2017 – Perspectives | 2018 – Reach

This year changed me. I hope there is never an ending of a year when I cannot say those words. In 2017, I learned to open wide my heart to the unexpected things God was doing in my life. Instead of holding back my heart, with iron-walled defenses against the possibility of hopes being dashed,... Continue Reading →

Tracing the handiwork

When I sat on the first flight home from the Netherlands, I had 8+ hours to think about what (and who) I was leaving behind and what (and who) I was going home to. It was hard. I came home and immediately had to spring into action getting ready for school and going back to... Continue Reading →

The close of a season

For the past year and two months, I have been fighting my way through college mess and college stress. Trying to get a head start on a degree, I quickly realized I had no idea what that degree would be... Cue a year-long journey to discover who I am and who I want to be... Continue Reading →

2016, the year of peace

I'm one of those people who enjoys looking back. I like remembering, and tracing the pieces and how they connect. I remember how I felt and what I was crying out to God about at various points in time. And most of all, I love seeing how He grew and changed me, how His hand... Continue Reading →

Be content

Contentment. It's something I think we would all agree is lacking in the world today, especially in first-world countries, who, ironically, have so much. Often, we equate being content with happiness. We chase happiness hoping to find contentment.¬†How do I know we aren't just looking for happiness, as everyone says? Because happiness is fleeting. And... Continue Reading →

Confident failure

So much comes down to confidence. No, this is not a lecture on self-esteem, or a proposition that you should dig deep within yourself and find self-confidence, or anything like that. Bear with me, here. Something my Bible Quiz coach said a couple years ago that stuck with me was to stand up and give... Continue Reading →

The life of the unexpected

{Forest Glen Bible Camp, Nova Scotia} It's a Saturday afternoon. I should be at work. I'm not because I'm quite sick. Instead, I've spent the day sitting weakly in this squishy brown chair, coughing my lungs out and trying not to move too much so my muscles won't ache as badly. I just reached the... Continue Reading →

Belief is not the death of intelligence

This is an essay I wrote during timed practice for the College Composition CLEP exam. I wrote many such essays, but this one was the one I had the most fun with because I got to take apart a claim and defend my own position quite neatly. Following the essay is my expansion of this... Continue Reading →

“Your words can change the world”

It's that time of year when the school year is drawing to a close. Programs are winding down, and schedules are changing. Tomorrow is the end-of-year party for our homeschool co-op. It's a bittersweet moment. Because of how school is shaping up for me, it's looking like I'm not going back to co-op next year.... Continue Reading →

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