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    Forgiveness Reflection

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    “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”, Hebrews 11:1. What is an act of faith? According to Encarta Dictionaries, an act of faith is “an action motivated by a belief in something for which there is no concrete evidence.” You can express acts of faith in your everyday life. A faith that cannot be tested cannot be trusted. Although I am not a Christian, I could most definitely connect to the Christian faith and the way that they express it. Unlike many other religions, Christianity is not so much restricted. You’re not required to dress a certain way, do a certain thing, or be at a certain place to express your faith. Being a Christian means to be, Christ-like, using your life as a way to honor God,…

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    In the novel Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements, Bobby Philips wakes up one morning to find that he is invisible. Bobby and his parents are extremely shocked and are unsure of what to do. Bobby’s parents have said that he must keep this as a secret, which causes Billy to miss school and become more isolated until he meets Alicia. Bobby’s personality changes as he learns to become less aggressive and more vocal towards his parents and friends in order to have better relationships. In the…

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    Things not seen is a fictional book by Andrew Clements. Andrew Clements is an author who writes a lot of books, including Frindle, Troublemaker, Fear Itself, and many others. He is currently residing in Maine with his wife. Even though he is now 66 years old, he still writes! Things not seen is about a young boy named Bobby, who wakes up one day to find himself invisible. To some people, being invisible may seem cool, but not for Bobby. Noooooo, Bobby has to hide it from everyone so he wouldn't…

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    One day before leaving for high school, Bobby Phillips told his parents that he was invisible. Bobby’s parents did not believe that he was invisible until Bobby proved it to them. Because of his condition, Bobby’s parents directed him to stay at home until he was visible again. For a while, Bobby stayed at home. However, he became so bored that he decided to walk to the library. While at the library, he literally walks into a blind girl, Alicia. After explaining his invisibility problem to…

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    Rodriguez, in a 1984 study he conducted , “Examination of crime rates in the Bronx shows that the South Bronx, an area of high Puerto Rican concentration and one of the poorest areas in New York City” and supposedly where the Hip-Hop movement began, “has higher than average juvenile crime rates” (Rodriguez 1). In New York City, from 1970-1989 the average rate of murder per year was, 1619.4 (Mitchell 5). Graffiti, along with other forms of hip-hop, was used as a means by many of these youth to…

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    sight; hidden,” can describe physical or metaphorical things or situations. For example, in the novel Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by J.K Rowling, the protagonist, Harry, has a cloak of invisibility, which makes him physically invisible. In contrast, someone who feels like an outcast to society could feel socially invisible, which is an example of metaphorical invisibility. To add on to physical and social transparency, relationships can also build up invisibility. For instance, if a…

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    interpretation of a word. Words that, by definition, mean the same thing can sometimes take on a positive or negative feelings. For example, Dana and her mother “surveil” Chaurisse and Laverne, whereas if her father knew, he would call it “spying” (5). Dana makes this distinction because she believes the word spy is too harsh for what she and her mother do. Although the words can be used as synonyms, this subtle difference in connotation evokes different feelings. The literal meaning of both spy…

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    They would say that you can continue to learn new things while doing the same things over and over; however this isn't true. To become better, improve, or excel at something you have to push your limits and get out of your comfort zone. I have seen this in other people's lives and in my own. One of the reasons that I agree with this quote is something I experienced in my own life. I've been playing basketball for almost seven years now. At one point I only practiced maybe one or two days a…

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    School Trip Research Paper

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    As a freshman in high school I had only been to 3 different states, Michigan included. My family didn’t really have the money to take spring break trips to Florida every year, so I never really traveled all that much. The world was a mystery to me, all I knew was what I learned in school so far, which really wasn’t enough. My sophomore year I took a world history class. This class is what really opened my eyes to everything that I hadn’t seen. The teacher was kind of $famous to the students. She…

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    A lot of men think there is a ‘magical’ solution to fulfill the needs and wants of the women in their life and that is exactly what Old Spice claims to be. In the commercial the viewers see fictional and fairytale like things happening such as tickets to a show turning into diamonds. After the shower scene where the man in the commercial had used Old Spice the viewers saw him wearing white pants on a boat. The white pants is an emphasis on transition to a higher role in life. The commercial…

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