• Semester in Review

    Change: Winter 2020

    It’s so simple to say the Lord knows each of us perfectly. Every detail of our being and every flaw. He knows the deep desires in our hearts, before we can even give them a name. He has purposefully directed people’s paths to cross with mine. These people have taught me what I would not have decided to learn myself. It is through these conversations, opportunities, and the small encouraging voice inside that invites me to love Him and be loved more than I’ve ever experienced. Through these invitations, calling me to be courageous, my heart is breaking open and accepting change.  This semester began with the FOCUS conference, SLS.…

  • Semester in Review

    Balance: Fall 2019

    The birds explode off the telephone line, taking to the skies in unison. Their flight reminds me of art class in middle school. I rested my elbows on the dried paint covering the table as my teacher told us about a verse in Matthew. He was reminded of the verse when he was having car trouble and saw the birds flying overhead. If the Lord provides for the birds in the air, the Lord will provide for you.  God reminded me of this almost every time I made the drive to my impromptu internship this semester. As those birds took flight in the blue sky, I repeated this truth.  I…

  • Semester in Review

    Gratitude: Winter 2019

    This semester flew by. If I close my eyes I can see myself moving into my tiny room and laughing with my roommate in the kitchen about where to put all of our dishes. It’s crazy to think that next year I may not see the same people or take the same route to class. That’s when my fear of change starts to make my heart race. But gratitude always brings me back. The moment when I sit in my bed at the end of the day and write down what I’m thankful for, when I pull the covers up to my chin as I thank God for the day,…

  • Semester in Review

    Growth: Fall 2018

    I’m back! Winter break means I can finally take a deep breath, stay up and wake up late without feeling guilty, read the books on my bucket list, and spend lots of time with my family. It’s been a long semester with taking six classes, attending extracurricular activities, and simply getting back into the swing of things! Here are some highlights from the first semester of my sophomore year: Young Life Leader Training    Moving up from a high schooler who once attended Young Life to discerning if I wanted to lead it was intimidating at first. But learning about the ins and outs of an organization I admire was…