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Running Challenges and New Starts

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  Dear Summer, Remember a couple Instagram posts ago that I said I wasn’t a runner… well here we are. With having more free time this year, I’ve decided to make a running challenge for myself. In this running challenge I have to at least run 1 mile a week and for every 5k I run in the process I have to give $3 to whatever charity I choose. For example, If I run 1 mile one week and the next week I run two miles then I would owe $3 that week. Why only $3? Well to be honest, I don’t really have a job and I’m trying to save for things in the future! I think I might raise my amount later in the process of the challenge, but for now I am staying at $3 ;). How long will I be doing this for? All of 2021, starting in the first week of January! We are called to give by God, and by giving we not only help others but we help ourselves by staying humble and seeing how we can help others first with ourselves second. Some organizations that I will be giving to are:  Forgotten Voices International C

What I Got My Family For Christmas

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  Dear Summer,  During this Christmas season, it is important to remember that Jesus is the reason for this holiday. We are celebrating Christmas because Christ came down to earth to save us all from our eternal punishment. Christmas reminds us of Good Friday, when Christ took on all of our sin in our place and died the worst death ever. Although that was not the end, He rose again in three days and is waiting for those who believe in Him in heaven. So first of all let me say a big “Happy Birthday!!!” to Jesus because he is the reason for the season! This year I decided I would set a budget for my gifts. I set a budget of $10 per gift for every person I was spending for, including my friends. To save up, I would put about $25 away per month starting in October. Some secret santas came up in late November and early December so I had to accommodate those and put a little extra towards those gifts since they were each $10. To prevent spending this gift money or accidentally getting it

Small Businesses and Christmas!

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  Dear Summer, Merry early Christmas! As we prepare to celebrate Jesus’s birthday we also have to prepare for gift giving too! This year I made it a point to support some of the local small businesses in the Cumberland County area and Harrisburg area. Here are some of my favorites that I will be buying gifts from this Christmas. Glitz Soap Co. Alabaster Soaps Hope’s Facial Moisturizer Paulus Mt Airy Orchards Paulus Farms Oak Grove The Cracked Pot (employs youth that are approaching or already aged out of foster care.) Capital Joe Pure Bean Coffee (10% of profit goes to Wildheart Ministries) Juice and Java The Pennsylvania Bakery Olive Oil Grille Restler's Bagels and Deli Talking Breads   Perspective Piece Kourtney Cannon Art (order on instagram or facebook @kourtneycannonart) Wild Darlings Handmade *Ministries to give to this season* Radiant Hope   Encountered Heart Ministries                                                                                  Wild Heart

Testimony 2: Hope

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Dear Summer,     Our next testimony is written by my former dance teacher, Hope Noble. Hope is an amazing momma and dance teacher! She also makes the best facial moisturizer, I absolutely love it and use it everyday! You can click here to buy it or sample it! Her testimony is so inspiring to see how God has used her life in the past and still is now. Like Ryan's testimony, she also addresses some deep topics that might be hard to hear, so please use your own judgement to decide whether or not to keep reading on. Here is Hope! THE BINGE  The release of this blog comes with great sensitivity to those who have also struggled with food; the very thing that is purposed to give nourishment to the vessels we live in. My first words are: you are not alone. I recognize that everyone has their own unique story when it comes to this subject matter & you are not lesser than or greater than depending on where you are on your journey. We are all {daily} ever-becoming and your story is your

Testimony 1: Ryan

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  Dear Summer,  Our first testimony is delivered by an awesome friend of mine, Ryan. Throughout his testimony, it is amazing to see how God has worked through his life and is still working. Ryan doesn’t sugar coat anything and tells it straight up. He will be addressing some deep topics, so if you are under 13 I would advise an adult or older sibling to listen/watch with you. So, without any further ado, take it away Ryan!

Drivers Tests and Updates

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  Dear Summer, Sorry I skipped last week! I didn't have enough time to write because I had to practice for my driver’s test and a lot of homework to do. The good news is that I passed my first driver’s test and it’s the start of a new week with new beginnings. School is a little crazy right now which is why I am starting a new series and new tab! This new tab is called testimonies, about the amazing people in our lives who have selflessly dedicated their lives to serving Christ. We’ve got some awesome people coming up, but since they all have jobs and school the new letters will come out as a surprise. So be on the lookout! I can't wait to hear their stories!  Love, aubs <3