Cara Pearson: Keep Summer Going with Lemon Essential Oils

SuperGirl is at it again! This month, she shares the beauty and benefits of that timeless classic, lemon. If you get a chance, follow her on Twitter for more tips on how EOs are da best.

by Cara Pearson @ThatBedfordGal

Summer is almost gone. If you find yourself sighing for lazy summer days, why not keep the memory alive with a little lemon in your life?

I’ve always loved the tangy-sweet taste of lemon. I can’t tell you a favorite use for it—there’s just too many. Lemonade. A perfectly seasoned salmon steak with lemon and rosemary. Lemon Meringue Pie. It … read the rest. . .

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CONDEMNATION VS. CONVICTION: How to Tell the Difference

By Beckie Lindsey @BeckieLindsey_

It amazes me how I can go from praising the Lord while singing along with Christian music in my car, to yelling at the person who cut me off—almost simultaneously. But sometimes I react and then regret.

The second half of the scenario plays out like this: The driver who angered me speeds by, oblivious to my plight. The music begins to fade into the background and finally disappear. Now I’m left with an onslaught of negative, harassing thoughts like, What kind of Christian are you? You’re such a phony!  A loser. “Real” Christians don’t have read the rest. . .

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Mary Denman: Have a Clear Subject or Point to Your Photos

by Mary Denman
Twitter: @MaryDenman

Frankly, My Dear . . . : Mary Denman photo tip

Frankly, My Dear . . . : Mary Denman photo tip

Have you ever taken a photo, expecting it to be a great shot, but when you see it later, you realize that it just didn’t have the effect you wanted?

Don’t worry, it happens to all of us!

Sometimes, this is the result of taking a picture that doesn’t have a clear subject or point to it. I know. I’ve been there.

So today, let’s see how to learn from our mistakes and take cleaner shots that are more powerful!

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Edie Melson: Top 10 Ways to Make Yourself Miserable with Social Media

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson

(Originally published on The Write Conversation. Reprinted/updated here with permission.)

Everywhere we turn we’re hit with the message of how great social media is. Don’t get me wrong, I love social media. But I didn’t start out loving it. I began my relationship with this new paradigm by hating it.

I don’t have a background in computers or marketing or anything that might make social media look interesting. Add to that fact that I’m a natural introvert, and you have a recipe for a disaster. Truthfully, that was how my relationship with social media began—as … read the rest. . .

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Frankly, On Faith: We Can Do All Things

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

Frankly, On Faith.

Frankly, On Faith.

So often the world says we can’t do this or we shouldn’t do that, and if we try, it has to be a blood bath competition.

The Bible says, softly, we can do all things. But we do these things through Christ, who will give us strength.

When we focus on the Father-Son-Spirit Trinity, our souls learn to recognize that while we can do all things, it’s not always advisable. With true faith the size of a mustard seed, we can move mountains. We can do what we once thought impossible.… read the rest. . .

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