What do college students do when they have a four-day break in between a month-long intensive course and spring semester? Go on a service trip to Washington D.C., of course! I spent this past weekend at the Steinbruck Center in D.C. with eight other students from my school. This trip was rooted not only in… Continue reading Serving in D.C.
All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring; Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless again… Continue reading Not All Who Wander Are Lost
Our story starts with Genesis 1:1: “In the beginning, God created everything, and He saw that it was good.” The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis explores the relationships between demons, God, and humans. On the other hand, “The Triumph of Easter” from Letters to a Diminished Church by Dorothy Sayers accounts for the sacrifice and… Continue reading Screwtape Defeated
In his novel The Sweet Hereafter, Russel Banks explores the aftermath of tragedy through the lens of four different points of view: Dolores Driscoll, Billy Ansel, Mitchell Stephens, and Nichole Burnell. The characters each have a different perspective in the “sweet hereafter” of a school bus crash in which a majority of the town’s children… Continue reading Luck in The Sweet Hereafter
Next week is the last week of the semester. After four months of studying, I’ve got quite a few essay deadlines sneaking up on me. I’ve learned something about college essays: it’s not enough to regurgitate the words of your professor or a textbook. As a college student, we are expected to develop our own… Continue reading Creative Writing in Elementary Education
The best month of my life began when my state was swept by Hurricane Sandy. On a crisp Friday afternoon in October of 2012, I walked home from school expecting to return the next week. The storm lasted longer than we expected; a week came and went with no sign of school. The boredom grew… Continue reading NaNoWriMo
This week I was incredibly blessed to volunteer at World Impact in Newark, NJ. World Impact has maintained a presence in Newark since 1976. Early emphasis was on Bible clubs for neighborhood children. The ministry expanded over the years and currently includes four active church plants, a Christian mission school, theological training for local leaders… Continue reading World Impact Ministry in Newark, NJ