Are You Thinking About What You're Thinking About?

”For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.” - Proverbs 23:7  What are you thinking? Maybe you’re thinking about that fight from last night and how it’s going to ruin your whole day…  No matter what you’re thinking, do you know you have the power to change and determine your thoughts?   In Proverbs 23:7, David tells us that we have the power to change our thoughts and ultimately our attitudes about ourselves, our lives, and our day....more
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A Lesson in Art -- and Racial Identity

I volunteer as an Art Docent at my kids' school, which means that once a month I go into the classroom to teach the kids about a famous artist and let them try their hand at the techniques that artist used. For my latest project, I taught Little Brother’s first grade class how to draw self-portraits. The lesson was supposed to be about proportions. Each child would get a large sheet of white paper, on which they would draw an oval and sketch in pencil lines which would help them place their eyes, nose and mouth. ...more
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When Love Harms

"The practice of love can be expressed in one sentence: ‘Do not harm others’." - H.H. the Dalai Lama, (tweeted August 22, 2011)Last month was a sad time at my alumni campus, the University of Idaho. Ernesto Bustamante - known as Professor B, or simply 'E', murdered a graduate student by the name of Katy Benoit with his .45 calibre handgun outside of her home, shooting her over a dozen times in the throat and chest before barricading himself in a local hotel room and killing himself....more
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What You Need to Know About Facebook Timeline (And Why I'm Excited)

The changes Facebook rolled out this past week have inspired love and hate reactions from bloggers. But that's just the beginning. At the Facebook's f8 developers conference on September 22, Mark Zuckerberg introduced even more products coming up, including one called Facebook Timeline. ...more
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Make Your Own Cleaning Supplies

Wouldn't it be nice if you could save money and know exactly what is in your cleaning products? Here are a few tips on how to create child-safe and pet-safe cleaning products and methods for your home. Image: Jessica Mullen via Flickr Clean your microwave:...more
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Update: Troy Davis Executed 4 Hours After Original Schedule

Editor's update: Amy Goodman at Democracy Now reports that Troy Davis was executed at 11:08PM Eastern Time, after the the U.S. Supreme Court refused to stay the execution for Troy Davis about a half an hour earlier. #RIPTroyDavis was the top trending topic on Twitter following the announcement that the stay had been denied....more
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Make Your Own Cleaning Supplies

Wouldn't it be nice if you could save money and know exactly what is in your cleaning products? Here are a few tips on how to create child-safe and pet-safe cleaning products and methods for your home. Image: Jessica Mullen via Flickr Clean your microwave:...more
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Make Your Own Cleaning Supplies

Wouldn't it be nice if you could save money and know exactly what is in your cleaning products? Here are a few tips on how to create child-safe and pet-safe cleaning products and methods for your home. Image: Jessica Mullen via Flickr Clean your microwave:...more
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Newbie saying hello ladies

Hi All,I'm new to BlogHer and this group. Just wanted to introduce myself. It's great to be here and meet you all.I'm an aspiring author of romance novels. I've recently been offered a contract by a publisher so hopefully soon, my first novel will be on the shelves. I love reading and travelling, though I don't get to do much of that at the moment.Originally from Nigeria, I now live in London, UK with my husband and 2 young children.I also have a blog featuring my latest stories about relationships and love. Pop over and say hello.

Coming Out...as a Christian

I am a Christian, a “born again” Christian. And although I do not have a “religion,” because I refuse to be labeled by one, I do follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, from my reading of the Holy Bible, and His words I have come to believe with all my heart. But I do not preach. I leave the ministering of His Word to the preachers, the evangelists, the pastors, those at the pulpit, educated in the Word. I will, however, share my convictions with anyone who asks and wants to know about my personal relationship with Jesus Christ....more
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