Mallory Slocum

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God As Our Guide

Do you ever have one of those days where you are wondering, what am I supposed to be doing with my life? I would be the first to admit that I have asked myself this ...
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Villains Can Become Heroes

One of my favorite television shows is Once Upon A Time. If you have not watched this series, this show brings our beloved fairy tale characters to reality as they...
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Finding Light in the Darkness

On Halloween, my professor and his wife (Chad and Jen) experienced something that most parents can’t even fathom. They lost their daughter, Evelyn. She passed away...
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The Importance of Positive Influences

I love history. It is one of my many interests. One of my favorite areas to study is the British monarchy, especially monarchs of the late 19th century. The reason why I...
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Choices and Consequences

King Edward VIII is one of the more notable monarchs of the 21st century. He had the shortest reign of any of the British monarchs since 1707 and he was the only one to abdicate in that timespan. His reign lasted less than...
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Overcoming Fear Can Lead to Greatness

King George VI is, in my own opinion, the most intriguing monarch of the 20th century. He was the second son of King George V. His first given name was Albert, after his paternal great-grandfather, as a tribute to him...
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God is the Greatest Teacher

Imagine you are back in school (if you're not currently in school) and you are taking a very important test. You have a grasp on the studied material yet you still...
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Love Is Strength

If you have read one of my earlier blog entries you will know that Once Upon a Time. Emma counters her claim with the most accurate response. She tells Cora that love...
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Everything Comes at a Price

Continuing with my Once Upon a Time quotes theme, here is another one that really strikes a chord and it is one of the most popular quotes...
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Patience Truly is a Virtue

Over the past few months I have been diligently working on my master's thesis. Every spare moment that I had was designated to this very long paper. If I was not...
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Achieving the Good Life

Lately, I have been thinking about morality and the influence it has on human behavior. I remember studying Plato's allegory of the cave as an undergraduate. This allegory makes reference...
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The Fruitfulness of the Spirit

I feel it is necessary to continue the discussion on achieving good works. It is necessary to discuss what will help those works to become more fruitful. Imagine you have
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Civic Duty ≠ Inconvenience

Recently, I had another experience with jury duty (I will save my first experience for another blog). It is that civic duty that all of us may or may not have experience...
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Owning Up to Our Mistakes

Unlike my first experience with jury duty, I felt less irritation towards my second one for two reasons. First, it was for the Ashland Municipal Court so my drive time...
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Ending One Chapter Leads to Beginning Another

May 1st will be an important day for me (although by the time you read this it will be long past it) because it is my graduation day. On the first of May, I will...
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Knowing Where You Belong

The last month has brought some life changing events to my life. I have completed and received my master’s degree and that is a big deal. Then, a few weeks after graduation, I was offered a teaching position at Walsh University....
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The Young Jesus: No Ordinary Child

As I am preparing my lessons for my class this fall, I have been reading through the assigned texts for the course I will be teaching. As an adjunct professor for this introductory class I am required to teach certain areas of interest that have ...
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Casting Judgement on Someone Else

I have previously written several blogs about jury duty. However, this one will be different because I, once again, was called for jury duty. This time, I actually sat on the jury and I was elected the foreman (or forewoman to be...
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