Why patterns matter.

In the months before I decided to become a postulant in the Benedictine charism, I was talking to a college employee about the kitsch associated with monastic life. Let’s face it: the word monasticism has become vogue in some Christian circles (and in contrast, in other circles, the word is foreign). There are now lots … Continue reading

Friday Alphabet.

Friday’s Thankfulness Alphabet. A – Apples, Anchoresses. B – Books, Benedictine spirituality, Battle Road. C- Cookies in the GC Caf, Candy, Candles that smell like cake. D – Dependable people, Detergent, Dad. E – Eggs that are scrambled, Encyclopedias, Energetic days. F – Fridays, Fish as pets, Fulbright program, Facebook. G- Grapes, Georgetown College, Graduation, … Continue reading

Weekly Update for April 29th-May 5th, 2012

This is the week of April 29th-May 5th. Academics: 17 days until graduation. 7 days until the last day of classes in my undergraduate career. At my freshman orientation four years ago, a professor told me that these years would fly by. I didn’t believe her, but I do now. Funny how that works. Yesterday, I … Continue reading

Weekly Update: For the Week of April 22nd, 2012

The week that was Aprill 22nd-28th, 2012 Academics: Preparing to write the final paper of my undergraduate career. Graduation is a mere 20-some odd days away. I’ve been invited to attend GC’s Academic Honor’s Day. Teaching and learning still gets me all excited. So excited. I’ll miss Georgetown College, it’s made me into part of the … Continue reading

Wildflowers from Winter by Katie Ganshert

In this soon-to-be released title from Waterbrook Multnomah, urban architect Bethany Quinn must return to the place she disdains: her rural Iowa hometown. After learning of the death of an estranged friend’s husband and the death of her grandfather, Bethany must return home and face not only death, but a strained relationship with her mother. Using … Continue reading

Pro-Life T-Shirt Week; April 24-April 30, 2012

I’m passionate about babies. I believe that everyone, regardless or race, nationality, or religion is made in the image of God. I believe that everyone deserves a natural birth and a natural death. I believe that the unborn deserves our protection. Won’t you consider joining the American Life League in it’s pro-life t-shirt week? Even … Continue reading

Why my singleness matters.

Confession: Until a few months ago, I was plagued by loneliness. I have always felt that way, even as a small child in preschool and in my elementary years. I always had a small circle of friends and when I came to college I met people that I will always hold dear, but I was lonely. … Continue reading

Constantly Craving by Marilyn Meberg

Waiting is painful. Feeling empty is painful. Sometimes, we feel as if the world is out there with nothing but emptiness. Sometimes we reach out to things or even other people to provide our happiness and to fill the void. In Marilyn Meberg’s Constantly Craving: How to Make Sense of Always Wanting More, she tackles … Continue reading

When Work and Family Collide by Andy Stanley

I’ve always been fascinated by time management and making better use of my 24 hours in a day. Though I am a college student, I found When Work and Family Collide by Andy Stanley to be a quick and simple read for those seeking to balance out their family and professional lives. Written in an easy-to-read format, Work … Continue reading