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Recently I've been looking for some fun, playful journal prompts to try. I like the idea of something to use to unwind at night that doesn't require enormous amounts of thought. I was having trouble finding anything that matched what I was looking for, though; everything was either too childish or too serious. But then … Continue reading
I have had an awful week. My son is teething and we both have a stomach virus; I found an ant colony under my fridge; it's finals week in school; and my husband dropped his cell phone in paint (again!). I feel like everything has chosen this week to pile up on me. But you … Continue reading When You Feel Like Everything is Going Wrong
So you've decided to try out Amazon Mechanical Turk (if you haven't yet, go find out why it's great!) and you're interested in the awesome script I mentioned. These little programs will help increase your earnings. Before I started using scripts, I was making about $10 in 8 hours--crazy, right? But I needed the money, … Continue reading Getting Started with Using Scripts on AMT
What is AMT? Amazon Mechanical Turk (also called AMT or MTurk) is a crowdsourcing site and is a great way to earn money online. You can do it from anywhere, at any time. There is no application or interview--it's freelance work, and anyone with a social security number can do it. On AMT, there is all … Continue reading What is Amazon Mechanical Turk and Why Should I Care?
Matthew 4:1-4 After Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist, the Holy Spirit led him into the wilderness for 40 days and 40 nights. He didn’t eat for that entire time, so needless to say he was pretty hungry at this point. Suddenly, the Devil shows up and challenges him: “If you are the Son … Continue reading Bible Study: Matthew 4
Matthew 2:1-2 Matthew 2 begins with the Wise Men seeing a special star and knowing it meant the King of the Jews had been born. I had never thought of it before now, but I think it's interesting that the signal to the Wise Men of Jesus' birth was a star. To my mind, Jesus … Continue reading Bible Study: Matthew 2-3
If you're anything like me, you've read through parts of the Bible but didn't really absorb any of it. I've read the Book of Matthew, but I honestly couldn't tell you what happens in it, aside from the fact that it's one of four Gospels that tell the live of Jesus Christ from different perspectives. … Continue reading Bible Study: Matthew 1
Lately, my life has been so disorganized: post-it notes on every flat surface, scribbles all over my calendar, late homework and missed appointments. I've been brainstorming how to get more organized and how to keep all of my reminders, notes, appointments, and due dates in one place. It suddenly hit me last week: A … Continue reading Setting Up A New Bullet Journal
I wasn't raised in a religious household. My parents would mention that we were Christians every now and then, but we never went to church or prayed. I didn't know the story of Jesus until I was about ten years old, and that was the extent of my religious knowledge until I was about sixteen. … Continue reading The New Christian’s Guide to Getting Closer to God