The Holy Book does not teach just scripture and the word of God – it also gives us instructions and advice on how to live a comfortable, happy and satisfactory life by following a few simple tenets. When it comes to money, the Bible is rich in parables that teach us both the value of this precious asset and the evil that it could bring if it is misused and abused. There are other verses scattered throughout the Holy Book that show us how to lead a disciplined life, and here are three of them:

  • Proverbs 27:12 – A sensible man watches for problems ahead and prepares to meet them. The simpleton never looks, and suffers the consequences: This verse from the Bible reminds of that old adage – Look before you leap. It could also be version of the Boy Scout rule – Always be prepared. And it could refer to that pearl of financial wisdom which exhorts us to – Always save for a rainy day. In simple terms, it means that you need to look ahead to the future and be prepared for any eventuality. Don’t spend all the money you earn on frivolous pursuits; take care of your basic necessities and put aside the rest so it will come in handy when crises strike. This way, you are dependent only on yourself and don’t have to run from pillar to post begging for money or ending up deep in debt that you cannot afford to repay.
  • Luke 14:28-30 – For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he may have enough to finish it; lest perhaps, after he has laid the foundation and is not able to finish, all those seeing begin to mock him saying, This man began to build and was not able to finish: If you’ve ever suffered from credit card debt, you’ve probably never understood this verse from the Bible. It tells us that we must not spend money that we do not have – just as a man must not plan a building without knowing if he has the money to finish it in its entirety, so too must we know that money spent using a credit card is borrowed money, not that which we own. So when you buy products using a credit card, you must stop to think if you have the money to pay it back; for if you don’t, you’re digging a deep hole of debt, one that is very hard to climb out of without dirtying and debasing yourself.
  • Proverbs 6:6-8 – Go to the ant, sluggard; consider her ways and be wise; who, having no guide, no overseer, or ruler, provides her food in the summer and gathers her food in the harvest: This is a lesson that we all must learn from the humble and tiny ant – it is a creature that works hard for a living without anyone telling it to do so. It does not fall prey to the sins of laziness and sloth, and that is why it is able to fend for itself through any season, rain or shine. Like the ant, you must know that hard work is the only way to earn money, money that will stay with you and which is earned through legitimate means. It is this money that really matters, not the kind you get through underhand and shady methods.

Now that you know how to earn money, how to save for the future, and how to spend only within your means, it’s easy enough to stay out of debt.

Any practicing Catholic knows that Jesus Christ is the Lord and Savior of the world. To put it in a nutshell, the Old Testament prophesied the coming of the Messiah and provided the signs by which he could be identified, and the New Testament identified Jesus as the messiah and spoke of his life among the people and his disciples. They’re both books of the bible, but the way they teach Christians is completely different.

  • In the Old Testament, we see the vengeful side of God as He seeks to deliver the people from evil. When they disobey his orders and worship idols, he teaches them a lesson and then gives them the Ten Commandments by which they should live. In the New Testament, Jesus seeks to make people change for the better by preaching non-violence and forgiveness.
  • The Old Testament lists the laws and the rules that Christians have to observe. In the New Testament, Jesus practices these laws and rules as a way of setting an example for his followers.
  • The Old Testament speaks of promises, the New Testament delivers on those promises that God made to Abraham – that a Messiah would be born to save the world and deliver his people from all evil.
  • While the Old Testament details God’s interaction with his chosen people who he led out of bondage under the leadership of Moses, the New Testament records the fulfillment of the prophesy of a Messiah being born, and the life and teachings of this savior, Jesus Christ.
  • For Catholics, the Old Testament prepares the people for the coming of Jesus Christ and the New Testament fulfills the prophesies that were written in the law of Moses and in the prophets and in the Psalms – that a savior would come and shed his blood for many for the remission of sins.
  • The Old Testament shows God’s love for Israel and his anger when his chosen people take to the ways of sin. In the New Testament, God proves his continued love for his people by sending his only son to die for these sins.

In most ways, the New Testament offers a way of redemption for the sins committed by the chosen people of God. In his infinite wisdom, God knows that no matter his wrath, people will be sinners because that is their nature – after all, ever since Eve ate the forbidden apple, sin was a part of humankind. And this is why he decides to sacrifice his only son, Jesus Christ, as the only way to offer redemption to mankind. Every true Catholic knows and realizes this, and by believing in one true God and his son Jesus Christ, they allow themselves to be saved of all their sins.

It’s a well known fact that the Holy Bible is the world’s most translated book. When it comes to translating the Bible, there are certain principles to be followed.

  • The translation must be made without loss, change, distortion or embellishment of the meaning of the original text.
  • It must be extremely accurate when it comes to the meaning of the Scriptures.
  • The translation must not only convey the meaning of the original, but also capture its underlying emotions and attitude.
  • The translation must maintain the variety found in the original – the receptor language must adhere to the same literary forms like poetry, prophecy, narrative and exhortation as in the original.
  • There should be no loss or embellishment of historical and cultural information.
  • The translation must be understandable to the audience that it is meant for – people whose native tongue is the receptor language.
  • The translation must not be influenced by any political, ideological, social, cultural or theological bias.
  • The translation must use the most reliable original language Scripture as the basis for the transference from one language to the other so as to retain the maximum accuracy.
  • The translator is allowed to use reliable Bible translations in other languages as intermediary source texts.
  • The translator is allowed to change grammatical and syntactical structure according to the receptor language so as to achieve accuracy and ensure that the target audience understands the translation.
  • The translator must remember to use as few words or sentences possible to achieve the desired translation.
  • The translator must do sufficient research of the target audience to decide on the most appropriate translation for them. It is up to him/her to decide on whether to go for a formal or informal translation based on the linguistic and social characteristics of the target audience.
  • The translation must be done by people who are trained and who are competent in both the languages – the original and the receptor.
  • Preferably, one of the languages must be the native tongue of the translator.
  • The translation must be tested among the target audience to make sure that it is accurate, has clarity, and is natural and not contrived.
  • The media for the translation – text, audio or a combination of these – must be chosen with the target audience in mind.
  • And finally, the translation must be reviewed periodically to check if revisions or new translations are needed.

You cannot see it, yet it is an integral part of you. Your soul is who you really are; it’s the core for which your body is a mere protective shell. When you die, it’s your soul that departs; your physical body atrophies and decays when it has no soul to protect any more. There are some people who are almost dead even when alive – their souls are destroyed or damaged because they’ve stopped living and merely exist. They take to drugs or alcohol because they’re not strong enough, they suffer from depression and disease, and they end up ruining their lives because they don’t know how to cleanse and heal their souls. We have but one life, and if we are to live it with a fair amount of contentment, we must remember the following:

  1. 1. Expectations lead to disappointment: It’s fairly simple reasoning – when you expect something or expect someone to do something, you’re disappointed when your expectations are not met. You end up fighting with your loved ones and spoiling your mood as well. When you clear your soul of expectations, you’re pleasantly surprised when things go your way. And if they don’t, you’re not too affected.
  2. 2. It’s easy to forgive someone if you want them to remain in your life: We’re only human, so it’s a given that we make mistakes. Some mistakes are worse than others, and it’s harder for us to forgive them. But the best way to decide if you want to forgive someone is to think of how much they mean to you. If you want them to remain in your life, you tend to forgive them easily. If not, it’s best to forget them because they’re not worth the hurt they cause to your soul.
  3. 3. It’s not wise to depend on other people for your happiness: If you rely on your spouse or your children or other loved ones for your mood boosts, you’re never going to be happy. True happiness has to come from within – you need to be at peace with yourself no matter who or what is in or out of your life. It is difficult at times when you’re hurt by loved ones, but when you move past the initial pain and get back to your normal routine, it’s easy to find happiness again.
  4. 4. Accept that “this too shall pass”: Every time I feel sad, I tell myself that this too shall pass. And every time I’m on top of the world, I bring myself down to earth with the same phrase. It keeps me balanced and on an even keel. I’m neither too ecstatic when good things happen nor too depressed when things don’t go well. Equanimity is good for your soul as you never have to undergo emotions that see-saw between despair and deliriousness.
  5. 5. You must take each day as it comes: While it’s true that you must think of the future and save for a rainy day, this doesn’t mean that you obsess over what has been and what is yet to come. The past is history and the future is unknown, but the present is called the present because it’s a gift. So instead of living in the past or worrying too much about the future, take each day as it comes, live in the moment and use every second wisely and to the fullest.

It’s just one of the many advantages that we have today thanks to technology – online education has grown in leaps and bounds from the time it was initiated a few decades ago, and today, because reputable schools have jumped into the fray, there’s no longer any stigma attached to degrees that are earned while you stay at home. When it comes to Christian education, you can do just about anything online. From school certificates to diplomas to degrees to doctorates, you can earn any kind of educational qualification from reputable Christian institutions. In general, the following options are available if you’re looking for online Christian education resources:

  • If you want to homeschool your child, you can search for resources on the Internet to apply Christian principles to education. There are various sites that cater to this need of homeschooling parents.
  • Also, you have various alternatives when it comes to choosing a higher degree or diploma in Christian education.

When choosing an online school to pursue your education, you need to consider the following:

  • You can decide on one based on the kind of faith that you follow and the religious outlook that you have been exposed to.
  • You also need to decide why you are interested in the degree – some people opt for Christian degrees because they want to pursue religion and prepare for life in a seminary. Others want to learn more about Christianity even as they pursue other majors like business or economics. So you need to choose your degree accordingly.
  • Your choice of school should be in tune with your needs – while most schools allow you to learn entirely online, it’s best to check if their course requirements entail a visit to the campus for any reason.
  • Choose a program and school that are accredited by the right agencies so that you don’t fall prey to the thousands of diploma mills that churn out worthless degrees. When you opt for an accredited school with a good reputation, you are assured of quality coursework and accomplished staff members.
  • Some colleges even offer a single course that you can complete in one semester if you’re looking to just augment your knowledge and seek personal enrichment through a Bible course.
  • Ministers who wish to broaden their repertoire and gain additional skills can sign up for doctoral programs.
  • There are a wide variety of programs that you can choose when you want to earn a Christian education online with subjects including biblical studies, worship leadership, youth ministries, sports ministries, theology studies and even psychology and counseling studies that are designed around the Christian philosophy and way of life.

So choose wisely and ensure that you make the best of your online Christian education experience.

A chaplain is typically a pastor, priest, or other member of the clergy who serves a group of people who are unable to attend religious services for various reasons. In many cases, these chaplains often join the military to help the enlisted practice their faith while serving their country. Often shipped out with the military for combat overseas or deployed at local bases, these chaplains lead interesting lives.

No longer something to read about in interest pieces in the paper, chaplains also take advantage of the ever-growing blogosphere to discuss their work, daily life, and much more. For the best of the blogs, we have collected the top 25 chaplain bloggers, including their wife bloggers, and a few specialty choices.

Top Male Chaplain Bloggers

These chaplains serve both God and country and write all about it in their blogs.

    1. Army Chaplain’s Blog : The Reverend Antony Feltham White has been ordained a priest since 2001 and an Army Chaplain since 2005. Born in Somerset, he is also married and has three children. Part of the Royal Army Chaplains Department, he has been deployed to Germany and Afghanistan. Read top posts such as “army chaplains”and “more than just the regular army.”

    2. Army Chaplaincy : This blog provides news and information about the ministry of chaplains in the United States Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard. The goals are to inform readers about chaplains, share knowledge and experiences, assist in recruiting, and support the religious freedoms of soldiers. Categories on the blog include news, ethics, and even a special section on what chaplains do.

    3. Chaplain Andrews : Chaplain Keith J. Andrews assumed his current duties as the 266th Quartermaster Battalion Chaplain, Fort Lee, Virginia in December 2009. In 2004, he was endorsed as a Chaplain by the Southern Baptist Convention and appointed as an U.S. Army Chaplain. He is also married and has four children. In addition to his blog, he also has presentations he has done available with a click.

    4. Covenant & Code : Mark has been blessed with the opportunity to support the troops in Afghanistan in their faith while deployed with the 110th Chaplain Detachment. Over the next 400 days, he plans to use the blog to document what he is doing. Follow along as he visits new countries, learn new languages and customs, and conducts his duties.

    5. Life’s Narrow Path : Michael entered the Army as a Chaplain in June of 2008 and was deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2009. Now back at Fort Hood, he and his wife are searching for a house. Read about current life or entries dating all the way back to 2007.

    6. Chaplain Darren : He has traveled to Afghanistan and back. Along with Mama of Many, they blog on what life has been like both overseas and home. Many moving pictures are also included.

    7. Chaplain Dave : He is a 31 year old Christian, husband, father, and army chaplain. His fourth child, Joy, was just born and he writes about her as only a father could. Dave has also begun Clinical Pastoral Education classes and tells more.

    8. Chaplain Jim : Jim Mitchem is a brand new army chaplain. He was selected for active duty and reported to Army Chaplain School (CHBOLC) on Jan 10, 2010 after serving as an enlisted soldier. A while can go in between blog posts but they are worth a look for optimism and an inside look.

    9. Training for Eternity : Chaplain Brad Lewis began this blog in 2003 before leaving for a mission in Korea. What started out as a blog to chronicle his experiences there became a six year journey for both he and his readers. Read the entire adventure via blog by visiting.

Top Female Chaplain Bloggers

The chaplain’s wives also blog about life in the military.

    10. Military Chaplain’s Wife : Laura’s best friend and husband is a chaplain in the army. With four children, one of which is also in the military, she mirrors the experiences of many true army wives and mothers. The blog is her journal of experiences of life, love, and family. They recently finished a family vacation and she posts loads of pictures.

    11. Breakthrough : Nicole is a military mother who travels with her family. Recently stationed in Korea, her blog is full of details about her new life. There are also many useful links for military wives.

    12. Small Steps of Faith : This blogger is the wife of Chaplain Dave. She is also mother of four and just had a baby. Blog life tells all about family life and her husband’s CPE course.

    13. Army Chaplain’s Wife : Lauren and her chaplain husband reside near Fort Carson. They are both expecting a baby and write all about it in the blog. It also includes prayer, wishes, and daily life.

    14. Army Wife Network : Whether you are a wife in the military or have a husband who is serving, this network is for all army wives. Click on Blogs to begin reading. You can also get podcasts, webinars, and much more. Be sure not to miss the Message Boards with loads of support.

    15. Wives of Faith : If you are the wife of a chaplain or have a family member in the military, this site is for you. You can visit to read the blogs of other wives who connect, support, and encourage the military. Visitors can also start their own or get information on local groups and programs. There is even an online book club.

Top Specialty Chaplain Bloggers

These blogs cover a unique area of the chaplain.

    16. Curmudgeon: An Unlikely Army Chaplain : Think you’re too old to join the army? So did this blogger, but he did it anyway in his 50’s. He is also a Catholic priest, molecular neurobiologist, scuba diver, and more. Father Tim has since returned to civilian life but blogs about both his experiences as a chaplain and a citizen.

    17. Chaplaincy Matters : Tim Barrett is the Chaplain at Northern Beaches Christian School and associate of the Sydney Centre for Innovation in Learning. He is also passionate about connecting students with God and teaching effectively using technology. Get everything from tech tips to benedictions on one blog.

    18. Adventures of a New Army Chaplain : Steve Bareis is from Du Quoin, Illinois. Follow his blog as he enters and graduates chaplain school. Although he finished over a year ago, his blog is still full of what chaplains experience during their education.

    19. Editor’s Blog : This blog is sponsored by the site Its goal is to support the married couples who are serving in the military in any capacity. The blog contains the latest news items relating to military families. You can also visit the main site to get tips on relationships, deployment, family, money, and much more.

    20. Military Ministry : Visit here for the site of an organization that helps military members become chaplains. It also helps churches welcome back returning soldiers, veterans, and families. Be sure to check out the Standard Bearer for more resources.

    21. Right Side Up : Chris Melvin is currently finishing studies at Phoenix Seminary. He has also pastored for a handful of years and is currently a National Guard Chaplain with the 1/158th INF BN. His blog is a place to collect thoughts on the “way things ought to be.” Daily life and political musings are often the topic of blog posts.

    22. The Reformed Chaplain : John Craven invites you to follow him for 365 days as “unplugged, casual, and with no spell check.” He was first stationed in Germany before begin deployed to Fort Hood. He is currently on day 88 and has just begun his adventures.

    23. Chaplain Candidate Jeff : Follow the story of a chaplain candidate in this blog. Jeff is married with three children and has reported to Fort Jackson for CHBOLC. He recently shared a video of a drill and ceremony competition he participated in.

    24. Excellent or Praiseworthy : This blog is a devotional to help military families stay connected during deployment. The 40 Days of Deployment Dare is a popular choice and has tips for what to do each day. Al and Linda also give meaningful tips for what to do in between.

    25. Christ and Combat Boots : TC Houston is an army chaplain and first lieutenant serving in the Army National Guard. He recently completed a full-time tour at Fort Carson and is currently serving with the Honor Guard while preparing for deployment. His latest entry was on a summary of army chaplaincy and is a good read for what to expect during time as a chaplain.

Whether a member of the military, have a family member who is, or are an ordained chaplain yourself, there are loads of stories for inspiration, faith, humor, and much more on the above top 25 chaplain blogs.

One of the most misunderstood minority religions in the world today, Wicca involves a wide variety of different beliefs and practices. Contrary to popular assumption, Wicca and Witchcraft are not always the same thing; though many practitioners of the former do refer to themselves as “Witches” rather than “Wiccans.” Its adherents stand just as eclectic as the more popular faiths, and many unfamiliar with the components of Wicca and Witchcraft will be startled to note the similarities they share with one another. This listing, in no particular order, did give preference to listing blogs that explicitly address Wiccan concerns – even if they exist as general neo-Pagan resources – and appeared to update on a regular basis with few large chunks of inactivity. However, some more generalized Witchcraft blogs were added to bring about a bit of diversity as well.

1.) Rose Ariadne’s Witchcraft Blog

This extremely comprehensive blog boasts archives dating all the way back to 2006, providing information on everything from spells to addressing common misconceptions about the religion.

2.) from Jupiter

Paganism, politics, sociology and city life converge into one well-written, intelligent resource on the role of Wicca in today’s world.

3.) Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom

Wiccans hoping to raise a family within the tenets of the religion will adore this fun, whip-smart blog on domestic Paganism.

4.) 2 Witches Blog

Mama Kelly and Lady Rose share their thoughts and experiences about a wide variety of neo-Pagan topics – including Wicca! – with considerable warmth and humor.

5.) The Archdruid Report

Although Wicca and Druidism are not the same thing, this illuminating blog by Grand Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America John Michael Greer frequently discusses nature-based philosophies and spells and issues regarding neo-Paganism that Wiccans may find fascinating and helpful.

6.) The Wild Hunt

Jason Pitzl-Waters provides neo-Pagans a great forum to debate all the issues relating to their practices, discussing philosophies, events and issues relevant to the community.


Read for great spiritual insight on how magick helps one woman live a more comfortable, stable existence.

8.) Witch School International

Witches from all backgrounds converge at this handy resource, which peers into different perspectives to broaden minds and establish similarities between different neo-Pagan traditions.

9.) The Witch of Forest Grove

Explore Celtic and Norse traditions that may enhance Wiccan practices as well as advice on different spells and useful botanicals.

10.) Within the Sacred Mists

The official blog of The College of the Sacred Mists supplements its lessons on Wicca with a general interest resource covering all the practical and spiritual basics.

11.) David Rankine

“Author, Magician and Esoteric Researcher” David Rankine plunges the depths of grimores and other works of occult literature and shares with the neo-Pagan community – including many of particular interest to Wiccans!

12.) A Pagan’s Blog

Political Scientist Gus diZerega blogs about policy and religion alike, with special attention paid to the specific needs of neo-Pagans. Wicca frequently factors into many of his postings.

13.) Z Budapest Blog

Popular neo-Pagan writer and founder of Dianic University Online Zsuzsanna Budapest uses her personal blog as a conduit for discussing intersections between feminism and Wiccan spirituality – among other issues!

14.) Quaker Pagan Reflections

Cat Chapin- and Peter Bishop open up about their particular brand of religious pluralism – merging Pagan (including Wicca) spirituality with Quaker traditions. It may seem unorthodox at first, but certainly stands as a great example of people setting aside their differences and participating in an open community.

15.) Letter from Hardscrabble Creek

Drop in on Letters from Hardscrabble Creek for musings on Pagan culture, politics and practices that frequently embrace the needs and interests of Wiccans.

16.) PAGAN+politics

9 contributors from vastly different political and Pagan backgrounds weigh in on the latest issues and events through their own unique lenses, looking at how they impact their respective religious communities.

17.) Pagan Dad

Wiccan fathers hoping to find ways to lead their children down the Pagan path would do well to explore this resource, which offers fantastic advice on a wide variety of different traditions.

18.) Medusa Coils

Read about Goddess worship, feminism and neo-Pagan spirituality on this bold, provocative blog.

19.) Broomstick Chronicles

Follow along with all the latest events, issues, philosophies and advice from within the Witchcraft community with this broad, engaging blog.

20.) American Witch

Poet Annie Finch shares and reflects upon her poetry and the facets of Witchcraft that inspire it.

21.) A Heathen’s Day

A Heathen’s Day dissects the current social and political climate, analyzing how they impact the neo-Pagan denominations.

22.) A Pagan Tapestry

Anyone seeking spells, perspectives and advice from the Celtic tradition would likely enjoy the content offered by A Pagan Tapestry.

23.) moonroot

Many Witches and Wiccans embrace environmental, sustainable political causes, and moonroot dishes out valuable advice on spells, meditations and other ways for the community to protect the planet.

24.) Patti’s Paganism/Wicca Blog’s portal to Wicca and Paganism focuses on general spiritual, political and social issues relating to the affiliated belief systems.

25.) The Witching Hour Approaches Blog

This general Witchcraft blog covers everything that practitioners of all levels need to know about the religion.

26.) The Walk of the Fallen

The frequently heartwrenching blog The Walk of the Fallen peers into how one veteran and her husband (also a veteran) use their Cretan labyrinth to pray for their sons (both soldiers) and others serving in the American armed forces.

27.) Wiccan Together

Wiccan Together hosts both a communal blog as well as forums and other ways for practitioners to network and exchange ideas and insight on a number of different topics.

28.) Hecate

Stop by Hecate for feminist and environmental issues as seen from one Witch’s point of view.

29.) Magic in These Hills

An intensely personal blog by Livia Indica, Magic in These Hills reflects how Witchcraft has helped her live a more comfortable, peaceful life.

30.) SpellWorks

Practitioners or Solo or Eclectic Wicca may want to explore the detailed and informative SpellWorks as a great primer on what to do and how to do it.

31.) Magick, Wicca, Witchcraft And The Book Of Shadows Blog

Author Gregory Branson-Trent keeps this blog in order to share his findings on various spells, spell components and neo-Pagan practices that Wiccans and Witches may find interesting.

32.) Paganism/Wicca

Suite101 writer Joanne E. Brannan hosts a number of contributors exploring issues and practices within Wicca and related neo-Pagan traditions.

33.) Book of Shadows – Wicca Education and Research

A Wiccan flying solo wants to share all her experiences and findings within the religion, blogging about how it interacts with other belief systems and the sciences.

34.) Practically Magic

Spells, meditations and other components of Wicca do not have to focus on the grandiose. Sometimes they can impact tiny facets of existence, sending out giant waves of change from one small gesture.

35.) Spyrit Dancers’ Musings On All Things Wiccan

One Solo Wiccan muses on the tradition’s role in her life, providing a primer on various components for beginners or more advanced practitioners looking for a little refresher.

36.) Personal Visions

Paganism comes in a wide variety of “flavors” – including Wicca! – and this blog emphasizes the commonalities and differences between them.

37.) Thoughts From a Threshold

Thoughts From a Threshold peers into the practices, sociology and politics of contemporary Paganism, not discriminating based on denomination.

38.) Gavin and Yvonne the Dancing Wiccans

2 elderly Wiccans keep a blog on Numerology and general topics regarding their chosen religion and culture.

39.) Pagan Bookworm

Stay up-to-date with the latest books on Paganism, Witchcraft, Wicca, the esoteric and the occult with this intelligent, informative resource.

40.) Talking About Ritual Magick

Frater Barrabbas Tiresius does not blog exclusively about Wicca, but he does discuss numerous general ruminations and instructions on different magick practices they may find of particular interest.

41.) ~Witchy Mama~ Pagan Parenting

Aimed a Pagan moms and dads, this blog provides recipes, spells, parenting tips and more.

42.) Diary of a Natural Witch

Wiccans who feel a particular affinity with nature have plenty to love and appreciate with this creative, feminist blog.

43.) Domestic Witch

The tenets of Witchcraft and Wicca (and Paganism as a whole) have myriad applications in day-to-day domestic life.

44.) One Witch’s Way

As the title implies, Rowan Pendragon’s blog opens readers up to her own interpretation of Pagan spirituality and practice, which frequently involves discussions regarding Wicca.

45.) A College Witch’s Experiences

Witches attending college in the present or hoping to do so in the future will enjoy reading up on how to use positive spells to improve their experiences and the experiences of others as well.

46.) The Domestic Witch

Another Witchcraft and Wicca blog dedicated to using the religions’ practices for the betterment of a home.

47.) Wicca Everyday

It may not update as frequently as the other blogs on this list, but the Wicca Everyday podcast deserve a listen for its neat insight into practicing Paganism.

48.) Bringing Up Salamanders

Bringing Up Salamanders, as of this writing, is currently on hiatus. However, visitors can still look for some great information on raising a family with Wiccan values all the same.

49.) Witchin’ in the Kitchen

This incredibly fun, informative blog reaches out to Wiccans and Witches who love to cook and spread food and hospitality alongside their magicks.

50.) The Simple Witch

Drop by The Simple Witch for insightful news, views and information on Wicca and other facets of Witchcraft and neo-Paganism.

Wiccan spirituality embraces diversity and free will, and those who choose to follow that particular path frequently find themselves facing down discrimination and misunderstanding. Neither them, nor the vast majority of their neo-Pagan contemporaries, align themselves with the Christian concept of Satan. Hopefully, reading through this eclectic selection of perspectives and practices will shed light on how these belief systems perceive and seek to alter the world around them.

Cheerleading has gone from an American pastime to a cutting edge sport that requires as much athleticism and competitive fierceness as football or basketball. Even in middle school, girls are trying their best to become cheerleaders for the age-old allure of wearing the uniform and being among the popular crowd.

Of course it isn’t all fun and games, as these blogs on cheerleading point out. For aspiring cheerleaders, health and mental preparation are crucial to becoming part of the squad.

Top Cheerleading Blogs

Need to learn the ropes of cheerleading before making the squad? Get in gear with these cheerleading blogs that can help you prep for practices and routines.

    1. Confident Cheerleading What is the first thing you need to succeed as a cheerleader? Confidence, of course! This blog shows you how to put your best foot forward at tryouts.

    2. Coaching Youth Cheerleading Though this blog hasn’t been updated in awhile, aspiring cheerleaders will benefit from reading a coach’s point of view on how to prepare for the squad.

    3. GK Elite Cheer This is a great site for aspiring cheerleaders who want to explore the competitive side of the sport.

    4. CheerZone Blog Apsiring cheerleaders will love this blog for its tips on everything from staying fit to working out new cheers.

    5. Meg’s Cheerleader Blog This competitive cheerleader blogs about her experiences and serves as a great online resource for girls who want to explore the world of cheerleading.

    6. Sultan Cheer This school keeps a blog for their cheer camp, giving aspiring cheerleaders a taste of what they’re getting into should they make the squad.

    7. Sphyntrix Cheerleading The excitement of this competitive squad is contagious and will get you stoked about trying to make the team if you’re a newbie.

    8. Cheerleading USA Everything from dance and routine tips to appearance tips to make sure you blend in with the team.

    9. Cheerleading America This fantastic site is packed with everything you need to become a cheerleader. Do you need all of it? Of course not, but there’s nothing like the proper shoes to make your jumps higher.

    10. Going Pro Entertainment This site was created by ex-pro cheerleaders who know what it takes to make the team.

    11. Sideline Star Learn how to make the most of your practice sessions and work on your own to improve your chances of making the team.

    12. The Science Cheerleader Think cheerleaders are one-dimensional? Think again. This blog proves you can be fit, gorgeous and brainy.

    13. Cheer Extreme Read the experiences of cheerleaders and cheer coaches to learn what it takes to take your performance to the next level and make the squad.

    14. Cheerleading Uniforms Blog This blog isn’t only about uniforms, but also posts cheer news from around the nation.

    15. Cheer Technique Here you’ll learn how to improve you overall technique and form, making this a great resource for aspiring or veteran cheerleaders.

    16. Cheer Wiz This is one of the most useful and easy-to-follow blogs we found on our journey and will work for seasoned or new cheerleaders.

    17. We Play – Youth Cheerleading A great source with links to various websites and blogs that will help you get moving if you’re a young aspiring cheerleader.

    18. Reshape the Nation If you want to get fit the right way, this blog is your go-to source to learn the proper diet and exercise that will get you prepped for major tryouts.

    19. About Cheerleading This About blog covers everything cheerleading from tidbits in the news to strategies to improve your squad’s team spirit.

    20. All-Star Cheerleading Blog This is where the best of the best compete when it comes to cheering. Learn what it takes to make the stellar squad and become part of history in cheerleading.

    21. University of Hawaii Cheer Blog Cheerleading isn’t all glamour. This blog proves it’s a lot of hard work and determination that goes into making a squad go from good to great.

    22. Inside Cheerleading See what it’s like for competitive cheerleaders across the nation and decide if cheerleading is the right sport for you.

    23. Sideline Prep Get a peek at what professional cheerleaders do and let it inspire you to cheer like a pro at your next tryout.

    24. Cheer Music Solutions If you have to come up with your own routine and want music that’s already professionally cut and edited, check out this site for options.

    25. Ultimate Cheerleaders Get inspiration from pro cheerleaders and learn what they do to get over jitters before taking to the field or court for performances.

    26. World Cheerleading Association Read about the big events competitive cheerleaders participate in .

    27. Spirit Safety Learn the ins-and-outs of cheerleader safety so you don’t get hurt on the field or the gym.

    28. American Cheerleader One of the best-selling magazines on cheerleading is now on the web and providing cheerleading tips for youth to college-aged cheerleaders.

    29. Varsity Camps are held throughout the country by this company, so if you’re looking for a fun way to spend a week or serious about cheering, you may want to check out the schedule.

    30. Pop Warner Cheer This well-known youth sports organization is now in the world of cheerleading and the site offers fantastic tips for the aspiring cheerleader.

Top Cheerleading Articles and Videos

Prepping for cheerleading tryouts also means looking the part. Learn how to with these articles and take notes for the helpful videos that will make you blend in seamlessly.

    31. How to Do Cheerleading Jumps There’s nothing that makes a good cheerleader great like major jumps. Learn how to improve your jumps and gain height and flexibility.

    32. Cheerleading 101 Learn the basics of the sport with this article that explains what you need to know before trying out.

    33. Cheerleading – A Sport and an Industry This USA Today article explains how cheerleading is a growing sport that’s making major money.

    34. Common Floor Cheers Whether you’re sitting or standing, this site has plenty of floor cheers that will lift the crowd’s team spirit.

    35. Conditioning Exercises for Cheer Learn how to stay in tip-top shape to make your body ready for cheering and performing stunts.

    36. Spotter Workout 0001 A spotter is an integral position to play on a cheerleading squad. Check out these workouts to improve your strength and make sure you’re always on guard.

    37. Guide to Cheerleader Tumbling If you need a 101 on how to tumble, you can find all of the info you need here to make you flip.

    38. Highschool Cheerleading Tips If you’re trying out for your highschool’s cheerleading squad, check out this article for major tips on how to make yourself stand out while being a great team member.

    39. How to Get a Cheerleader in the Air The tuck arch basket is a basic stunt that all cheerleaders should know whether they’re going in the air or serving as a base.

    40. From Megaphones to Mega-Profits Cheerleading is booming, especially in the competitive realm. Learn how the industry is making the most of its moment.

    41. Body Image This video discusses body image in cheerleading. It’s important to be healthy using the proper techniques like eating plenty of lean meats and veggies and getting regular exercise.

    42. Ways to Jump Higher Improving your jumps is one of the best ways to up your chances of making the squad since they can be a good portion of your tryouts and are usually included in your tryout routine.

    43. A History of Cheerleading Cheerleading originated with men cheering and women were later added in the ‘20s. Learn more about the history of the sport with this article.

    44. Schools Limit Risks Routinely Read how schools are reducing the risks that cheerleaders take when participating in stunts on campus.

    45. 5 Things You Need to Know About Cheerleading Training Once you’re on the squad, there are several methods for training. Learn what you’re getting into and how to get in shape for cheer practices.

    46. Best Cheerleading Cheers Need a cheer that is a staple? Find it here and add your own moves for a custom routine.

    47. Pain, Sacrifice Taught Valuable Life Lessons Like any other sport, cheerleading teaches life lessons that you can utilize in many situations later down the line.

    48. Common Cheerleading Injuries If you make the team, you’ll need to know how to reduce injuries. Learn how to make the most of stretching and building muscle so you stay fit.

    49. National High School Cheerleading Rules Learn the rules for high school cheerleading so you know the ins-and-outs before you hit the court to perform.

    50. Sport Vs. Activity? It’s a Tossup Who is calling cheerleading a sport? Well, just about everyone. Learn what it has taken to take this activity from a mere hobby to a full-on competitive sport.

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