Three Reasons You Should Celebrate Halloween

Halloween, the spooky holiday. Commonly understood as Christianity's most controversial holiday, Halloween is the subject of much talk during the month of October. Kids, excited for a new holiday, prepare their costumes weeks in advance. Moms buy literal pounds of candy, ready to give it out to any hungry trick-or-treater. Dads buy new garden hoses, …

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Pictures of Paradise

The hot sun beats down on withered, yellow grass. Cicadas scream their swear words to the sky. A dog barks somewhere nearby. The smell of smoke filters through the air, signaling that dinner is being cooked at the house. Warm air filters down from above, settling on your skin. This is Africa. As you've seen …

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The Benefits of Classical Literature in Modern Times

Across the United States, an epidemic is spreading. Widespread famine has occurred, leaving thousands empty and seeking answers. This famine is brought about by a lack of love for literature and reading, and it has affected nearly every single student in the United States of America. Libraries, once filled with throngs of adoring readers, now …

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October “What Kind of Pumpkin Are You” Tag

Thanks so much to Jesusluvsall for this nomination. He currently holds the record for giving me the newest nominations (come on, y'all. You need to give me some new ones), and so I got really excited when I saw this one. After all, Halloween is in the air and writing about pumpkins is tons of fun! …

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200 Followers Celebration

Yesterday, as I blogged about the African Misconceptions, Africa Boy hit 200 followers. In just under three months, we have gone from 100 to 200 followers! This is absolutely awesome! Now, we’re 20% of the way to our major goal of 1,000 followers. However, this milestone is more meaningful then one might think. For the …

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Five More Common Misconceptions About Africa

Last week, I wrote about the most common misconceptions of Africa, as commonly found in the United States. If you didn't read that post, be sure to do so, as it can be found here. In my quest to confront common misconceptions on Africa Boy, I have managed to think of even more true misconceptions …

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Parenting: Noble Cause or Terrible Curse?

With the abortion movement as large as it is, some may think this post to be unnecessary. After all, over 30 million abortions have been performed this year alone. Despite this mass murder of babies, hundreds of millions of babies are born each year, creating a large number of parents. As Christians, the response to …

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Uganda: Technologically Advancing, Spiritually Dying

Uganda is far more advanced then one might think. When many westerners envision Africa, they think of those Massai guys with spears in their hands, blankets on their shoulders, and dull looks on their faces. They picture a technologically dead country, useless to anyone except their own people. Guess what? They're wrong. Obviously, Uganda isn't …

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The Beginner’s Guide to WordPress SEO

Search Engine Optimization. The forbidden words. Many treat these words as frightening as if they are swear words or something similar. Thankfully, as long as you stay within the rules, SEO will make your blog stronger and increase your traffic. Sadly, if you are using the Free version of WordPress, there are only a few …

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Five Reasons You Shouldn’t Date Until You’re 19

In today's world, dating is treated as a recreational hobby. Many do it for fun or for sport, not really realizing the consequences early dating can bring. Many children begin dating as early as ten when their bodies begin to develop and crushes begin to hit them. While many feelings can be appropriate or even …

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The Future Goals Award

Another award, created by myself! Hopefully, you guys will enjoy it as it gives you the opportunity to share your blog's goals. Not only can you share a fun, lively goal, but you can also request others to do the same through tagging them! Alright, here are the rules (because everything fun has to have …

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The 7 Most Common Misconceptions About Africa

This is a massive issue. Once, in a small presentation at a school in Florida, I spoke about Uganda and my life therein. After finishing my small talk, I asked if there were any questions. Instantly, almost every hand rose. For the next half hour, I fielded questions from curious sixth graders, none of whom …

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Hints of Christianity in the MCU

Hints of Christianity are surprisingly common in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. One might think that the MCU would abolish any comparison to Christianity, being a totally pro-homosexual and pro-feminist company, but there are more valid comparisons then seen at first glance. Warning: minor spoilers ahead.