When I first signed up for this Summer of Service trip, I had no expectations other than that I knew God had called me to volunteer at the Shelter Youth Hostel Ministry in Amsterdam and that He was going to use me for His purpose and that He had a plan for this summer. Well, … More 5,000 Miles Away
2017 wasn’t a bad year. It actually was a really good year. It was a year of growth in more ways that one and it was a year full of opportunities and trying new things. So in this short blog, I’m just going to recap what 2017 was full of in my life. Grew closer … More 2017: A Year in Review
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD. “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11 This is the verse that ran through my mind after finding out the news that my good friend, Jake, had passed away in … More What Future?
November 4, 2017 Dear Jake, I never got the opportunity to tell you how much you meant to me in person, so I decided to write you a letter. What an amazing guy you were. You had such a kind heart but a strong head on your shoulders. You knew what you wanted in life … More Dear Jake
Growing up is so many things. It’s scary, exciting, nerve wrecking, fun, and yet the worst thing all at the same time. You learn how to actually call the doctor to set up your own appointments instead of your mom doing it for you. You learn how to actually pay for gas instead of just … More Growing Up at Last
Social Media: a place to connect with long lost friends, share pictures of your dog or family, find new recipes, and of course, vent about the things that upset you in life. These are just to name a few of the things that social media is used for. However, social media is often abused, especially … More Social Media at Work: Good or Bad?
Recently in my Christian Story 2 class, we read a book written by Augustine called Confessions. The gist of the book was that Augustine was trying dig deeper into himself to find God by going through all the memories in his life. He realized that God was all that he needed and the material things … More Sweetly Broken, Wholly Surrendered
As I entered my last two days of being the 2015 O’Brien County Fair Queen and prepared to crown the new Queen, I couldn’t help but reflect on the past 10 years of my life that I had been tied to 4-H and the county fair. 4-H was one of the best things that has … More One Final Farewell
Community is real my friends, family, and fellow Northwesterners. For those of you who don’t know what I’m referring to, I will explain. Community is something that is stressed a lot at Northwestern in the sense that Northwestern is a christian community and as students we are all apart of that christian community. For awhile I … More My Community
(This isn’t the typical blog post where I tell you how to life your life and give you advice. I just wanted to share some emotions that I have been feeling and a little bit about myself.) I am lost…and I have reached a point in my life where I just don’t know where to … More To the Lost and Broken One