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Month: March 2016 (page 2 of 3)

Write More, Write Better

Fact: The more you write, the better you become.

It doesn’t matter what kind of writing you do.

The more time you spend stringing words together, you’ll start noticing things you never noticed before.

Every time I put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard), I’m gaining experience that’s shaping me into the writer I’m becoming.

Maybe I’m learning consistency or disciple. Maybe I’m learning how to be concise.

Either way, the more time I spend on it, the more I improve.

That is the heart of “Write More, Write Better”. It’s being consistent, showing up, and giving your writing a chance to flourish.

You may not be the greatest writer in the world, but the more you write, the better writer you’ll become.

Toy Story 3 and Identity

toy-story-01I first saw Toy Story 3 when it came out in 2010. It was kinda emotional because I had grown up with the series, but it was also very entertaining on its own. I practically had to will myself not to cry as Andy played with the toys one last time…

Upon revisiting the Toy Story series a few weeks ago, I was able to look past the shiny graphics and noticed something deeper:

The main characters are all dealing with issues of identity and inherent value.

Toys having identity crises? Here are a few examples:

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Review: “Life Screams” – Lacey Sturm

[fusion_text]lacey-1Life Screams has been anticipated since the moment Lacey left Flyleaf.

At the time of the announcement, we still had New Horizons which was infused with Lacey’s heart and emotion. But in the years since, there hasn’t really been too much from the Flyleaf camp.

So what about Life Screams? Is it everything I thought it would be?

Here’s a song by song breakdown of the entire album, which I wrote while listening to each individual song.

Shall we get started?

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Udemy Review: Learn Bootstrap By Building 10 Projects

[fusion_text]udemy-logo“Learn Bootstrap By Building 10 Projects” is a course by Eduonix Learning Solutions, The Knowledge Edge.

Of all the courses I’ve taken on Udemy, this course by Eduonix has been my favorite.

Here’s why.

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Church Skits: Analyzed

[fusion_text]If you’ve been around church long enough, you’ve seen (and possibly been part of) a church skit.

You know the kind. The group gets a verse or topic, and they make a skit about it.

And if that group is comprised of teenagers, it’s almost guaranteed that they’ll get very cliche with the characters’ struggles (aka: drinking, cutting, or getting pregnant – all real struggles, all used in nearly every church skit you see about people backsliding).

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