This semester I am teaching a section of First Year Studies at UPIKE. It is a class that is geared toward helping students transition from high school to college and helping them feel at home on campus. One of their first assignments is to write a letter to themselves that they will turn in this… Continue reading A Letter to Myself as a College Freshman
As you read in the previous post, Andy went all out for my birthday. I could act humble and say that it was way more than I wanted but let's be serious, it was everything I've always wanted. I'm not selfless or holy enough to wish people would just make a big deal of Jesus… Continue reading 25th Birthday Party: The Surprisee’s Perspective
Everybody's got one but not everyone has a good one. I am one of those people that got blessed with a good one. But I don't think I really started to appreciate how good a Mom she was and is until the past few years. I've always loved her, but I wasn't able to understand how… Continue reading Mothers.
This is post 7 of 7 for the 7 posts in 7 days challenge! It felt like I was scraping the bottom of the barrel for things to say sometimes (there's a reason I only post 4-6 times a month) but I think it was a good challenge. I did get 7 posts up in… Continue reading The Things That Make A House Our Home
PROLOGUE I returned to campus in the fall of 2008 a few days before Andy did (he hadn't realized that he loves helping with freshman move-in yet) and I have a distinct memory of being really excited to see him. There was just something about him. I'm not really sure what it was but I… Continue reading On Saltwater Crocodiles and Walks Home
To celebrate our five years of dating, I'm going to post our love story in several parts, one a week once in a while. So be on the look out for the next installment in a week sometime in the future. 🙂 Five years ago today, on November 10, 2008, Andy and I started dating.… Continue reading Happy 5 Year Datingiversary
A Sonnet to Christ Crucified I am not moved, my God, to love You by the heaven that You have promised me and I am not moved either by hell so feared as the reason to stop offending You. You move me, my Lord, it moves me to see You nailed to a cross and… Continue reading A Sonnet to Christ Crucified