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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