17 Signs You Are Actually Fat Amy From ‘Pitch Perfect’

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1. You definitely know how to make sure people remember you.

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2. Being blunt is one of your specialties.

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3. You know how to tear it up with your girls on the dance floor.

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4. You’re extremely innovative when it comes to working out.

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5. But you do have a very particular list of things you will not do when it comes to exercising.

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6. You’re honest with your friends when you need to be.

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7. Bragging is one of your specialities, even if the things you’re bragging about are oddly specific.

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8. You don’t have any problem letting someone know if they’ve said something that weirded you out.

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9. Being theatrical is one of your best qualities.

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10. You have the voice of an angel. And you know it.

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21 Quotes For When You Really, Really Need A Good Day

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“Dreams are lovely. But they are just dreams. Fleeting, ephemeral, pretty. But dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It’s hard work that makes things happen. It’s hard work that creates change.”

-Shonda Rhimes

“Today I tell you that whether you fear it or not, disappointment will come. The beauty is that through disappointment you can gain clarity, and with clarity comes conviction and true originality.”

-Conan O’Brien

“Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest thing we’ll ever do.”

-Brené Brown

“For the most part, ‘naturals’ are myths. People who are especially good at something may have some innate inclination, or some particular talent, but they have also spent about ten thousand hours practicing or doing that thing.”

-Meg Jay

“Build your dreams or someone else will hire you to build theirs.”

-Farrah Gray

“One thing we do know: Life will give you…

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3 Phrases Christians Should Quit Relying On

Originally posted on Jayson D. Bradley:

Sometime I cringe when I listen to Christians talk (myself included). Here are a couple phrases it wouldn’t hurt to hear less.

1. “God doesn’t give you more than you can handle.”

When someone’s going through a rough time, it’s a struggle to say the right thing. But it is always appropriate to say nothing. In fact, Scripture encourages people to “mourn with those who mourn.” (Romans 12:15) You cannot rub the salve of magic words on someone’s hurts to make their pain go away.

If you absolutely have to say something, make sure it isn’t philosophically empty, spiritual nonsense. Telling someone that “God never gives you more than you can handle” is wrong on many levels.

  • It’s not biblically accurate: You’re going to have a hard time finding this little gem in the Bible (or any similar sentiment for that matter). I am convinced that Scripture is  full of…

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I Feel Less Lonely When I’m Single

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I think the reason most people are in relationships is to not feel alone. You get to experience things with a partner and love each other and stuff. Plus sex.

At least, I think the reason I am somewhat willfully single is that I don’t want to feel alone–and I feel more alone in a relationship than I feel being single.

In one relationship I was at a bad place with my anxiety and I hadn’t figured out how to deal with it yet. I would tell him I was having anxiety and he would say “it’s okay, just relax.” That is not how anxiety works, you can’t turn off the faucet. But I sat next to him, internally miles away, trying to work out all the things I was anxious about. I couldn’t bring it up again because he’d dismissed it with an easy/impossible solution. I knew he had…

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Professional Christians (and Other Oxymorons)

Originally posted on The Number Kevin :

Last Sunday I attended my first church service in about six months. It’s been, altogether, a year or so since we stopped showing up regularly. Sometimes you build things up in your head. I guess, what I’m getting at is, the service wasn’t all that bad—a little boring, way too long, totally gloomy and forcefully emotionally draining, yes (as usual)—but not all that bad.

Good show boys… (golf clap)

We moved back to Coeur d’Alene for the month, so we visited our home church with Megan’s family. It was nice to see everyone and shake hands, catch up, you know. There were some big hugs given and that was nice. Those big, warm Sunday morning hugs—after leaving church—I think I missed those the most.

I still have issues with the service, of course. While it’s usually the music I have a rough time sitting through, I find myself…

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