When I was in high school I probably would have told you that I wanted to be a "Christian counselor". I said that with good intentions; I believed, and still do, that our deepest hurts and hardest struggles can be carried with God's help, however, when I got to college and took a class on … Continue reading Grad Girl Diaries #4: Can A Christian Be a Secular Therapist?
I did not come into this world a risk-taker. When I was younger, I wanted to remain in my comfort zone at all times, where it was safe and I had control over what would happen. Fear drove all of my decision-making. I did something my senior year of high school that I think genuinely … Continue reading Grad Girl Diaries #3: High Risk, High Reward
If you think this post is just another millennial complaining about having to pay bills, or schedule appointments without the help of her mom, then you can breathe a HUGE sigh of relief, because I'm actually going to complain about the actual word: "adulting". First of all, as a proud member of the grammar police, … Continue reading Grad Girl Diaries #2: Adulting Sucks
There's a couple from my home church who I've grown quite fond of, and by fond of I mean that I really don't know where I'd be without them and I show up to their house sometimes unannounced to eat their food, gain some of their wisdom, and talk about Jesus til the early hours … Continue reading The Life Skill I Never Knew The Church Taught Me
I was really involved in my youth group when I was a teenager, and during that time made lots of friends at my church and other churches in our district. There was this talent competition at a popular Christian university that everyone participated in each summer to get scholarship money for college. Most people would … Continue reading God Didn’t Change Me
With me going off to grad school in just over a week, I've given a lot of thought to the direction of the blog. Mom and I said that in spite of the future distance between her and I, we'd keep it going, which is still what we plan to do. In doing some internal … Continue reading Grad Girl Diaries #1: Before I Go
It's not often that I tell the story of my first real encounter with suffering. Mainly because it's painful and I feel as if I have to relive my grief over again every time I tell it, however, it's been on my mind a lot the past few weeks and part of me feels like … Continue reading Celebrating Suffering