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Crystal is passionate about cultivating a community where faith, fitness, and friendship come together. Author of “Creative Basics: 30 Days to Awesome Social Media Art,” Crystal is a writer, speaker, host of the Write 31 Days challenge, and coach who shares encouragement at her blog, crystalstine.me. Connect with her on...

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  1. A1.I tell myself that my job is to be a cheerleader, not a Jerry Springer show contestant. 🙂 — I pray and ask God to help me to rejoice in my friend’s happy moment without saying “Look at me. Look at me.” — It’s not my moment to shine. I need to learn to take turns and play nice. This means saying no to my inner spoiled brat. (Help me, Jesus!)

    A2. I was blessed to attend a great Christian school in Miami for middle school and high school — I gave my life to Christ in a chapel service there, and the teachers at that school were so caring and invested in our lives. The affirmation I received during that season changed the course of my life. I am so thankful. (It’s why I became a teacher!)

    A3. I loved this from chapter 9: “Move toward others even as Christ moves within you. I am asked, invitd really, to move toward others in my weakness.”