Today, I’m letting go of a time and a season. In a little over two weeks, I’ll be boarding a plane in Lexington, KY and will head to South Korea for the 2012-2013 academic year. While I’m there, I’ll be blogging at a new location: A Different Kind of South. Here, I’ll still chronicle about faith, … Continue reading
Life Update: June 10-16, 2012
People like to ask me questions like “So, when you get back from South Korea (I haven’t left yet!), what are you going to do?” So, instead of a weekly update, I thought I’d provide a “Life Update” that will answer all of your questions. Academics: This is the top questions, “So, what about graduate school?” … Continue reading
Living an Iconic Life.
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith.” – Hebrews 12:1-2 Lots of people want to … Continue reading
Weekly Update for June 8th, 2012
The week that was and is. Academics: I’m not in school. This makes me slightly sad, but I’ll be taking the role of teacher in mid-August in the great country of South Korea. I’m considering applying to the library science department and/or English department at the University of Kentucky after my Fulbright year. My primary cause … Continue reading
Conversion of Life (or Sarah faces her flaws), Part 3.
Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and follow me.” – Matthew 16:24 (ESV) Parts One and Two. Click it. Come on. At a recent retreat at my other home church, my priest said something (paraphrased) that will stick with my forever: “I’m a Franciscan because the … Continue reading
Obedience, rediscovered: Part 2.
This is the second entry of a three-part series on the Benedictine vows of Stability, Obedience, and Conversion of Life. Part One regarding Stability can be found here. Part 2 “The third degree of humility is that a person for the love of God submit himself to his superiors in all obedience, imitating the Lord, … Continue reading
Stability in Motion: Part 1
Benedictines make three vows for the service of the Lord Jesus: Stability, Obedience, and Conversion of Life. I’m taking a three-part journey into what this means for me as a third-order Benedictine postulant. Part 1 Carey Family History 101 #1: It’s Memorial Day weekend. If your family is like mine (small) and lives in a … Continue reading
Weekly Update: For the Week of May 19th-26th.
Yes, it’s Thursday (the middle of the week), but why not recap the week and the week to come? Academics: On May 19th, I graduated from Georgetown College in Georgetown, KY (magna cum laude / Phi Kappa Phi). I’m not going to lie, I’m proud of myself. I’ll miss Georgetown, and it will always have a … Continue reading
I woke up at 8 a.m. Nothing to signal a drastic change, since this is my first Monday as an adult with a BA in English from Georgetown College. I woke up in my parents’ house. I woke up in my old bed, across from my brother on the other side of the hall. I … Continue reading
…but how will I live?
I graduate in four days. Technically, I could get off the academy train on May 19th and never step back inside a classroom again as a student. Of course, Lord willing, I’ll be a student of one sort or another throughout my whole life. It’s in my blood. Ingrained in my skin. I have to … Continue reading