College Survival: Breaking Routines

The decoration lights have been cascaded into the living room. The beds have been made. The shoes have been given a rack. The shower caddies have been placed on thier shelf. The books have found a drawer. It was not even a week ago that this girl officially moved back into yet another place that …

Just Beyond The Suburbs

“Slow down!” “There’s a deer!” The words echoed in my head from the last time I drove this woodsy road. It has been exactly one year since I drove these roads last summer. I made the journey from my hometown in Minnesota across the brige of the Minnesota River and suddenly “Welcome to Wisconsin” announced …

How to: Summer 2019

“Summer! Summer! Summer! ….{RING.}….School’s out! Scream and shout!” The snow has melted. The rain has come. The daylight has lengthened. The Chacos have been purchased. The country playlist has been made. The grills have been fired up. The grass has been fertilized. I am T-5 more days away from that feeling of freedom that can …

“Unplanned” : A Movie Review

Suddenly the screen grew dark and the credits rolled down it. We stood up and walked slowly out of the theatre in solitude as what I had just witnessed settled not just into my mind, but into my spirit. What does it mean to switch from “planned” to “unplanned” when it comes to the choices …

The Edge of Wanderlust

Adventure. Wild. Wanderlust. Rebel. Radical. Daring. Bold. Authentic. Jesus follower. These words have been stereotyped and trampled on to take on various meanings in various realms of our lives. They may not be found together all too often. But perhaps these words cannot be fully understood under our limited human capacities. That is… until we …