Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Markey Battle Sr. Lifestyle Contributor

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Markey is a senior at Liberty University where she is studying both English and theatre. Her passions include reading as much as she can, health and fitness, and cooking. She has an enormous love for writing and wants to continue to craft words for the rest of her life.

BEACH READS 2020

SUMMER READS FOR YOU This probably isn’t the first book post you’ve read. In fact, if you’re like me, you have a Pinterest board, a list on your Notes app, and an album on your photo app about books. And why shouldn’t you? Books give life, escape, and entertainment without...

SPIRITUAL REEVALUATING

BELIEVING AND GROWING WITHIN YOUR FAITH “Go back to the hour you first believed” My campus pastor’s words fell heavily as we sat in silence, a room full of 4,000 people digging through old memories of singing “Jesus Loves Me” in vacation Bible school and being told that God was “knocking...

WHY THE MAGIC OF SUMMER IS GONE?

WHY THE HECK DID I BUY A PLANNER FOR 2020? Only in summer does Monday feel like Friday and Friday feels like Wednesday and Wednesday seems to last for the entire month of May. This year, the summer haze seems to be even more jumbled thanks to quarantine and the...

PRODUCTIVITY AND BEAUTY

PRODUCTIVE BEAUTY Has anyone actually gotten dressed for these past few weeks? I mean really dressed, like act as though they went to work and did their hair, put on their makeup, and threw on a dress and some heels? Personally, my pajamas are now safe for work, school, and...

IS SPIRITUAL BYPASSING JUST EMOTIONAL BYPASSING?

USING RELIGION TO BYPASS ONE'S FEELINGS? “If God hasn’t fixed it, you don’t believe enough”  “You’re depressed because you’re a sinner”  “Just pray about it.” This is Jesus juking, otherwise known as “spiritual bypassing,” a response or knee-jerk reaction some Christians have to someone asking for help. It’s meant to be helpful but...

LUXE BEAUTY HOW TO: QUARANTINE SPA

A SPA DAY AT HOME Ever since I was a kid, I would kick my mom out of the downstairs and have what we referred to as a “Markey Me Night”. I would watch what I wanted to watch, eat what I wanted to eat, and when that was over,...

Weddings and How They Have Changed

The famous line from Fiddler on the Roof states it best, “without our traditions, our lives would be as shaky as a fiddler on the roof”.  Makes sense, right?  Traditions are the glue that binds together family, clans, nations, and people.  But when are traditions outdated? Is it okay to move them...

Tinder and Marriage

Boy meets girl. Boy dates girl. Boy and girl fall in love.  Boy marries girl.  Boy and girl pretend like they didn’t meet on Tinder. Is this the new classic love story of our day? Have the days of falling in love at the office or catching someone’s eye at the bar gone? Can...

SPRING CLEANING TIME

CLEAN OUT EVERYTHING!! I wrote this article before I was slammed into self isolation.  Suddenly, everything I have ever owned was in my house for the first time in 3 years.  I had the task of merging my dorm and my childhood bedroom into a welcoming and non-chaotic environment. Not to mention...

BEST HEALTH TIPS FOR WOMEN IN THEIR 20’S,30’S AND 40’S

Healthy At Any Age We can all agree that the word ‘self-care’ has been tossed around a few too many times in the past year. Phrases like, “self-care isn’t selfish” and, “self-care = face masks” line the cheesy picture frames in Marshall's or TJ Maxx. However, what is the difference...