I've had the privilege of watching my dreams come true. I got into my top college. I miraculously ended up with my dream degree after facing years of rejection. Immediately after I graduated, I found work at the place I dreamed about throughout my undergraduate. This was a recent discovery initiated by a glance through … Continue reading Chasing fulfillment
It may be the timely hardship I'm facing, but there's a passage captured in the gospel accounts that continues to flood my thoughts. Calling the crowd along with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone wants to follow after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. 35 For whoever wants to save his life will … Continue reading Sensible hesitation.
Extraordinarily spoiled by Jesus.
To make this entry slightly more eye-catching, I almost named it "Extraordinarily spoiled by my Daddy," because you know, God is referred to as The Father, but that's beside the point and I am nearly sure you are thankful I did not title it that. My guess is God is too. If you're confused about … Continue reading Extraordinarily spoiled by Jesus.
Inevitable uncertainty shapes prayer.
“Therefore, you should pray like this: Our Father in heaven, your name be honored as holy. 10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us today our daily bread.12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.13 And do not bring us into temptation, but deliver … Continue reading Inevitable uncertainty shapes prayer.
The Unimaginable Closing Chapter.
Four years. Four years filled with little sleep, fluctuating body weight due to emotional eating, twelve-hour days spent in the Allen Library, weekends spent studying instead of attending movie nights, times of prayer filled with inescapable tears, times of prayer filled with debatably justified anger, and times of prayer filled with unending joy. Four years … Continue reading The Unimaginable Closing Chapter.
Eighteen percent on my final.
According to anyone, that's a failing grade. Yeah, I failed my final. I don't even have a valid excuse. These things happen. Welcome to a world where we have very little control. In light of the last quarter of my undergraduate beginning this week, I thought I would share with you a story filled with … Continue reading Eighteen percent on my final.
Where my heart, soul, and mind lie: who I am and what I am trying to do.
Or in other words, here is a portion of my testimony and my mission. I created my blog in 2017 and I do not know why it has taken so long to write something like this. The more I contemplate the timing of this post, the more grateful I am that I waited this long. … Continue reading Where my heart, soul, and mind lie: who I am and what I am trying to do.
I Cried in Biology Class…
What? Yeah, you read that right. Actually? Unfortunately. Why? Well, let me back up real quick. Now, when I say crying, I don't want you to think about me in the fetal position, curled up in the bathroom corner with tears streaming and the inability to catch my breath. That's everything it wasn't. My eyes … Continue reading I Cried in Biology Class…
Friendship From a Christian’s Perspective
So here's the tea, I wrote my last post, you know the one about me being a bad friend? I wrote that probably a week or two before I actually posted it. Anyway, it's been a little bit and I wanted to make a part two. I've been in lots of prayer about who I … Continue reading Friendship From a Christian’s Perspective
What College Fails to Tell the Christian
Written to my incoming freshman or my college student who hasn't put two and two together yet. Be intentional, fellow Christian. Now, don't get me wrong, college failed to tell me many things, or properly worded, I failed to listen. I failed to consider what "adulting" entails. College doesn't tell you how to cook. College doesn't … Continue reading What College Fails to Tell the Christian