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Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. — Hebrews 12:1 I am at the halfway point of my final semester of graduate school. When this week … Continue reading Run the Race
I scrolled through old pictures on my phone. I brushed tears from my hot cheek and pushed myself into a sitting position on my bed. Photos of my friends from the past few years brought back sweet memories of times that seem like they were so long ago, but the pictures are scattered between others … Continue reading Are You Pruning Me, Lord?
There is one question it seems most high school and college students hate, but it is the one they're probably asked the most: What are your plans after you graduate? I'll be honest, throughout school, I loved to be asked this question. My peers would groan and tell me how uncomfortable this question made them … Continue reading God Keeps Messing With My Plans
A few weeks ago, I stepped out of the bathroom and looked up to my bedroom window. All I could see was a white sheet of rain.* In awe, I stepped closer and looked out. I could hardly see the cars in the parking lot below. The trees lining the sidewalk bowed under the weight … Continue reading The Effects of the Storm
Back in February, I got out of a workout class at the gym at my school and jumped on the bus to head back to my apartment. It was strange to me that I didn't recognize the bus driver, but once in a while our route has people fill in for the usual drivers, so … Continue reading A New Route
Exactly six years ago today my mom rushed me to the hospital in the middle of the night. It was also a Saturday. For those who don't know, I was told a year earlier, after my third lung surgery (due to collapsed lungs) that there was a 3-4% chance of my lungs collapsing again. I … Continue reading The Importance of March 10th
Recently, although I've been attending church in the town I live in, I've also been listening to sermons from one of the churches I've gone to the past couple years. This particular sermon series is about generosity. For me, it stood out because it discusses generosity in more than just financial terms. God has been convicting me … Continue reading Serving = Sacrifice
I was at the rock wall last week and while taking a break, analyzing the wall the next wall to climb, a guy sat down next to me and introduced himself. We were talking for a few minutes about climbing, then eventually moved into the basic college student conversation about our major, year, future plans, … Continue reading The Task Before You
As a busy grad student, I decided this semester I would work on procrastinating less but, at the same time, having a set morning routine that includes things like reading the Bible and writing (for my novel). This is something I started over break and it has been going surprisingly well—except on Sundays. In addition … Continue reading Removing the Pressures