Sharon Mindy

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September 2019

On the Lighter Side

A Guide to the Coffee Menu

Happy National Coffee Day (a day early, so you have time to prepare)! Some people find the array of options at the local coffee shop bewildering, so here’s my handy dandy guide to help you figure out what’s what. Cappuccino — Espresso with steamed milk and milk foam. Lovely with cinnamon or cocoa powder and sugar sprinkled on top. Beware of the molten hot espresso and steamed milk lurking under the warm foam; cappuccinos have burned many an unsuspecting tongue. Cold  ...

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Faith & Spirituality

Things People Say: Small Group Edition

1. “Let’s do life together!” “Do” life? What does that mean? Psst, I think “live” is the verb you’re looking for there. But we’ll forgive you this time. After all, do life may rank pretty high on the Christian-Cheesy Scale, but at least it doesn’t have the squicky sexual undertones of love on (as in, “God, would You just help us love on all these youth group kids tonight”). Doing life in the context of church small  ...

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On the Lighter Side

5 Reasons Why Your Age Doesn’t Matter

I’m celebrating a milestone birthday this year. I won’t tell you which one, but it rhymes with “nerdy”, if you’d like to take a guess. A friend of mine is also celebrating a milestone birthday around the same time I am. I won’t tell you what hers rhymes with. She’d kill me. She is convinced that this magic number means she is now “old”, a thought that puts her in an absolutely panicked state of mind. Whether her age makes her old or not  ...

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Lifestyle, On the Lighter Side

How Not to Be Weird

Sorry, I can’t actually give you a comprehensive guide on the subject. This is something each person has to figure out for themselves, through the exercise of poor judgment and the resultant embarrassing moment(s). I can, however, give you one guaranteed way not to be weird, from my own experience. If you ever hear the song “Seasons of Love” from Rent, and you think that “measure a year in cups of coffee” sounds like a great idea, well, it probably  ...

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