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…

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…

Magnificent

Magnificent. The word is not powerful enough to describe God. No words can describe God. No scene, setting, picture, art—nothing, absolutely nothing, can describe God and His greatness. We cannot comprehend it—God’s love, glory, beauty. It is beyond what our human minds can handle. On the way home from vacation with my family, my mom…

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…

Why We Don’t Need Answers

I was driving home after visiting my parents for the holiday weekend when I started praying about some things I haven’t been able to get my mind off lately. I didn’t know what to pray, so I just told God how I feel which led to questions as to what He’s doing in a couple…

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…

Why Me?

Have you ever wondered why God choose you?  Why did God chose you to go through that hard time, relationship crisis, death in the family, cancer, job loss, rejection, betrayal? Why did God let that happen to you specifically? This question has raced through my mind for the last six years, ever since my first…