Are You Pruning Me, Lord?

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?

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God Keeps Messing With My Plans

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

The Effects of the Storm

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

A New Route

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

The Importance of March 10th

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

Serving = Sacrifice

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

The Task Before You

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

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 … Continue reading Test Anxiety

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 … Continue reading Am I Where God Wants Me?

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, … Continue reading New Adventures and Their Complications