I just came back to Syracuse, today, after a very long and as restful as possible Thanksgiving break. I always find it ironic that breaks from school are the least spiritually renewing times. You would think that with all the free time you have, that you'd be spending a majority of it with the Lord. But … Continue reading Project Restoration
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man has great power to prevail. James 5:16 I have always struggled with this Bible verse. The major reason is that I don't want to ruin this "perfect image" that my friends have of me. I'll tell them my superficial sins- how I lied, how I stole a … Continue reading Revealing shoved-in-the-way-back-of-the-closet-skeletons
I have been involved with a Christian ministry on campus for the past three and a half years. This past semester though, I have drawn back from my commitment. I was turned off by the problems in the organization and with communication and by this ever-present feeling that I did not belong. The club was … Continue reading Closer in 24-hours than your friends of 24 years
Yesterday was the New York City Marathon. It is one of the most well-known race world wide. A whopping 50,000+ runners participated and came from all over the place- Denmark, France, Germany, China, etc. My parents have been training for this marathon for over a year now. They complete the 9+1 program, which guarantees entry … Continue reading Recognizing the sound of a familiar voice
You would think that attending Syracuse University would provide amazing opportunities for all students; however, I found that taking one-credit classes are oftentimes more rewarding. First of all, the instructors for these classes are extremely knowledgeable in their subject area. These professionals study, practice, and live and breathe the courses that they are teaching. So far at … Continue reading The reward of taking 1-credit classes
Clapping is a sign of appreciation. It is a form used after speakers make a presentation. It is also used as an expression of praise for our Lord. At the end of our guest speaker's talk in class today, the students clapped. Of course, it started with the awkward do I clap? Would I be the only one? type … Continue reading Clap if you mean it
I will make this particular post quick. It is a praise. But give thanks in all circumstances, am I right? My Tuesdays and Thursdays are unbelievably long- a nonstop 6am to 8pm and beyond. Normally, I bike to and from places, but because of the rain, I chose to walk. *The rain whipping from the tires onto your butt … Continue reading Coincidental or Purposeful?
It is beginning to hit me... that I will actually be graduating this December and entering what people call true "adulthood." In preparation for adult-y things, I applied for several jobs in the past few days. I am not sure if feeling depressed comes with the territory, but that is exactly how I felt when … Continue reading When I was down, you sent someone to pick me up
In Syracuse, the parking is insane and you WILL get ticketed if you do not abide by the laws. The law enforcers are sticklers for the rules and if you walk away for just five minutes, you will find a ticket (or boot) on your car when you come back. Yesterday was October 31st and today is … Continue reading Battle of the Parking Ticket(s)
According to a report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average cost of raising a child born in 2013 up until age 18 for a middle-income family in the U.S. is approximately $245,340. Riding home from church this morning, conversation somehow led to the cost of raising children. I joked with my parents, "you guys could have been … Continue reading That’s why I am done paying.