thoughts on a plane.

Do you ever feel like you have to paste on a new face, become someone less than you are in order to impress or fit in?

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hurrying to arrive (what chicago taught me)

I have spent the past week in Chicago at a conference for Christians in student development. I have loved learning and thinking about my role, and listening to people teach about it who are really good at what they do. It has made me, more than think about what I do, ponder who I want […]

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my teenage heart

And the reality is that when I don’t spend time with Him I don’t have anything good in me, and I don’t have anything good to say.

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church, for one.

“It wasn’t until I heard that…speech about self-doubt that it struck me: the real issue wasn’t that I felt like a fraud, but that I could feel something deeply and profoundly and be completely wrong.” – Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In  I’ve tried really hard not to write about singleness. I don’t want to be one […]

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what we bring to the table (and what jealousy does to dreams)

As I begin to dream and have big hopes for my life, I find myself constantly comparing myself to those who have either reached those dreams or are next to me in the “race” towards those hopes and dreams. And I struggle. I’ll be honest – I sometimes hope for their downfall. I compose mental lists of why I’m better than them, or, more often, why they are better than me.

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