Thursday, March 4, 2021

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.

GROWING UP CURVY

EMBRACING THE CURVY LIFESTYLE “You know you’re adopted, right?” Despite my squinty-eyed smile, hyena-like laugh, bird-adjacent family nose, and lack of any musical or rhythmic talent I share with my family, my sister made me believe this statement for a good portion of my childhood.  I can go through the features that...

ENNEAGRAMS: UNDERSTANDING YOUR PERSONALITY

WHAT'S YOUR NUMBER? This question has been asked for years now by a creepy guy at a bar, a cute girl in a coffee shop, or even that obnoxious coworker who won’t leave you alone. But the subject of this ubiquitous question has changed dramatically within the past few years. Now...

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...