my family

I adore my family. Each of them are brilliant in their own unique way. They each have a quality about them that makes my heart smile.I could write a novel about how much I love them. Even though Jeremy tries to be the tough guy, he's still our baby brother. I will never forget how …

1st day of orientation

Today was such a blessed wonderful day!!Random words of wisdom from my future professors..."you either say yes or no to who you already are but didn't know it yet.""the mystery doesn't get clearer by asking the same question over and over.""we expect medical doctors to study very hard so that when they operate on our …

summer thoughts

life could be very overwhelming right now. i still think of david often. one of our best friends died in a plane crash on june 24. my heart continues to break for his wife, alisha, one of my very best friends. his picture is on my phone so i see him many times each day. …

why we do this

We need reminded why we do what we do. It's our job to love everyone, no matter what. To model God's love. Unconditionally. That's hard.There are some people who make it easy. But others make it very difficult. We feel ourselves stretched and broken as we grow in our leadership skills. Confrontation in love is …

florida heat

i decided i must record my feelings about florida summers now so that when i'm shivering in the ohio winter, i'll be reminded why we chose a seminary in ohio. :)its around 90 degrees today. i step outside and am enveloped in heat. its not an enjoyable dry heat either. i'm sweating by the time …

accepting the tension

I've discovered I'm very comfortable with the tension in religion. Up until now (and still a little bit), I've felt wishy-washy and unable to take a stand on issues. But I simply am comfortable in the tension. I understand both sides of the abortion issue. I think girls who are raped should be able to …