Perfect Love

Surrounded. Surrounded by girls like me, hurt but hopeful. A tight circle, legs crossed, hugging knees, touching arms. A closeness I’d never felt before in 20 years, a closeness I’ve yet to feel again since that night. Surrounded by boys standing around us, shoulder-to-shoulder, enclosing us in the circle. I call them boys, but I mean…

Finals Feelings: Sophomore Edition

As my sophomore year of college comes to a close, I am not quite sure how to put my feelings into words. I am confident I could show you how I feel through facial expressions–you’d see the biggest smile and the fattest tears. Ask anyone who went to the last Cru meeting of the semester,…

Childlike Wonder

Let us not lose that childlike wonder, no matter how many times we hear of the glory of God.

A Lesson on Fullness: Fear

What does it mean to live a full life? That’s the word I’m trying to focus on in 2017–full. What does it take to achieve something so vast? A life that is not a quarter or a half full, but to-the-brim full. Overflowing even. I’m nearly 2 months into a new year and I’ve lost…

Nightmares

This is a time of need. A need of a wake-up call and a realization that our fear is capable of tearing this country apart and our hope is capable of holding it together and allowing it to push forward. The voice of one man does not define us. HOPE defines us.

October: Pressing Pause

Pause. Rewind. I can’t pinpoint what started it. Food poisoning, heat, repetition. Heightened emotions, arguments, relaxing weeks, but repetition. Too much food, not enough food, not enough exercise, and repetition. Has anything changed in four weeks? I haven’t. When we accept Christ, we are new creations. We leave our old selves behind and try to…

Meet Me At Starbucks

Every day I wake up craving a Salted Caramel Mocha. I know I can’t afford to give in to that craving and pay the $4 for it more than once or twice a month, especially when I drink it like it’s water (as in, it’s gone about a minute after the barista puts it in…

What Makes a Subaru a Subaru?

“There isn’t any significant difference between the various brands of whiskey, or cigarettes or beer. They are all about the same. And so are the cake mixes and the detergents, and the margarines… The manufacturer who dedicates his advertising to building the most sharply defined personality for his brand will get the largest share of…

Life by Who?

American Horror Story really brings out the best and the worst in me. There is always so much going on–so many things to see, so many thoughts to think, so many things to fire a person up. It was the most-watched hour of television on Wednesday nights for three weeks running, with more than 3…

Reflection: September

Take a look inside of my planner (my life companion) and you’ll see how busy September 2016 has been. Full of homework assignments, exam dates, meetings, events; yet somehow I never felt overwhelmed.