The chapel was silent; I was the only one there and enjoying some time in front of Jesus. I opened my Bible to Luke 11, and I read: And I tell you, ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, … Continue reading Asking For Help: A Weakness or Strength?
This semester, I officially lost my 4.0 GPA. I worked hard for three years to keep a spotless record; it was a benchmark of my success. I thought if I could keep a perfect 4.0, I could do anything I wanted after college. When I lost it, I felt like a complete failure. Now, I … Continue reading Struggling With Identity: Who Am I?
Last weekend, my friend, Will, came to visit us at Missouri State University. I was especially excited to see him this time because he just got ENGAGED! He is the first of my friends to take the big step, and I couldn't wait to shower him with questions. When I asked him how he knew … Continue reading Stop Searching for “The One”
Agape. The word is inscribed on a simple, silver ring that, in time, has become one of my favorite pieces of jewelry. It holds a special meaning, but it has also sparked more conversations than I could count. Here is my question for you: when you read "agape," what comes to mind? Most of you … Continue reading Agape: Love and Wonder
Faith. It's an elusive concept. Many people don't understand it. How can you believe in something that you can't feel, hear, or touch? Where is the proof? In a world where religion is not as highly regarded as it once was, how do you find faith? Religion can be intimidating. Trust me, I know. However, … Continue reading Finding Faith
As little girls we all dream about being swept off our feet by a knight in shining armor. In our minds, he would shower us with gifts, compliments, and affection. He would always put us first, no matter who or what else stood in our way. I wanted this perfect fairy tale. I wanted to … Continue reading Date the Boy Who Doesn’t Make You His #1 Priority
Spring. It's my favorite season of the year. Flowers begin to bloom, the animals come out from hiding, and the sun makes daily appearances. Everything is coming back to life. As I sat with a friend recently, we discussed how coincidental (or not) it is that spring and Easter fall at the same time. For anyone … Continue reading A Spring in Your Step
Every Thursday night I walk into a chapel lit by candles and filled with college students. It's not even Sunday and there are no parents in sight. As I look around at my peers, I wonder how it's possible for someone to think that we've fallen from religion. In the news, on social media, and … Continue reading Faith & Millennials
I am blessed. Sometimes in the midst of the crazy schedules, the piles of homework, and the deadlines it's easy to forget that. Not only as a busy college student, but for anyone and everyone who simply lives. We become so focused on worrying about the future that we forget to enjoy the present. There … Continue reading Blessed