Minecraft is an open-world, sandbox video game developed almost ten years ago, in the middle of 2009. It remains one of the biggest video games in the world to this day, though its popularity reached its peak in roughly 2012, 2013, and 2014. It is playable on almost every device, and continues to get a […]

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It’s fair to state that friendships often comprise a good portion of the daily life of teens. We spend a lot of time with them in many different settings and places. Through that time they can frequently influence us either for the better or for the worse. It’s up to us to discern which friends […]

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Lessons from a Sheep Dog

Lessons from a Sheep Dog, by Philip Keller, has rapidly become one of my very favorite books. It is a smaller Christian Nonfiction book and was originally published in 1983. Info Lessons from a Sheep Dog is one of my favorite books for its profound truth in a simple story. In the beginning, the author […]

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April Showers…

It’s the end of March already, friends. How is this possible? Time is rather unfathomable. Anyhow, this is the first of a series of monthly “Cobbled Bridge” posts! No worries, I’ll explain. These will bridge the gap nicely between the present month and the month soon to come! In this case, it’s April that’s very […]

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What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “devotion”? For me, it’s dedicating a significant or at least consistent amount of my time to something. You might think of devotionals, journaling, or Bible times at breakfast with the family. Whatever it is, something comes to mind. This is the last […]

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Everything Counts

My parents give each of my siblings and me a new devotional every Christmas. It’s a tradition I love, and this is one of my favorites. Everything Counts by Steven L. Case was revised in 2015, an adaptation for teens of the widely known book, My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers. Providing 365 […]

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Loving Intolerance

Tolerance is a term frequently used in today’s culture. If one accepts another’s beliefs and choices that they wouldn’t necessarily choose for themselves, then they are considered tolerant, accepting, and loving. Society says that if you don’t accept one’s beliefs and opinions, then you must not be a very caring person. Tolerance is a massive […]

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The Avengers

The Avengers was released in the summer of 2012 and quickly became a widely popular movie all around the world. It was one of the biggest movie crossovers that the world had seen at that time, bringing major characters together from three different franchises into one epic movie. Intro When Loki comes to Earth to […]

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Let me know if you haven’t seen this stereotype in a movie or tv show before: there’s a teen in a family that’s consistently rebellious and disrespectful to his parents and other figures of authority in their life. The truth is, the stereotype is found almost everywhere. The world has an expectation that all teens […]

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A Self Critique

Hello! My name is… Well nevermind about that for now. All you really need to know for the moment is that I am an extraordinarily powerful entity. I hold sway over people from all over the world, from leading government officials to your neighbor three houses down. It’s possible that you have even met me […]

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