | WIRL Project

I Miss You Today

I woke up with a frown on my face. Looked out the window, saw the rain, and questioned what reasoning I had to get out of bed. I sluggishly put on my t-shirt and faded blue jeans. Not caring about what I looked like, I paired my outfit with some broken sandals tied together by a thin black string. I wondered what might be so different about the day when so far, everything was as somber as usual on... Read More »

Please Help Me Not To Look Like An Umpa Lumpa!

Please Help Me Not To Look Like An Umpa Lumpa!

  Ok so you want a nice tan glow, but everyone is telling you to stay out of the sun.  “It will give you wrinkles! You will get skin cancer!”  Yes I agree with their advice!  But we can get that sun-kissed glow without the sun or tanning bed – please people – get out of the tanning beds!   All those self tanners 10 years ago gave the future of self tanners a bad rap.  ... Read More »

Sunscreen | WIRL Project

Do You Know What is in Your Sunscreen?

With the rates of melanoma (the deadliest form of skin cancer) continuing to surge across the United States, protecting yourself and your family from the dangerous effects of sun exposure has never been more important. A whopping 80 percent of the 1,700 sunscreen products that the Environmental Working Group reviewed this year contain harmful ingredients or offer inadequate protection against dang... Read More »

My First BlogU | WIRL Project

My First Blog University Experience

I had no idea what to expect and tried to hold no expectations lest they be the wrong sort. I wanted a pure, completely real experience. And there I was. BLOG U 2015 Land of the bloggers. The bigs, the littles, and all the in betweens. Honest to God I had no idea of what to expect. I just know I needed – no – WANTED to learn more. And how much there is to learn. “Oh. My. God. I’m so out of my leag... Read More »

When My Pastor Said “Follow Jesus”, Did He Mean on Social Media?

At church, my pastor, David Chadwick, was giving his awesome sermon and he was talking about “following Jesus”. Leave it to me, being so actively involved in the social media world, to think to myself, If Jesus were on social media or had a blog and he showed up in my newsfeed, what would that be like? I’m pretty sure this is not what David meant when he said “follow”... Read More »