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Posts by Natalie Liounis

Washed and Ready

Natalie Liounis

For the past year, I’ve been leading a small Bible study on the campus of the community college I work for. We have been meeting on Wednesdays at 11:30 am, and while I don’t always have even more than one student join me, the conversations are always fruitful. One Wednesday in December, the week before…

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Served with Love

Natalie Liounis

In my Psychology 101 class in college, I learned about diffusion of responsibility—a phenomenon in which people are less likely to take responsibility to do something when other people are around. For example, if I send an email out to my students and ask that one person respond to let me know the message successfully…

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Golden Calves

Natalie Liounis

During my undergrad, I became so obsessed with the idea of marrying my boyfriend (now husband) that one night, I found an image of a golden calf, put a text box with “MARRIAGE”  over top of it using Microsoft Word, and typed underneath the image, “THIS IS NOT YOUR IDOL.” I printed it out and…

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Enough

Natalie Liounis

One of the biggest adjustments I’ve had to make since moving to Maryland is coming to terms with the cost of living. Houses here (in the areas we’ve lived) cost anywhere from two to four times as much as houses in my hometown and Morgantown, both in West Virginia, which means it was never realistic…

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