Allegiant Airlines Personal Item – Tucano Tugo Backpack

Allegiant Airlines Personal Item – Tucano Tugo Backpack

Unless you come across a deal (which I never seem to), Bismarck, ND is very expensive to fly in and out of on larger airlines. Luckily, most of the trips I usually want to take are to Florida, which Allegiant Air caters to. Flying budget airlines such as Allegiant and Frontier (also offered out of Bismarck) can get quite expensive if you decide to pay for certain seats or if you want to bring a carry-on or checked bag. A…

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Lost During Lent This Year

Lost During Lent This Year

The 40 day Lenten season started last Wednesday, March 5 and I’ve wanted to write a post since then, but didn’t know what it should contain. For 40 days my focus is supposed to be on praying, fasting, and almsgiving, but I didn’t have a goal in mind. The lack of a goal wasn’t due to lack of thought. Since the beginning of the year I have been trying to figure out how I should grow in faith during this…

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Simplifying – Tossing the Marketing Box

Simplifying – Tossing the Marketing Box

When I first started college in 2003, I collected samples of brochures, magazine ads, and other PR and marketing materials to use as inspiration when I started my career. I filed all of the pieces into a box and then proceeded to lug this heavy tote with me through 4 career moves and 5 apartment/house moves. I don’t remember adding new pieces to it or opening it for inspiration these past 10 years. It has been sitting in our spare…

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Just Love Everyone

Just Love Everyone

In the past few weeks I’ve had two reminders that I shouldn’t be picking and choosing who I love. Since working on emotional intelligence with my co-workers last year I have been seeking the “secret” to understanding and working with people better. I read books, did internet research, and tried different techniques, but nothing seemed to resonate with me. About a week ago I finished the book, “Everybody, Always: Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People”…

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Confidence

Confidence

If you had to choose one word to guide your year, what would it be? If you instantly came up with one, I am currently giving you an applause. For me, it has taken months of contemplation, but I finally have my “Word of the Year.” Toward the end of the Powersheets prep work there is a page where you jot down possible ideas for a word and then choose one. While filling out my prep work last fall, I…

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Anointing of the Sick

Anointing of the Sick

During our 8:30 a.m. mass yesterday, the anointing of the sick was offered. In my faith formation classes growing up, I always thought this sacrament was reserved for those that are near death, but once a year, our church offers the sacrament during mass and today happened to be the day. As I mentioned before, I thought this blessing was administered as part of last rites, so it’s confused me a little that it is offered to those that are…

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Making Rosaries

Making Rosaries

Last night I had the opportunity to learn something I wanted to know for quite some time – how to make a rosary. As I would look at the beads of my own rosary as I prayed, I would think to myself, “This seems so simple to make, yet I don’t know how to go about doing it.” My biggest question was where to get the supplies from. This is where the St. Anne’s Rosary Makers group in Bismarck comes…

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The Great Adventure Catholic Bible Study

The Great Adventure Catholic Bible Study

One of my goal areas I am working on this year is to become a more faithful Catholic. I am 33 and have never read through the bible. I’ve started, but never completed the task. The first time I tried, I realized that reading the bible isn’t just like reading any other book. The stories are from thousands of years ago when words, phrases, and culture were very different from present time. I was reading it literally and it just…

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Cultivating What Matters 2019

Cultivating What Matters 2019

Yay! It’s the start of a new year. Time to set goals and try new things. Traditionally, I am not good with setting and following through on goals that provide long-term growth, but in 2019 I decided on some goal areas to work on. In fall of 2018, I came across a website, Cultivate What Matters. It was founded by Lara Casey after she realized she needed to purposefully work on and work toward the things that truly mattered to…

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