Materialism, Minimalism, and Moving House

I remember catching the minimalism bug after watching the well-known documentary on Netflix a couple years ago. For several months afterward (and even now, honestly) I desired to give away my possessions and move into a tiny house, leaving the American dream behind and pursuing a life filled with new meaning and intentionality. As it does with many people, this obsession with the “less is … Continue reading Materialism, Minimalism, and Moving House

Commencement and Surface Calvinism

How many of us are really just theoretically Reformed? This is something I’ve been asking myself as I near the completion of my undergraduate degree. I wish I could say my affirmations of God’s sovereignty were easy to actually apply to all the realities in my life, but the truth is that I struggle just as much as anyone else with trusting that the Lord’s … Continue reading Commencement and Surface Calvinism

Theology In The Thick Of Life

“O Lord, make me know my end     and what is the measure of my days;     let me know how fleeting I am! Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths,     and my lifetime is as nothing before you. Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath! Surely a man goes about as a shadow! Surely for nothing they are in turmoil.” Psalm 39:4-6 ESV I can’t be the only … Continue reading Theology In The Thick Of Life

Living In The Present In-Between

Seasons of life are some of the most fascinating concepts to me, and something that has helped me process the daily, monthly, yearly goings-on of my own life is thinking of them in terms of chapters. I’m an English major, so the parallels between human life and storytelling have become more apparent and incredible to me as I’ve gotten older. This concept is consistent with … Continue reading Living In The Present In-Between

I Don’t Become A Homemaker By Becoming A Mother

There is such a nasty inclination in the heart of women to create cliques and set up hoops for one another to jump through. Throughout my entire life, I’ve been very conscious of the reality that there will always be a female figure close by (or two, or three) who will push me to reach the next level – not for the sake of growth, … Continue reading I Don’t Become A Homemaker By Becoming A Mother

Does Being A Good Student Mean Making Good Grades?

I have had such a rollercoaster experience when it comes to formal education. I was considered a “gifted” student in elementary school even though I rarely made any grade higher than a C or B-. Middle school was just a blur in every way. And in high school I swung to the opposite end of the pendulum in an effort to redeem and prove myself; … Continue reading Does Being A Good Student Mean Making Good Grades?