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FAMILY FRIDAY: 4 Ways To Sacrifice OR Save Our Kids

Hello, Hipsters and Happy Friday to you all! Usually, I have elements of fun with the family in these posts, however, I feel an overwhelming compulsion to take us down a serious path today. There will be plenty here regarding the family, but this post will be more funereal than fun. Preface: My children are addicted to screens.  Any parents …

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THANKFUL THURSDAY: 4 Ways To Enjoy Your Life

Hello, Hipsters and welcome to Thankful Thursday! Preface: This week, a family in my church held a memorial for a loved one who passed way before her time. We hear of these stories all the time and the steady sadness wrings us dry, making us brittle and cracked. Been there?  Are you there?  How has life been treating you lately?  …

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TRANSFORMATION TUESDAY: 5 WAYS TO MAKE MARRIAGES WORK

Hello, Hipsters and welcome to Transformation Tuesday! Today, we continue sifting through sex columnist Anthony D’Ambrosio’s “5 Reason Why Marriages Don’t Work” from USA TODAY. Photo courtesy of USA Today. If you haven’t heard the interview, click here.  Here’s the summary: Preface: 1) Physical intimacy is crucial to the vitality of a relationship, but sex is becoming nearly non-existent in …

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Motivational Monday: 4 Ways Jesus Supports Women

The past couple of weeks we have discussed Wonder Woman, one of this year’s top grossing movies.  That discussion so far has taken us to some interesting topics: polyamory, sexual identity, and polity to name a few.  See “There’s More to Wonder” Part 1 and Part 2. Preface:  The release of WW is very timely — it’s hitting a very raw nerve.  I …

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FAMILY FRIDAY: FUN IN PAYSON

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” ~ Anita Desai Hello, Hipsters and Happy Friday!  Let’s connect with family and have some fun. As I shared last time, our family loves to travel.  During summers in Phoenix, we especially enjoy getting out of the horrid heat to rediscover the beauty of God’s earth. And although we often lose our …

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TRANSFORMATION TUESDAY: 5 Reasons Why Marriages Don’t Work

Hello, Hipsters and welcome to Transformation Tuesday! Today, I wanted to share something that caught my attention a while back. Sex columnist, Anthony D’Ambrosio, shares with us through USA TODAY 5 Reasons Why Marriages Don’t Work. Take a listen. This is what Anthony had to say: 1) Sex becomes nearly non-existent. Physical intimacy is crucial to the vitality of a …

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MONDAY MOTIVATION: THERE’S MORE TO WONDER (pt 2)

Hello, Hipsters, and happy Monday!  Let’s get motivated as we look for more meaning in the media. Last week we discussed polyamory and its necessary ingredient for creating Wonder Woman, one of 2017’s top grossing movies!  See “There’s More to Wonder.” Wow, I never knew the breadth of topics HOPE4Hipsters would reach. But given the success, politicization, and backstory of …

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FAMILY FRIDAY: FUN AT The Grand Canyon

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” ~ Augustine Hello, Hipsters, and happy Friday!  Let’s have some fun. We love to travel. During summers in Phoenix, my family and I especially enjoy getting out of the heat and rediscovering the beauty of this earth. Although it can be difficult with three young …

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THANKFUL THURSDAY: My Daughter Elianna

Hello, Hipsters! It’s “Thankful Thursday!” “At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like …