Finding fulfillment and embracing community by Jasmine Tate

“Brave” is a word I hear often when most people learn that I moved from Louisiana to California as a 24 year-old fresh out of grad school. Although I accept the compliment, when I made the transition I didn’t feel brave at all. I felt excited and relieved to finally be starting my career. As time passed I began to realize some of the toughest challenges of “adulting” and life in California, away from my family, friends and familiarity.

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Praise Playlist Update: Top 10 songs on repeat by Jasmine Tate

The bible tells us in  Romans 10: 9-10 “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.”

Although salvation is simple and easy, situations in life are sometimes not. There are many weapons at our disposal including the bible, prayer, fasting and one of my favorites, praise. Growing up in a religious family there are countless songs of praise and worship that have helped me push through tough times and shout through the good ones. The list below are some of the latest additions of my Praise Playlist that have been on repeat. If you have Amazon Music, you can also listen there.

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Credit 101: 10 Ways to build and maintain good credit by Jasmine Tate

Financial responsibility is an important part of adulting that is complex and often scary for many millennials. With a lack of education around financial literacy, it’s easy to begin practicing bad habits. My sister and I recently took an online course on building and maintaining healthy credit that reinforced lessons we heard our dad share on repeat over the years and added some knowledge and tricks that were unknown.

According to Tiffany Aliche, also known as the budgetnista, “bad credit makes for an expensive life and although you can’t build your credit overnight the fastest way to success is action.” Before starting to build credit or continuing down the wrong road the information and best practices shared here will give you an introduction to credit and help lead you down the path toward a healthy financial future.

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