I'm the type of person who never wants to take time to rest. About a week ago, I arrived home from my first semester of graduate school. I was looking forward to the long break ahead, and I couldn't wait to get started on my to-do list. After the eleven hour drive home, I was … Continue reading Rest
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 … Continue reading Too Busy to Write?
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 … Continue reading ACTS
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
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 … Continue reading Spontaneous Peace
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?
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 … Continue reading Stop Relying On Yourself
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
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 … Continue reading Don’t Limit God
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 … Continue reading Finding Your Calling