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What will heaven be like? – The Good Place Spoiler Alert

I think that until we really realize what life is like without God, this almost literally Godforsaken earth we've advocated for since the beginning of time, it would be impossible for us to truly understand that an eternity of perfect communion with God and each other is the only antidote to this aching pain we have deep within us. Once we get to heaven and our sinful, selfish blinders are removed, I don't think we'd have eternity any other way.

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My Dream (Starring BTS, Will Smith, and the essence of James Corden)

Well guys, as you can imagine, this entrepreneur has been under a bit of stress lately. Launching 80 Days for Christian Charities (please guys, like and share!) trying to find the right assistant, and just living my life. So I did my worry therapy thing last night again, for the third time, and I’m really… Continue reading My Dream (Starring BTS, Will Smith, and the essence of James Corden)

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Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix

...if she had simply accepted what they told her, she would have never realized how wrong they were. Ella’s only true friends at the palace were a servant girl and the sick tutor’s son who replaced him. What’s more, Prince Charming wasn’t that charming after all—he had only wanted to marry her for her beauty! Now that Ella had found out what the Royals and palace life were really like, she knew she couldn’t go on the way she was.

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Keys to the Point of No Return

What kind of a future is pop culture entertainment and advertising media hacking out for us right now? Can there even be a future for a humanity that strives to be so shallow? (Sultana Usafali). The result of lies is more lies, and ultimately reality is the bowling ball that knocks deceptions over like pins. Those who were clinging to the pins and making them the center of their world go down too. Lies and liars are swept away. In my opinion, media effects on self-image today are the result of a long-tended, carefully perfected brainwashing ploy that in the end will doom the world.

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Hades by Alexandra Adornetto

Even though [Arakiel's] virtuous displays are few and far between, they occur enough to make Lucifer wonder whether his brother has gone soft. Lucifer only intended to start a war, not a silly romance between an angel and a demon. He orders Bethany to be burned at the stake in front of an audience of demons and lost souls, but not even hellfire can destroy the young angel.

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A Study in Grit

My dreams and Sonny’s dreams are a little unheard of and a little odd to the people around us, dreams you would have to experience to believe are worthwhile. Sometimes I don’t believe in myself and the benefits of my goal, and sometimes it is hard to see where I am going. Like the climber hugging the face of the rocky, deadly mountain, I am not in a position to see the top, my goal. I only have my imagination to feel the success, and to design my path to reach it. When things happen that I do not expect, the challenge of absorbing the problem and shaping my life around it stretches my imagination and the abilities of my mind. Whatever stands in our path helps to shape who we are and prepare us for whatever happens next.

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What Havoc We Wreak

An over-adherence and obsession with tradition will certainly stifle creativity and a sense of individuality. For those agreeing with Mr. Nolan, traditions are important to achieve orderly and stable foundations upon which success – and legacies – can be built. Traditions can effectively constrain the divergent wills of impressionable young minds.

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The Deadliest Thing About Cigarettes

Although it is illegal for youth and children to purchase cigarettes, the rules about whether or not they can use them are quite fuzzy. Even at my school, the principal’s only requirement is that students only smoke in designated areas. Everybody knows that kids are doing it and that it will have heavy impact on them in the future, yet what can someone do if they witness a youth smoking what they cannot legally obtain? If the items are contraband, what is being done to ensure that youth cannot use them?

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Youth: The Foundation for Success

It is important to use youth to make positive changes. I decided to spend my summer organizing Kids for Kids Day, which gave youth a fun volunteer opportunity while helping children’s organizations to provide valuable services. I took the initiative to bring into reality the design I developed, which changed over the summer as I… Continue reading Youth: The Foundation for Success