The Blessing of Community

College was strange. It is the only time in your life where you are placed in a community of people who are the same age as you for an extended period of time. You get to live life with other humans who have a similar purpose, but come from vastly different backgrounds. My first apartment… Continue reading The Blessing of Community


Accepting the New Me

Isn’t it crazy how after a mission trip or something like that, we are no longer the same person we were, but we embrace that change. After something traumatic, we change, but we push against it. We want the “old us” back. Why is that? I think it’s because in one situation we put ourselves… Continue reading Accepting the New Me


Living and Loving Through the Mess

November 20, 2014. My life changed that day. It started out as a normal day—classes, conversations, chapel—until the phone rang. My mom had called to tell me that my cousin had passed away earlier that day. Life stopped. 18 years old. Brilliant, compassionate, and loving Tony. He was gone. I sat there in the chapel,… Continue reading Living and Loving Through the Mess

Sunday Musings

5 Things You Don’t Know But Should Know About Brain Injuries

March is Brain Injury Awareness month. Brain injuries are becoming more known because of the NFL, but we are still just tapping the iceberg. 1. You won’t be able to tell someone has a brain injury. Right after my accident, you could tell something was wrong. My eyes weren’t focusing. I wasn’t moving my right… Continue reading 5 Things You Don’t Know But Should Know About Brain Injuries