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20 Things I, A Newly Minted 20-Year-Old Girl, Somehow Still Has No Clue About

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20 Things I, A Newly Minted 20-Year-Old Girl, Somehow Still Has No Clue About

I've seen a lot of birthday posting where they list things that they have learned or things that they still want to do.

I just turned 20 and there are so many things that I don't understand or I don't know how to do, so I decided I'm going to focus on those instead.

1. Taxes

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Fortunately for me, a close family friend is an accountant. He has kindly done all my taxes for me, so I seriously have no clue how taxes work, let alone how to file them. Do you file them?

2. Ms. vs Mrs. vs Miss

I know the meaning and difference between all of them, but no matter how many times times people try to show me I don’t hear the difference (epecially Ms. and Mrs.).

3. How to study

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No matter how hard I try, I always end up having to cram for any test or exam.

4. Monograms

I don't get why somebody was like, "hey you know initials? We should switch their order and put them on everything in barely legible cursive."

5. Stairs

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I somehow still don't know how to use stairs without falling.

6. Obsession with bacon

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It's good, but I don't think there needs to be things like bacon flavored soda, tooth paste, gum, and candy canes. It doesn't need to be on every t-shirt, socks and phone case.

7. Cooking/Grocery Shopping

I just finished my second year at college. I was on a meal plan when I was a freshman, so last year was my first year having to buy my own grocery's and cook meals for myself. I don't understand how you are supposed to buy and cook meals for one person.

8. Lightbulbs

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Why is the go to insult to any group of people that they can't change a lightbulb? I understand that it is really easy to change a lightbulb, but the joke is overdone. Let's go back to the insults that people used before there were lightbulbs.

9. Washing my face

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Whenever I wash my face in the sink the water gets everywhere. It's so annoying to the point where I sometimes don't wash my face because of it. I genuinely don't understand how there are some people that can wash there face without making a mess.

10. Pronunciation of Kansas and Arkansas

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The ending of Arkansas IS Kansas, so why aren’t they pronounced the same?

11. Orange rhyming with door hinge

It doesn't rhyme. I don't get how people think it does, and to make it sound similar you have to alter how you regularly say orange.

Also, why does every movie or tv show that features a somebody struggling to write a song have them trying to rhyme something with orange?

12. Laundry

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It doesn't make sense to me how I'm expected to separate my laundry when it's only clothes from one person.

13. okay and ok are both OK

If we can use three different iterations of the word okay, why can't we spell a lot without a space.

14. Confrontation

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I don't know what it is about confrontation, but I can't do it. Especially when I need to confront an authority figure. I turn into a bucket of tears, and don't even end up saying what I meant to say.

15. Serial Daters

I can't even find one person to date. I can't comprehend how somebody can leave a relationship and automatically have somebody else.

16. Keeping a shirt white

No matter how hard I try my white shirts will never stay white.

17. Birds and the bees

Why do people use birds and bees as a metaphor to explain sex to kids? Just think about it.

18. Hamburgers aren't ham

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Hamburgers aren't made of ham, but turkey burgers are made of turkey.

19. Misspelling my name

About twice a month I misspell my name on assignments.

20. Whats going on

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I don’t consider myself an airhead, but sometimes I just have no clue what is going on around me.

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Is God Reckless?


First things first I do not agree with people getting so caught up in the specific theology of a song that they forget who they are singing the song to. I normally don't pay attention to negative things that people say about worship music, but the things that people were saying caught my attention. For example, that the song was not biblical and should not be sung in churches. Worship was created to glorify God, and not to argue over what kind of theology the artist used to write the song. I was not made aware of the controversy surrounding the popular song "Reckless Love" by Cory Asbury until about a week ago, but now that I am aware this is what I have concluded.The controversy surrounding the song is how the term reckless is used to describe God's love. This is the statement that Cory Asbury released after many people questioned his theology regarding his lyrics. I think that by trying to clarify what the song was saying he added to the confusion behind the controversy.This is what he had to say,
"Many have asked me for clarity on the phrase, "reckless love". Many have wondered why I'd use a "negative" word to describe God. I've taken some time to write out my thoughts here. I hope it brings answers to your questions. But more than that, I hope it brings you into an encounter with the wildness of His love.When I use the phrase, "the reckless love of God", I'm not saying that God Himself is reckless. I am, however, saying that the way He loves, is in many regards, quite so. What I mean is this: He is utterly unconcerned with the consequences of His actions with regards to His own safety, comfort, and well-being. His love isn't crafty or slick. It's not cunning or shrewd. In fact, all things considered, it's quite childlike, and might I even suggest, sometimes downright ridiculous. His love bankrupted heaven for you. His love doesn't consider Himself first. His love isn't selfish or self-serving. He doesn't wonder what He'll gain or lose by putting Himself out there. He simply gives Himself away on the off-chance that one of us might look back at Him and offer ourselves in return.His love leaves the ninety-nine to find the one every time."
Some people are arguing that song is biblical because it makes reference to the scripture from Matthew 28:12-14 and Luke 15. Both of these scriptures talk about the parable of the lost sheep and the shepherd. The shepherd symbolizes God and the lost sheep are people that do not have a relationship with God. On the other hand some people are arguing that using the term reckless, referring to God's character is heretical and not biblical. I found two articles that discuss the controversy about the song.The first article is called, "Reckless Love" By Cory Asbury - "Song Meaning, Review, and Worship Leading Tips." The writer of the article, Jake Gosselin argues that people are "Making a mountain out of a molehill" and that the argument is foolish. The second article, "God's Love is not Reckless, Contrary to What You Might Sing" by author Andrew Gabriel argues that using the term reckless is irresponsible and that you cannot separate Gods character traits from God himself. For example, saying that God's love is reckless could also be argued that God himself is reckless. Reckless is typically not a word that someone would use to describe God and his love for us. The term reckless is defined as (of a person or their actions) without thinking or caring about the consequences of an action. However, Cory Asbury is not talking about a person, he is talking about God's passionate and relentless pursuit of the lost. While I would not have chosen the word reckless, I understand what he was trying to communicate through the song. Down below I have linked two articles that might be helpful if you are interested in reading more about the controversy.


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