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Why I’ve Decided Not to See Beauty and the Beast 2017 | Movie Review

Ever since Disney announced the live action movie of Beauty and the Beast was in the making, I’ve been greatly anticipating its release on March 17, 2017.

I’ve always cherished this fairy tale because Belle and the prince fall in love over time instead of in one night and Belle is an honorable role model that girls can look up to.  Beauty and the Beast is a wholesome story line and I’ve grown up loving the story.

In this way, it was hard for me to decide not to watch this new remake.  However there are three important reasons why I won’t be watching it.

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A Powerful Audio Revealing the Biggest War in History

“For every BB that strikes, it represents 10,000 lives lost…10,000 lives for every BB…This is the reality of what is occurring in your country.” – Peter Heck

I strongly urge you to spend a couple minutes listening to this representation of the silent war happening around the world today.  This portrayal by Peter Heck greatly impacted me and I hope it has an affect on you too.  Spread the word.  Pray.

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Is This Modest? The Dos and Don’ts of Modesty.

There are so many definitions for modesty around the world ranging from covering only bare minimums to leaving only the eyes showing. How are you supposed to know what is good enough?  What modesty guidelines should a Christian girl follow? Continue reading “Is This Modest? The Dos and Don’ts of Modesty.”

School Morning Playlist

School is here!!  For some of you it has already started and others, including myself, tomorrow morning is the first day!  I wish you all good luck and many prayers on this new school year!  Let’s all go into this year with good spirits and an energetic attitude.  It is time to take action and grow more in knowledge and as a person.  I know there will be some struggles to get up early after being used to summer sleep ins, but I have put together a playlist that I hope will get you pumped up in the morning and ready to take on the world with a determination and joy!  Hope you enjoy and have a great school year! 😀 Continue reading “School Morning Playlist”

Where I’ve Been: Pope Francis, 3,000,000 People, and Walking 75 Miles

I’m back!  Yes, I know I’ve disappeared for two weeks, but don’t worry I’m still alive. 😉  I am very happy to be back again and hopefully you are too!  These past two weeks have been crazy with a whirlwind of life changing moments.  I just attended World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland with three million youth from around the world!!  Continue reading “Where I’ve Been: Pope Francis, 3,000,000 People, and Walking 75 Miles”

102 Things to Do This Summer

Do you have big plans this summer?  Or are you still trying to figure out what you can do besides sit on the couch?  In “How to Make Summer Great” (check it out here) I listed that one of the ways is to set goals.  Set goals and try to meet them so that you force yourself to accomplish something you’ve always wanted to do. I’m sure you can agree that it feels good to have an accomplishment and be productive.  June has already come and gone and the summer is already 1/3 of the way over.  What!?  I know!!  But its not too late to start.  So I thought I’d help you out by giving you 102 ideas you can do this summer.  Some of them are useful, others will help you become a better person, and the rest are just for fun and memory building.  I’d love to hear in the comments below if you do any of them and how it went! Continue reading “102 Things to Do This Summer”

The Lie of Me Before You | Movie Review

Me Before You came out just this past weekend and it is getting lots of attention.  People are saying it’s the best romance movie of the summer and many teen girls I’m sure will fall in love with it.  But what is this romance movie really about?  Is it really worth watching? Continue reading “The Lie of Me Before You | Movie Review”

How to Make Summer Great

Summer is almost here!!  Leaves are turning green, days are getting warmer, and school is almost out!  I’m so excited for ice cream, cold drinks, beaches, bare feet, fresh flowers, warm sunlight, and No School!  There is so much to do in summer and it always flies by fast.  Continue reading “How to Make Summer Great”

Christmas Isn’t Over Yet Even Though It’s Dec. 29

Yup it’s still going.  December 26 isn’t the end of Christmas.  Those twelve days of Christmas actually start on Christmas day and end on Epiphany, the feast of the three wise men.  Christmas isn’t over yet even if it looks like it around town and in stores and no one is playing anymore Christmas music.  Continue reading “Christmas Isn’t Over Yet Even Though It’s Dec. 29”

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