Too Busy to Write?

It’s November! To all the writers out there, it’s that time of the year again! In case you haven’t heard, November is national novel writing month (or NaNoWriMo), so if you’ve been wanting to write a novel, now is the time to do it! The goal of NaNoWriMo is exactly what it says, to write…

ACTS

Have you ever heard of the ACTS prayer method? ACTS stands for Adoration Confession Thanksgiving Supplication. Last week, in my systematic theology class, this method was brought up. I hadn’t heard of it for a while and I don’t know who first came up with it, but it’s something I remember praying through in a study several…

Test Anxiety

I have pretty bad test anxiety. During tests, it’s like something in my brain stops working. My heart pounds as I stare at questions I know I studied the answers to, but if I didn’t study it extensively I probably won’t remember the little detail I need to answer it correctly. I had to take…

Spontaneous Peace

A few days ago, last Tuesday night to be exact, I decided to head home to my parents’ house for fall break. This decision may not sound like a big deal to most, but those of you who know me know I don’t do things last minute. Especially spontaneous road trips. Did I mention it’s…

Am I Where God Wants Me?

Starting graduate school has been such a blessing and an amazing experience, but it has been difficult. During the first few weeks, one question kept coming to mind. Why am I here? Going between several Bible classes with little background in those specific areas was overwhelming. All I wanted was to be sitting in an…

Stop Relying On Yourself

I have officially started graduate school. It hasn’t even been a full week yet and I feel like I’m in over my head. I don’t have much for assignments yet, but I have plenty of reading to do! I took a break between work and starting on homework yesterday and ran into another new grad…

New Adventures and Their Complications

I’ve moved six times in the last two years. The most recent being earlier this week. Typically, before I move, I have so much anxiety and excitement about it that I can hardly sleep the night before. It’s always the worst when I make a bigger move, like when I moved from home to college,…

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…