A Goodbye (of Sorts)

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

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

Life after.

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