Don’t Limit God

As I reflect on this summer, I can see how important it is that I don’t limit God. Being human and more type A than I want to be, I love plans. I enjoy making plans, having plans, and following those plans to completion. What I don’t enjoy is when things come up and disrupt…

Finding Your Calling

When I was starting to think about college, I got to the point where I felt like I was standing in the middle of an intersection that split a million different ways. The options were endless, but all I wanted was to know what direction God wanted me to take. Not just the school, but…

How You Get There

Several years ago, my brother and I got into a conversation about what kind of cars we wanted in the future. He carried on about the specifics (all over my head) and talked about how great he would feel in his dream car. “I just want something that will get me safely from point A…

God Hasn’t Forgotten You

You can plan out your life all you want, but God can do anything at any moment to change your plans—and it will turn out better than you imagined. I can’t say this weekend started off well. I’ve been struggling with feeling homesick for the first time since I moved out a year and a…

When Going Home Hurts

Last summer, I lived in a different city for an internship. On a short weekend home, when I didn’t have anything to do and my friends seemed to be busy, I was scrolling through various social media accounts. I came across a video of my friends hanging out at a pool. The video was no…

Yes, that Compliment was Meant for You

I recently received an email from my New Testament professor suggesting that I consider a Bible minor because, based on my work for that class, it seems I have a knack for it. When I first got the email my thoughts immediately went to, “Did he mean to send that to me? Maybe he got…

Follow God’s Path Even When the World Says It’s Impossible

Whenever I meet new people I get flooded with the typical questions, “You’re in college? What’s your major? What do you want to do with that?” For the past two years my answer to that final question has been simple: to write Bible studies. This shocks just about everyone. The unbelievers are the most hesitant,…

Remembering Goals in the Midst of Stress

As a college student, it’s easy to lose sight of my goals. I mean, in the big picture it doesn’t make much of a difference. I’m working toward a degree and as long as I’m passing my classes I should be okay right? My daily life doesn’t matter as much because I’m accomplishing a bigger…

“Sometimes God Has To Mud Our Waters…”

I talked to one of my friend’s parents last Sunday about my feelings of not fitting in. My friend’s dad explained to me that God sometimes has to “mud our waters” to get us to go where He wants. In other words, we sometimes get too comfortable living our lives, so God has to make…

When No Place Feels Like Home

Tonight after getting home from a hockey game I went to with some friends, I was getting ready to take a shower when I prayed, God, I just want to go home. I stopped and thought about what I just said. I am home. This thought has been happening more frequently lately, and I’ve had…

The Truth About Christian Universities

I’ve been going to a Christian university for almost an entire semester now. When I first decided to come here, and while I’ve been here, I have heard people talk about how Christian colleges can be hard on your faith. I always listened as they explained that the routine makes you numb to Christ and…