Author: Alicia Hayes

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Alicia Hayes

Ending Summer

Can you believe summer is nearly over? It feels like the beach opened yesterday. You may be thinking about all the last-minute summer activities you can cram into your life before school starts. Don’t stress yourself out; here are some tips for happily ending the summer:

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Patriotism

This was the first time I realized that the way Americans express their love of country is very different from other areas of the world. We take patriotism for granted and often don’t think of how to best express it critically. We should be proud of our country and here are three ways to express honor well:

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Alicia Hayes

Planning

The possibilities for the summer seem endless. To help you with your planning, we created a list of essential things for you to contemplate while you prepare for the new season.

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Alicia Hayes

Fruit is Beauty

The Fruit of the Spirit is one way that reflects the inner beauty God gave you. Proverbs 31 provides an example of an amazing woman who displays the Fruit of the Spirit in her daily life.

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Alicia Hayes

Guy Talk

Boyfriends are a fun and exciting part of your teenage years. With new technology and apps constantly appearing, communicating with your boyfriend has become easier and trickier at the same time. Even with new technology, here are some timeless healthy communication lessons:

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Alicia Hayes

Healing Spring

Spring has arrived! Your winter jacket hasn’t been picked up as often. Scarves are fashion accessories, not necessities. Floral prints are emerging in stores. Iced coffee and Frappacinos are being ordered again. You have to wear sunglasses while driving your car. Snow is melting – leaving puddles everywhere. Spring is finally, finally here!

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Alicia Hayes

All The World’s a Stage

We’re all living out a story. One way that people have told stories and worked through their own stories is through theater. If you’re looking for a way to express yourself or to add a

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Alicia Hayes

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Breaking up is difficult. You’re constantly reminded of your relationship and uncertain of how to make it through. Here’s advice on surviving a break-up.

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Alicia Hayes

BeLoved

You are a beloved daughter of God. He loves you entirely – even when you struggle to love yourself. He created you as a beautiful young woman, His daughter, His bride. Don’t hide or change who you are to find love.

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Alicia Hayes

Let Someone Else Carry You

Our culture values independence and doing things our own way. But, we need relationships in our lives to carry us through the ups and downs.

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Alicia Hayes

Love Changes

Most Americans know the story of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. In this story, Ebenezer Scrooge encounters three ghosts that make him realize that he was living a life teeming with hatred, resentment and bitterness and he needed to change his lifestyle and his heart. Some people criticize the story, saying that no one can change their heart overnight. While people do not change overnight, love still changes people nonetheless.

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