Being a Christian is hard.

Being a Christian is hard. This post isn't about the hard, social aspects of being a Christian; that's for another time. This is more vulnerable. I've been in a spiritual rut recently, very prolonged and very deep.  Even walking through cathedrals in Italy and St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, I didn't feel all that close to…Read more Being a Christian is hard.

Thank goodness, for goodness.

I was absentminded, and lost my wallet. Though losing a wallet in and of itself is more of a pain in the butt than anything, I lost mine not even twenty-four hours after returning home from a study abroad trip.  My driver's license, AAA travel card, student ID, and several souvenirs (not to mention a…Read more Thank goodness, for goodness.

Be a Traveler, not a Tourist.

Hey, guys, I'm studying in Italy!  It's absolutely beautiful here, and I'm exploring and learning so much! I'm staying here for an extended period of time, the entire month of June actually.  It's really cool that I can kind of put my roots down for a few weeks in one spot, because the last time I was in…Read more Be a Traveler, not a Tourist.

Conversation burn-out.

I have been thinking long and hard about whether or not I wanted to post this.  It may come across as being insensitive, or selfish, or maybe even ignorant.  But I have a feeling I'm not the only American that feels this way. Last week, my college presented a symposium on "Inclusive Excellence".  Classes were…Read more Conversation burn-out.

What I’m Learning (College Edition)

I am a junior in college, but I have never lived on a college campus prior to this year. And boy, am I learning some things. College students are gross, and rather inconsiderate. (I could tell you horror stories.) Procrastination creates stress. If you don't work on projects until right before they are do, only…Read more What I’m Learning (College Edition)

What I’ve learned in 21 years.

Today is my 21st birthday. Whoop, whoop! I guess I'm officially an adult now, right?  It's wild, isn't it, this whole getting older thing?  Time moves way to fast, I think .... When I turned 19, I posted a list of the things I had learned in those nineteen years on Facebook.  Looking back at…Read more What I’ve learned in 21 years.